Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou (født 5. september i 1986 Batié i Cameroun) er en camerounsk-fransk professionel MMA-udøver, der konkurrerer i heavyweight-divisionen af Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). 12. marts, 2020, var han #2 på UFC heavyweight rangliste.[1]

Ngannou i 2017

BaggrundRediger

Da han reflekterede på sin rejse gennem kontinenter og sin beslutning om at blive MMA-kæmpere, sagde Ngannou:[2][3]

  When I started, I had nothing. Nothing. I needed everything. But when you start [to earn money], you starting collecting things: I want this, I want this, I want that. The purpose is not collecting things, though. The purpose is to do something great. Finish the dream you started.

I want to help my family, first, of course, but then I want to give opportunity to children in my country like me who have a dream to become a doctor or something. If I reach my dream, it will give me the opportunity to help those in my country who have their own dreams and nothing else to fulfill them.

I want to give some opportunity for children like me who dream of this sport and don’t have an opportunity like me. The last time I was in Cameroon, I brought a lot of materials for boxing and MMA to open a gym. Now I just bought a big space to start the gym, as well. A lot of children now in Cameroon, because of me, they have a dream. They say, ‘I will be a champion in MMA. I will do boxing like Francis,’ because they saw me when I was young. I didn’t have anything. I didn’t have any opportunity. And today, they see me, and they are dreaming. They are thinking that something is possible. Even when they are so poor, something is possible in life. … It's not easy. It's so hard, but it's possible.

 

Ngannou er flersproget. Han taler flere sprog, herunder Ngemba, fransk og engelsk.[4][5][6] Han har lært engelsk efter at deltage i UFC.[7]

MMA-karriereRediger

Ngannou startede sin MMA karriere i November 2013 og kæmpede for det meste i den franske organisation 100% Fight, samt andre regionale organisationer i Europa.[8]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipRediger

Ngannou fik sin UFC debut mod nybegynderen Luis Henrique den 19. December 2015 på UFC on Fox 17.[9] Han vandt kampen via knockout i anden omgang.[10]

Ngannou mødte herefter UFC-nybegynderen Curtis Blaydes den 10. april 2016, på UFC Fight Night 86.[11] Han vandt kampen via TKO, da lægerne stoppede kampen efter 2. omgang.[12]

I sin næste kamp, mødte Ngannou en anden nybegynder i Bojan Mihajlović den 23 juli 2016, på UFC on Fox 20.[13] Han vandt kampen via TKO i første omgang.[14] Ngannou mødte Anthony Hamilton den 9. december 2016, på UFC Fight Night 102.[15] Han vandt kampen via submission i første omgang, og fik sin første UFC Performance of the Night bonus.[16][17]

Ngannou kæmpede mod Stipe Miocic om UFC's Heavyweight titel den 20 .januar 2018 på UFC 220.[18] Han tabte kampen via enstemmig afgørelse.[19]

Ngannou mødte Junior dos Santos den 29. juni, 2019 på UFC on ESPN 3.[20] Han vandt kampen via teknisk knockout i første omgang.[21] Denne kamp tildelte ham Performance of the Night award.[22]

Ngannou var planlagt til at møde Jairzinho Rozenstruik den 28. marts, 2020 på UFC on ESPN 8.[23] På grund af den 2019-20 coronavirus pandemien, blev begivenhed til sidst udskudt .[24] De blev omlagt til at mødes 18. april, 2020 på UFC 249.[25] Men 9. april, meddelte UFC formanden Dana White at denne begivenhed blev udskudt[26], og kampen fandt i sidste ende sted den 9. maj 2020.[27] Ngannou vandt via knockout på bare 20 sekunder i første omgang.[28] Denne sejr gav ham Performance of the Night bonusen.[29]

PrivatlivRediger

Ngannou er grundlægger af Francis Ngannou Foundation, der kører den første kamp sport fitness i sit hjemland Cameroun, der sigter mod at tilbyde faciliteter for unge mennesker om at forfølge deres drømme i sport.[30]

Mesterskaber og resultaterRediger

MMA-statistikRediger

Resultat Stat Modstander Metode Arrangement Dato Omgang Tid Sted Bemærk.
Sejr 15-3   Jairzinho Rozenstruik KO UFC 249 9. maj 2020 1 0:20   Jacksonville, Florida, USA Tildelt prisen Performance of the Night
Sejr 14-3   Junior dos Santos TKO UFC on ESPN 3 29. juni 2019 1 1:11   Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Sejr 13-3   Cain Velasquez KO UFC on ESPN 1 17. februar 2019 1 0:26   Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Sejr 12-3   Curtis Blaydes TKO UFC Fight Night 141 24. november 2018 1 0:45   Beijing, Kina Tildelt prisen Performance of the Night
Nederlag 11-3   Derrick Lewis Afgørelse(enstemmig) UFC 226 7. juli 2018 3 5:00   Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Tildelt prisen Performance of the Night
Nederlag 11-2   Stipe Miocic Afgørelse(enstemmig) UFC 220 20. januar 2018 5 5:00   Boston, Massachusetts, USA Titelkamp i heavyweight
Sejr 11-1   Alistair Overeem KO UFC 218 2. december 2017 1 1:42   Detroit, Michigan, USA
Sejr 10-1   Andrei Arlovski TKO UFC on Fox 23 28. januar 2017 1 1:32   Denver, Colorado, USA Tildelt prisen Performance of the Night
Sejr 9-1   Anthony Hamilton Submission UFC Fight Night 102 9. december 2016 1 1:57   Albany, New York, USA Tildelt prisen Performance of the Night
Sejr 8-1   Bojan Mihajlovic Submission UFC on Fox 20 23. juli 2016 1 1:34   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sejr 7-1   Curtis Blaydes TKO UFC Fight Night 86 10. april 2016 2 5:00   Zagreb, Kroatien
Sejr 6-1   Luis Henrique KO UFC on Fox 17 19. december 2015 2 2:53   Orlando, Florida, USA
Sejr 5-1   William Baldutti TKO KHK MMA National Tryouts: Finale 2015 28. maj 2015 2 1:22   Madinat Isa, Bahrain
Sejr 4-1   Luc Ngeleka Submission SHC 10: Carvalho vs. Belo 20. september 2014 1 0:44   Genève, Schweiz
Sejr 3-1   Nicolas Specq Submission 100% Fight 20: Comeback 5. april 2014 2 2:10   Levallois, Frankrig
Sejr 2-1   Bilal Tahtahi KO 100% Fight 20: Comeback 5. april 2014 1 3:58   Levallois, Frankrig
Nederlag 1-1   Zoumana Cisse Afgørelse(enstemmig) 100% Fight: Contenders 21 14. december 2013 2 5:00   Paris, Frankrig
Sejr 1-0   Rachid Benzina Submission 100% Fight: Contenders 20 30. november 2013 1 1:44   Paris, Frankrig

ReferencerRediger

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