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Biography Francis Ngannou. (Cameroonian UFC Fighter)

kampiiblack | February 18, 2019 | 2 | 237 INSIDER with Kampii , Uncategorized

Born september 5th 1986 Francis Ngannou A.K.A “The Predator” is a Cameroonian- French professional mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Francis Ngannou was born and raised in the village of Batié, West Region, Cameroon. He had little formal education and at 12 years old, Ngannou started working in a sand quarry in Batié because of a lack of funds. As a youngster, Ngannou decided to use his father’s negative reputation as a street fighter as motivation to do something positive and pursue boxing.

At the age of 22, Ngannou began training in boxing, despite reluctance from his family in the beginning. After training for a year, Ngannou stopped training due to an illness.He did various odd jobs to make ends meet, until at the age of 26, he emigrated to Paris,France to pursue professional boxing. After Ngannou reached Paris, he had no money, no friends and no place to live. After living homeless on the streets of Paris, he began training for free in August 2013 under Didier Carmont. Being a fan of Mike Tyson, Ngannou was originally interested in learning how to box until his coach introduced him to the sport of MMA.

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

As of 1 December 2018, he is #3 in official UFC heavyweight rankings. Ngannou currently holds the record for highest punching power ever measured by the UFC at 129,161 units. He broke the previous record set by kickboxing champ Tyrone Spong which was at 114,000 units.

Ngannou is the founder Francis Ngannou Foundation which runs the first combat sports gym in Cameroon, aiming to offer facilities for young people to pursue their dreams in sports.

Accomplishments

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • Performance of the Night (three times)vs. Anthony Hamilton, Andrei Arlovski and Curtis Blaydes
  • Bleacher Report
    • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs. Alistair Overeem
  • ESPN
    • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs. Alistair Overeem
  • Pundit Arena
    • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs. Alistair Overeem
  • MMA Fighting / SB Nation
    • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs. Alistair Overeem
    • 2017 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
  • MMAjunkie.com _Knockout of the Year vs.Alistair Overeem
  • MMADNA.nl
    • 2017 Knockout of the Year.

The Predator is still rated one of the best by UFC and is representing Cameroon during every fight.

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