10 Facts About Ngannou

1. Ngannou faced Derrick Lewis on July 7, 2018 at UFC 226.

2. Ngannou fought Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight title on January 20, 2018 at UFC 220.

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

4. Ngannou was expected to face Junior dos Santos on September 9, 2017 at UFC 215.

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

6. Ngannou faced Anthony Hamilton on December 9, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 102.

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

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

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

10. Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.