Current rankings @ Heavyweight
When is Ngannou vs Rothwell?
Francis NGannou could potentially face the challenge of Ben Rothwell, in Summer 2024.
The fight would take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Ngannou vs Rothwell 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.
Ben Rothwell would make his way to the cage with a record of 39 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggest Rothwell would have a slight advantage in power over N'Gannou, with a 72% knock out percentage over N'Gannou's 71%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest N'Gannou would have a slight advantage over Rothwell, with a 24% submission rate over Rothwell's 18%.
Francis NGannou is the younger man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
N'Gannou has 3-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 33 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 12 year and 10 months later than Rothwell, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He has fought 54 less professional rounds, 36 to Rothwell's 90.
Ngannou vs Rothwell 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 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 won against 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 defeated 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.
Rothwell has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Chris Barnett at UFC Vegas 27 on 22nd May 2021 by submission in the 2nd round.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Island 5 on 10th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had beat Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by split decision in their 3 round contest at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
He had won against Stefan Struve at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
In terms of recent activity, Ben Rothwell has been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Francis NGannou last fought 2 years, 1 month and 9 days ago, while Ben Rothwell's last outing was 2 years, 3 months and 18 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Rothwell's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ngannou vs Rothwell?
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