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Who won N’Gannou vs Rozenstruik?
Francis NGannou beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik by , during the main card of UFC 249, on Saturday 9th May 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Francis NGannou.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
N’Gannou vs Rozenstruik stats
Francis NGannou stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Rozenstruik had advantage in power over N'Gannou, with a 90% knock out percentage over N'Gannou's 71%.
Francis NGannou was the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
N'Gannou had 5-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Rozenstruik's, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 6 months later than Rozenstruik, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought the same amount of professional rounds, 29 to Rozenstruik's 29.
N’Gannou vs Rozenstruik form
Francis NGannou had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Junior dos Santos at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141 on 24th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Cadillac Arena, Beijing, China.
Before that, he had been beaten by Derrick Lewis at UFC 226 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 at UFC 220 on 20th January 2018 by unanimous decision in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at TD Garden, Boston.
Rozenstruik had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Augusto Sakai at UFC Vegas 28 on 5th June 2021 by knockout in the 1st round in the United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Junior dos Santos at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Before that, he had defeated Alistair Overeem at UFC on ESPN 7 on 7th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Capital One Arena, Washington D.C..
He had won against Andrey Kovalev at RIZIN 10 on 6th May 2018 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jairzinho Rozenstruik had been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Going to this contest, Francis NGannou had last fought 2 years, 6 months and 23 days ago, while Jairzinho Rozenstruik's last outing had been 7 months and 16 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Rozenstruik's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.