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Francis NGannou vs Derrick Lewis preview
When is NGannou vs Lewis II?
Francis NGannou could potentially square off against Derrick Lewis, in Autumn/Fall 2021.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
NGannou vs Lewis II 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.
Derrick Lewis would make his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 11 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggest Lewis would have a slight advantage in power over N'Gannou, with a 81% knock out percentage over N'Gannou's 71%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest N'Gannou would have an advantage over Lewis, with a 24% submission rate over Lewis' 4%.
Francis NGannou is the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
N'Gannou has a height advantage of 1 inch over Lewis. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 7 months later than Lewis, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 44 less professional rounds, 36 to Lewis' 80.
NGannou vs Lewis II 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.
Derrick Lewis has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Sergey Spivac at UFC Fight Night on 4th February 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Sergey Pavlovich at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had defeated Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night on 18th December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round.
He had been beaten by Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Derrick Lewis has been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Francis NGannou last fought 1 year, 1 month and 24 days ago, while Derrick Lewis' last outing was 1 month and 14 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Lewis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on NGannou vs Lewis II?
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