10 Facts About Francis Ngannou

1. Francis Ngannou is known for being the hardest recorded puncher in the world.

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2. Francis Ngannou was born and raised in the village of Batie, Cameroon.

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3. Francis Ngannou lived in poverty and had little formal education growing up.

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4. At the age of 22, Francis Ngannou began training in boxing, despite the initial reluctance of his family.

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5. Francis Ngannou made his UFC debut against fellow newcomer Luis Henrique on 19 December 2015, at UFC on Fox 17.

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6. Francis Ngannou won the fight via knockout in the second round.

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7. Francis Ngannou faced Andrei Arlovski on 28 January 2017, at UFC on Fox 23.

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8. In turn, Francis Ngannou was removed from the card after promotion officials deemed that a suitable opponent could not be arranged.

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9. Francis Ngannou headlined the UFC's inaugural event on ESPN, UFC on ESPN 1 against Cain Velasquez on 17 February 2019.

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10. Rematch for the UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between Miocic and Francis Ngannou took place on 27 March 2021, at UFC 260.

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