Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won N’Gannou vs Santos?
Francis NGannou beat Junior dos Santos by , during the main event of UFC on ESPN 3, on Saturday 29th June 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Francis NGannou.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
N’Gannou vs Santos stats
Francis NGannou stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Junior dos Santos made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Santos had a slight advantage in power over N'Gannou, with a 71% knock out percentage over N'Gannou's 69%.
Francis NGannou was the younger man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
N'Gannou had 6-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 4 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 29 less professional rounds, 36 to Santos' 65.
N’Gannou vs Santos form
Francis NGannou had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, 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, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had beat Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Little Caesars Arena, Detroit.
N'Gannou's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Santos' last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.