Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
17-3-0
27-1-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Heavyweight

The tape

37
Age
36
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 4" / 194 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
84.6" / 215 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 2KO 1KO 1KO 1
Form
SUB 1UD 5SD 5UD 5KO 3
17
Wins
27
12
By KO
10
71
KO%
37
4
By Sub
7
24
SUB%
26
3
Losses
1
0
Stopped
0
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2008
20
Bouts
29
36
Rounds
83
2 hours, 6 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 3 minutes

Current rankings @ Heavyweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Francis NGannou vs Jon Jones preview

When is NGannou vs Jones?

Francis NGannou could potentially face Jon Jones, in Late 2024.

The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 265 pounds (18.9 stone or 120.2 KG).

NGannou vs Jones stats

Francis NGannou would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Jon Jones would make his way to the cage with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggest N'Gannou would have a massive power advantage over Jones, boasting a 71% knock out percentage over Jones' 37%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Jones would have a slight advantage over N'Gannou, with a 26% submission rate over N'Gannou's 24%.

Francis NGannou is the older man by 1 year, at 37 years old.

Jones has a 2-inch reach advantage.

N'Gannou is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 years and 7 months later than Jones, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 47 less professional rounds, 36 to Jones' 83.

NGannou vs Jones form

N'Gannou has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 opponents and going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he won against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Before that, he was victorious against Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis.

He had won against Cain Velasquez at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.

Jones has won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1opponent and going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, he was victorious against Thiago Santos at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by split decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Francis NGannou has been fighting more than Jon Jones.

Francis NGannou last fought 2 years, 4 months and 30 days ago, while Jon Jones' last outing was 1 year, 3 months and 17 days ago.

N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

Jones' last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 23 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on NGannou vs Jones?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for NGannou vs Jones yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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