Tag Archives: Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou Opens Cameroon's 'First Full MMA and Combat Sports Gym'

In 2016, when Francis Ngannou was starting to make waves in the UFC, he talked about wanting to help children in his native country of Cameroon by giving them something …read more

Source:: Sherdog

PHOTOS | Francis Ngannou opens ‘first full MMA gym’ in Cameroon

Today, Francis Ngannou is one of the UFC’s most fearsome heavyweight contenders. Yet not all that long ago, he was living in poverty in Cameroon.
Having established himself in the UFC, …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

VIDEO | Cain Velasquez shares training footage ahead of fight with Francis Ngannou

Cain Velasquez (14-2 MMA) will return from a thirty-month hiatus in the main event of UFC Phoenix on February 17 to take on Francis Ngannou.
The former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Posted on January 12, 2019, 11:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Cain Velasquez feeling young again, looking to ‘regain what he always knew was his’

Cain Velasquez is looking to make a statement against Francis Ngannou. After spending 30 months away from the Octagon, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is back.
Velasquez has been riddled …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

EXCLUSIVE | Coach Javier Mendez believes Ngannou is one of the most dangerous fights for Cain Velasquez

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is back.
Velasquez is set to return to the Octagon on Feb. 17 against Francis Ngannou. The former champ was last seen at UFC 200 …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Cain Camp Not Sleeping On Ngannou’s KO Power

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will make his long-awaited return to action, as he is set to face Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 1 on …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Cain Velasquez on Jon Jones fight: ‘I’ll try to make that happen’

At long last, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is scheduled to return to the cage. The heavyweight legend is set to take on former title challenger Francis Ngannou at …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

UFC on ESPN: Velasquez vs. Ngannou fight card

Check out the fight card and bout order for the first UFC on ESPN show on February 17th, headlined by heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Francis Ngannou. The UFC’s first of …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Velasquez Calls Recent Layoff A ‘Luxury,’ Looks To Show Improvements Against Ngannou

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon this February when he takes on knockout artist Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 1 in …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Cain Velasquez Says Francis Ngannou ‘Presents A Lot Of Dangers’

Cain Velasquez plans to prepare to the best of his abilities for a dangerous Francis Ngannou. On Feb. 17, Velasquez will meet Ngannou on the first UFC on ESPN event. …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on January 4, 2019, 6:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: , ,
Cain Velasquez vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC on ESPN 1 Headliner

A previously rumored clash between Cain Velasquez and Francis Ngannou is now official for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut on the ESPN Network. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez official as UFC on ESPN 1 headliner

Gallery
Photos: Best of Francis Ngannou

view 19 images

Cain Velasquez’s return to the octagon is official. The former UFC heavyweight champ will meet Francis Ngannou in February’s UFC on ESPN 1 headliner.
Following …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez announced for UFC on ESPN

After over two years on the sidelines, Cain Velasquez is ready to roll again.
Officials announced Wednesday that the former UFC heavyweight champion will fight for the first time since July …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Cain Velasquez sends Christmas message to upcoming opponent Francis Ngannou

Former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez is officially scheduled to return to the Octagon in the New Year. The heavyweight star is booked for a showdown with recent heavyweight title …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

White Confirms Velasquez Vs. Ngannou Set To Headline UFC On ESPN 1

After initial reports surfaced earlier this month that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will make his return to the Octagon against knockout sensation Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Dana White confirms Velasquez vs. Ngannou for UFC on ESPN 1

Cain Velasquez will return to the Octagon against Francis Ngannou at UFC on ESPN 1 in February. Former two-time heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will finally make his return to …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

White: Velasquez-Ngannou booked for Feb. 17

Cain Velasquez will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 17, when he takes on Francis Ngannou, Dana White confirmed. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Cain Velasquez Returns to Face Francis Ngannou in First UFC on ESPN Main Event

Former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is ready to make his long awaited return to the Octagon where he’ll face Francis Ngannou in the main event for the first major UFC …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Francis Ngannou vs Cain Velasquez targeted for UFC Phoenix main event

According to essentially everyone at the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), one of the best fighters to ever walk through their doors has been ready to return to action for the …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Francis Ngannou vs. ex-champ Cain Velasquez in the works for UFC on ESPN 1 headliner

Gallery
Photos: Best of Francis Ngannou

view 19 images

After headlining the promotion’s debut on FOX in 2011, it appears Cain Velasquez will also help usher in the UFC’s new era on ESPN …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Francis Ngannou’s Coach Blames UFC PI For Past Struggles

Francis Ngannou’s two losses in the UFC have one thing in common. That being that before both, he decided to train at the UFC’s Performance Institute. Ngannou decided to train …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on December 11, 2018, 10:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Coach: Ngannou returning to roots led to Blaydes win

MMA Factory head coach Fernand Lopez believes Francis Ngannou training for last month’s Curtis Blaydes rematch back home in Paris was one of the reasons Ngannou managed to get back …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

The A-Side Live Chat: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 fallout, Adesanya vs. Silva, Sage Northcutt, UFC 231, Francis Ngannou

This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting.
Today on the show, we’ll talk fallout from Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3. Ortiz won by knockout in the first round …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, Nov. 27: Francis Ngannou starts the climb back

After a rough 2018 so far, Francis Ngannou was badly in need of a win.
Ngannou (12-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) got it in a big way this past Saturday with a …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Posted on November 28, 2018, 2:16 am By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Francis Ngannou after UFC Beijing win: ‘I finally saw the light’

Francis Ngannou is feeling rejuvenated after snapping his two-fight skid with a first-round TKO win in his rematch against Curtis Blaydes. Prior to his win over Curtis Blaydes on …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Motivated ‘Reem Wants ‘Predator’ Do-Over

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender, Alistair Overeem, doesn’t like being used in Francis Ngannou’s highlight reel, which replays the decapitation “Predator” scored in their UFC 218 showdown roughly one …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Francis Ngannou Releases Heartfelt Message to Fans

Somewhere along the way of Francis Ngannou’s meteoric rise to the top of the heavyweight division, it became a trend to doubt and discredit the former title challenger. Ngannou lost …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on November 26, 2018, 12:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Francis Ngannou and UFC Fight Night 141's other winning fighters?

Francis Ngannou reemerged as a threat in the UFC heavyweight division Saturday when he defeated Curtis Blaydes in their rematch at UFC Fight Night 141.
After winning the first fight by …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

UFC Fight Night 141 post-event facts: Francis Ngannou goes up 2-0 over Curtis Blaydes

The UFC made its return to mainland China on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 141, which took place at Cadillac Arena in Beijing and streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Former heavyweight …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Joe Rogan On Ngannou-Blaydes 2: I Don’t Think It Was An Early Stoppage

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan isn’t of the belief that Francis Ngannou vs. Curtis Blaydes II was stopped early. Yesterday morning (Nov. 24), Ngannou and Blaydes collided …read more

Source:: MMANews

What’s next for the heavyweight stars of UFC Beijing?

UFC Beijing featured two heavyweight fights that had major impacts on the divisional rankings. In the main event, Francis Ngannou took on Curtis Blaydes in a highly anticipated rematch. Meanwhile, …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Overeem calls for rematch with Ngannou: ‘The second fight will be different’

“I have a lot of respect for Francis Ngannou, but, yes, I’m very ready for a second fight with him.” Alistair Overeem came up big at UFC Beijing, but is …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

5 biggest takeaways from UFC Beijing, including Francis Ngannou's thunderous return

What really mattered at UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing? Here are a few things …
1. Ngannou doing that thing he does
It’s been a while since we’ve seen this version …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub react to Francis Ngannou’s first-round KO of Curtis Blaydes

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan was not on duty for Saturday’s UFC Beijing broadcast, and instead hosted one of his popular Fight Companion podcasts for the card, alongside his friends …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Ngannou Vs. Blaydes 2: Gone In 44 Seconds!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight rivals Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou rematched last night (Nov. 24, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 141 from inside Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.
Blaydes had …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Alistair Overeem Says Rematch With Francis Ngannou Would Be Different

Alistair Overeem believes he’s got his swagger back and wants to prove it by facing Francis Ngannou a second time. Overeem and Ngannou competed in separate bouts on the UFC …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on November 25, 2018, 12:46 am By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Ngannou Stops Blaydes in 44 Seconds

Heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes (#3) and Francis Ngannou (#4) squared off for the second time today (Saturday, November 24, 2018) from inside Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China, broadcast only on …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Alistair Overeem guarantees “a very different fight” in rematch with Francis Ngannou

Former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem snapped his two-fight losing skid at today’s UFC Beijing event.
“The Reem” needed less than five minutes to hand promotional newcomer Sergey Pavlovich …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Curtis Blaydes Speaks On UFC Beijing Loss

UFC Beijing didn’t end well for Curtis Blaydes, but “Razor” believes he can bounce back. Blaydes went one-on-one with Francis Ngannou in a rematch. In their first encounter, “The Predator” …read more

Source:: MMANews

‘Energized’ Overeem ‘very ready’ for Ngannou rematch after UFC Beijing

Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou scored quick TKO finishes Saturday morning at UFC Beijing, and “The Reem” is not opposed to the idea of getting a rematch with “The Predator” …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on November 24, 2018, 6:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,
Highlights! Ngannou Steamrolls Blaydes In 44 Seconds At UFC Beijing

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Francis Ngannou got back into the win column earlier today (Sat., Nov. 24, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 141 live on Fight Pass from inside …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Alistair Overeem 'very ready' for Francis Ngannou rematch after UFC Beijing wins

Gallery
Alistair Overeem def. Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 141: Best photos

view 10 images

Alistair Overeem is ready to run it back with Francis Ngannou after both heavyweight contenders scored first-round …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Curtis Blaydes issues statement following second loss to Francis Ngannou

A heavyweight tilt between perennial division contenders Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou headlined today’s UFC Beijing event.
The bout served as a rematch, as Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes had previously …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

UFC Beijing bonuses: Francis Ngannou takes home an extra $50k

Francis Ngannou, Li Jingliang, Alex Morono and Song Kenan each pocketed an extra $50,000 for their respective performances at today’s UFC Beijing event.
Francis Ngannou and Li Jingliang took home “Performance …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Curtis Blaydes Comments on 45-Second TKO Loss to Francis Ngannou

Curtis Blaydes was riding high heading into his UFC Fight Night 141 main event rematch with Francis Ngannou on Saturday in Beijing, China, but things didn’t exactly go his way …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Ngannou gets quick KO in UFC's Beijing debut

In UFC’s first visit to Beijing, the Francis Ngannou that fight fans had come to regard as must-see made a reappearance, as he knocked out Curtis Blaydes just 25 seconds …read more

Source:: ESPN

Curtis Blaydes still confident after he 'took one on the chin' vs. Francis Ngannou

Gallery
Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141: Best photos

view 14 images

Curtis Blaydes appears undeterred by his second loss to Francis Ngannou in today’s UFC Fight Night 141 …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Francis Ngannou has three oponents in mind following TKO win at UFC Beijing

Francis Ngannou (12-3 MMA) snapped his two-fight losing skid in tonight’s UFC Beijing main event, scoring a first-round TKO victory over Curtis Blaydes.
“The Predator” was able to land a beautifully …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

UFC Fight Night 141 bonuses: Francis Ngannou's quick win worth extra $50,000

Francis Ngannou, Li Jingliang, Alex Morono and Song Kenan each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 141 event.
Ngannou and Jingliang earned the “Performance of the …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Francis Ngannou’s Main Event Knockout Tops UFC Beijing Bonuses

Main eventer Francis Ngannou led the charge on the UFC Fight Night 141 post-fight performance bonuses in Beijing with his first-round finish of Curtis Blaydes.
Overcoming a difficult year that saw …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

UFC Beijing bonuses: Francis Ngannou, Li Jingliang earn bonuses for knockout wins

With his first finish since last December, Francis Ngannou found himself back in the money.
The one-time heavyweight title contender stopped a two-fight skid and picked up an extra $50,000 for …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

MMA Community reacts to Francis Ngannou defeating Curtis Blaydes

A heavyweight collision between perennial division contenders Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou headlined tonight’s UFC Beijing event.
The bout served as a rematch, as Francis Ngannou had previously defeated Curtis Blaydes …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

They said what?! Twitter reacts to Ngannou’s TKO of Blaydes

Francis Ngannou knocked out Curtis Blaydes early into their fight at UFC Beijing. On Twitter, pro fighters and jornalists reacted to the finish. Francis Ngannou did it again, but this …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Francis Ngannou def. Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Francis Ngannou’s TKO win over Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141 from Cadillac Arena in Beijing. (Photos by Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports) …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

UFC Fight Night 141 results: Francis Ngannou stops Curtis Blaydes in just 45 seconds

If there was any doubt about Francis Ngannou’s first win over Curtis Blaydes in 2016, he left no doubt the second time around.
Ngannou (12-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) needed just 45 …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Ngannou Stops Blaydes in 44 Seconds

Heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes (#3) and Francis Ngannou (#4) squared off for the second time today (Saturday, November 24, 2018) from inside Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China, broadcast only on …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Twitter reacts to Francis Ngannou's 45-second TKO of Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 141

Francis Ngannou successfully bounced back from his two-fight skid on Saturday when he defeat Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Fight Night 141 headliner.
Ngannou (12-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) beat Blaydes (10-2 …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

UFC Beijing Results: Ngannou takes out Blaydes in 25 seconds

Francis Ngannou broke his two fight losing streak in the main event of UFC Beijing. Well, Francis Ngannou is back. It took him less than 30 seconds to remind us …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Posted on November 24, 2018, 1:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
UFC Beijing Results: Francis Ngannou stops Curtis Blaydes (VIDEO)

A key heavyweight rematch between perennial division contenders Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou headlined tonight’s UFC Beijing event.
Curtis Blaydes enters tonight’s UFC Beijing main event on a five-fight win streak, …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

UFC Beijing live blog: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2

This is the UFC Beijing live blog for Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou 2, a heavyweight rematch at Saturday’s UFC event at Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.
Blaydes, who has won …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

UFC Beijing: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 live results, play-by-play

Live, blow-by-blow updates for Saturday’s UFC event in Beijing, China, which is headlined a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou. Join us today (Saturday, November 24th) on Bloody …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

UFC Beijing Results: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2

MMA Fighting has UFC Beijing results for the Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2 event at Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on Saturday.
In the main event, Curtis Blaydes meets Francis Ngannou in …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

UFC ‘Beijing’ Clash! Ngannou Vs. Blaydes 2!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contenders Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes will rematch this Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 141 inside Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China.
Ngannou went …read more

Source:: MMAMania

UFC Beijing’s Ngannou: ‘I believe in myself’ more than ever before

“Now I am coming back stronger, and you guys are going to agree with me.” There’s a lot of pressure on Francis Ngannou heading into his heavyweight rematch with Curtis …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Posted on November 24, 2018, 2:16 am By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘Razor’ Blaydes!

Dominating wrestler, Curtis Blaydes, will square off with hard-hitting Frenchman, Francis Ngannou, for the second time this Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 141 inside Cadillac Arena in …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Curtis Blaydes will ‘never, ever’ stop using his wrestling, and there’s a good reason for that

Curtis Blaydes, who is set to rematch Francis Ngannou in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Beijing card, is easily one of the best wrestlers in the UFC heavyweight division. …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Ngannou retraces steps to get back to winning ways

The year began with much promise for Francis Ngannou, but losing a heavyweight title fight started a downslide for the UFC heavyweight. On Saturday in Beijing, Ngannou hopes to climb …read more

Source:: ESPN

10 reasons to watch UFC Fight Night 141 with heavyweight title implications

The UFC returns to mainland China on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 141. In the main event, Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou run back their UFC Fight Night 86 matchup, …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Curtis Blaydes: I’m Gonna Treat Ngannou Like A Wounded Animal

A major narrative heading into the UFC Beijing is that Francis Ngannou is a man who is in a make-or-break situation when he steps into the Octagon with Curtis Blaydes. …read more

Source:: MMANews

UFC Beijing Face-Off Video: Curtis Blaydes vs. Francis Ngannou

(Courtesy of UFC)
The fighters for UFC Fight Night 141 in Beijing stepped on the scale on Friday and then faced off for fans. Watch the highlights from the UFC Beijing …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

If 2018 was supposed to be Francis Ngannou’s dream year, he now has one chance to save it

Few UFC ascents have been as fast and dizzying as that of Francis Ngannou, whose uppercut of doom and freakish power meant sure disaster for opponents around the heavyweight division, …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on November 23, 2018, 4:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags:
Diggin’ Deep on UFC Beijing - Main card preview

Get the inside scoop on all of the action of UFC Beijing, including the pivotal main event between Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou to shape the future of the heavyweight …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

UFC Beijing: Curtis Blaydes – ‘I’m Better Than Francis Ngannou in Every Way’

(Courtesy of UFC)
Heavyweight Curtis Blaydes looks to get his redemption when he meets Francis Ngannou for the second time in the UFC Beijing main event. The two first fought in …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Blaydes says Francis Ngannou ‘seems to have lost his swagger’

Has Francis Ngannou lost his swagger since his loss to Derrick Lewis? Curtis Blaydes seems to think so. The only blemish on Curtis Blayde’s career is a doctor’s stoppage loss …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Fighter On Fighter: Breaking Down ‘The Predator!’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title challenger, Francis Ngannou, will rematch surging contender, Curtis Blaydes, this Saturday (Nov. 24, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 141 inside Cadillac Arena in …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Has Blaydes improved enough? Can Ngannou bounce back?

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC card in Beijing, China. With picks and odds for every fight on the card, from Francis Ngannou vs. …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Free Fight! Watch Ngannou Stop Blaydes In Zagreb

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight title contender Francis Ngannou and Curtis Blaydes are set to run it back this Saturday (Nov. 25, 2018) at UFC Fight Night 141 in …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Francis Ngannou Can Salvage His Terrible 2018 At UFC Beijing

It was last December that Francis Ngannou announced his arrival as a force to be reckoned with in the UFC heavyweight division with his brutal uppercut KO over Alistair Overeem …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on November 22, 2018, 6:46 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: , ,
Francis Ngannou explains how his mindset has changed after recent losses

Francis Ngannou began the year 2018 as arguably the most hyped fighter on the UFC roster. Unfortunately, the year hasn’t gone quite the way he planned.
Currently riding back-to-back losses to …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Posted on November 22, 2018, 5:16 pm By
Categories: MMA News Tags: ,