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 2 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 36 less professional rounds, 29 to Santos' 65.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Junior dos Santos had been fighting more than Francis NGannou.
Going to this contest, Francis NGannou had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 9 days ago, while Junior dos Santos' last outing had been 2 years, 10 months and 7 days ago.
N'Gannou's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.
Santos' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.5 rounds on average.