Belts on The Line
Who won N’Gannou vs Miocic II?
Francis N’Gannou beat Stipe Miocic by knockout in the 2nd round, during the main event of UFC 260, on Saturday 27th March 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the UFC heavyweight championship.
N’Gannou vs Miocic II stats
Francis N’Gannou stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Stipe Miocic made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Miocic had a slight advantage in power over N'Gannou, with a 75% knock out percentage over N'Gannou's 73%.
Francis N’Gannou was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
N'Gannou had 3-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 3 year and 9 months later than Miocic, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 24 less professional rounds, 29 to Miocic's 53.
N’Gannou vs Miocic II form
Francis N’Gannou had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Junior dos Santos on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Cain Velasquez on 17th February 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
Going into that contest, he had won against Curtis Blaydes on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
Before that, he had been beaten by Derrick Lewis on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas, United States.
He had lost to Stipe Miocic on 20th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Miocic's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.