Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won N’Gannou vs Velasquez?
Francis NGannou beat Cain Velasquez by , during the main event of UFC on ESPN 1, on Sunday 17th February 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
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 Velasquez stats
Francis NGannou stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.
Cain Velasquez made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Velasquez had advantage in power over N'Gannou, with a 86% knock out percentage over N'Gannou's 67%.
Francis NGannou was the younger man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
N'Gannou had a height advantage of 3 inches over Velasquez. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
N'Gannou was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 1 month later than Velasquez, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 29 to Velasquez's 31.
N'Gannou's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 3 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.