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Francis Ngannou Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

Francis Ngannou Quick Info
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 119 kg
Date of Birth September 5, 1986
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian professional mixed martial artist who began competing in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2015. As of November 2022, he was ranked number 4 UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings. As of November 2022, he had put together an impressive 16-3 win-loss record in his professional mixed arts career, including an 11-2 win-loss record since joining UFC. In March 2022, at UFC 260, he had defeated Stipe Miocic to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship, becoming the first Cameroonian-born UFC champion. Before joining UFC in 2015, he had amassed a 5–1 win-loss record competing in promotions based in France, Switzerland, and Bahrain such as 100% Fight, SHC, and KHK MMA.

Born Name

Francis Zavier Ngannou

Nick Name

The Predator

Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2022
Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2022 (Francis Ngannou / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Batié, Hauts Plateaux Division, Cameroon

Residence

Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States

Nationality

Cameroonian

 

Occupation

Professional Mixed Martial Artist

Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2022
Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2022 (Francis Ngannou / Instagram)

Family

  • Siblings – He has 3 brothers and a sister.
  • Others – He has an aunt.

Weight(s)

Heavyweight

Stance

Orthodox

Reach

6 ft 11 in or 211 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 4 in or 193 cm

Weight

119 kg or 262.5 lbs

Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2022
Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2022 (Francis Ngannou / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of Cameroonian descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Close-cropped, afro hair
  • Sports a trimmed goatee

Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2022
Francis Ngannou as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2022 (Francis Ngannou / Instagram)

Francis Ngannou Facts

  1. Francis had grown up in abject poverty and had received very little formal education growing up. His parents had parted ways when he was about 6 years old after which he had lived with his aunt for quite a while.
  2. By the time he had turned 10, he had started working in a local sand quarry to earn a livelihood. In his teenage years, he had been lured by several gangs in his village to join them but he had resisted all those approaches. He had later decided to use his father’s negative reputation as a street fighter as an inspiration to do something positive with his life and had eventually started getting trained in boxing despite opposition from his family.
  3. He had started getting trained in boxing when he was 22 but had stopped after a year due to an illness. Thereafter, he had taken up several odd jobs to make ends meet. At the age of 26, he had moved to Paris to try and pursue a career in professional boxing.
  4. However, soon upon reaching Europe, he had been imprisoned for 2 months in Spain on charges of illegally crossing the border. After his sentence had ended, he had traveled to Paris but had no money. He was homeless for quite a while and used to live on the streets of Paris. A few months later, he had been introduced by a friend to Cameroonian MMA coach and former mixed martial artist Fernand Lopez as well as the MMA factory in Paris, the largest MMA gym in France.
  5. Fernand had convinced Francis to give up on his boxing dream and try out MMA instead. After Francis had heeded his advice, Fernand had given him some MMA gear and had allowed him to train and sleep at the gym for no cost.
  6. As of November 2022, he had won the ‘Performance of the Night’ UFC Bonus Award 6 times in his 13 bouts at the promotion.
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Featured Image by Francis Ngannou / Instagram

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