Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is NGannou vs Lewis II?
Francis NGannou could potentially square off against Derrick Lewis, in Spring 2024.
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 27 wins, 12 loses and 0 draws, with 22 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 37 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 19 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 50 less professional rounds, 36 to Lewis' 86.
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 Jailton Almeida at UFC Fight Night – Almeida vs. Lewis on 4th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Ibirapuera Gymnasium, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 291 on 29th July 2023 by knockout in the 1st round at Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Sergey Spivac at UFC Fight Night on 4th February 2023 by submission in the 1st round at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
He had been beaten by Tai Tuivasa at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
In terms of recent activity, Derrick Lewis has been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Francis NGannou last fought 2 years, 1 month and 5 days ago, while Derrick Lewis' last outing was 3 months and 23 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 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 2 years and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on NGannou vs Lewis II?
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