Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is NGannou vs Jones?
Francis NGannou could potentially face Jon Jones, in Early 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
NGannou vs Jones stats
Francis NGannou would step into the octagon with a record of 17 wins, 3 loses 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 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggest N'Gannou would have a massive power advantage over Jones, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Jones' 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest N'Gannou would have a slight advantage over Jones, with a 24% submission rate over Jones' 23%.
Francis NGannou is the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Jones has 2-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 7 months later than Jones, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 46 less professional rounds, 36 to Jones' 82.
NGannou vs Jones form
N'Gannou has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had won 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 beat 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 beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had defeated Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.
In terms of recent activity, Francis NGannou has been fighting more than Jon Jones.
Francis NGannou last fought 10 months and 6 days ago, while Jon Jones' last outing was 2 years, 9 months and 20 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 3 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, 3 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on NGannou vs Jones?
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