18 Facts About Ngannou

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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10. Ngannou faced Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on 20 January 2018, at UFC 220.

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

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12. Ngannou faced Curtis Blaydes in a rematch on 24 November 2018, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 141 He won the fight via TKO early into the first round.

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

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14. Ngannou faced Junior dos Santos on 29 June 2019, at UFC on ESPN 3.

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15. Ngannou was scheduled to face Jairzinho Rozenstruik on 28 March 2020, at UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs Rozenstruik.

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16. Ngannou won via knockout just 20 seconds into the first round.

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

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18. Ngannou faced the Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane for his first title defense on 22 January 2022, at UFC 270.

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