Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane Fighter Records: Breaking Down Ngannou, Gane's Record Ahead of UFC 270

Francis Ngannou's fighter record compared to Ciryl Gane's fighter record. Fighter records for the upcoming UFC 270 main event. Who holds the advantage this weekend? Let's take a look at how each fighter got here.
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Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane Fighter Records: Breaking Down Ngannou, Gane's Record Ahead of UFC 270

This weekend, the entire fight world will have their eyes on UFC 270.

They'll be watching for many reasons. As always, UFC Pay-Per-View events bring together the biggest and best names from MMA. But, this time around, the event will be packed with a little more firepower as Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane meet in the octagon with the heavyweight title on the line. So, it's important we take a look at both Francis Ngannou's fighter record and Ciryl Gane's fighter record ahead of their fight.

Ngannou, the current UFC heavyweight champion, is considered by most to be the most feared man in combat sports. At 6-foot-4 and 263 pounds, without an ounce of fat on him, Ngannou uses his incredible power to strike fear into every single one of his opponents.

Last time he was in the octagon, he took out future UFC Hall of Famer and champion Stipe Miocic with a vicious KO, as he does to almost everyone he faces.

But, Ciryl Gane is a different beast and many think he could be the one to take down Ngannou.

In the ring, Gane doesn't have the same type of stature that Ngannou possesses, but he's a big fighter in his own right.

Where Gane does perhaps hold an advantage is in his grappling skills and athleticism. If he can survive the first round or two, he should be able to wear down the bigger Ngannou and use his technique to get a win.

What happens come Saturday at UFC 270 is as good as anyone's guess. But, we can take a look at their fighter records to try and get an idea of what to expect.

Click here for the latest Ngannou vs. Gane odds

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Francis Ngannou Fight History

Neither of these two fighters are overly experienced in the world of MMA, but Ngannou does hold a distinct advantage, having fought in 19 professional MMA bouts.

Ngannou, originally from Cameroon, fought his first professional MMA fight in 2013. He started out 1-0 before losing his second ever bout. Ngannou fought just six professional fights before getting signed to the UFC, joining the company with a 5-1 record.

Ngannou's first UFC fight was against Luis Henrique, which he won via KO. Ngannou's UFC fighter record began with six straight victories, including one of the greatest KOs in UFC history against Alistair Overeem.

Next up for Ngannou was Miocic, a fight he lost in his first ever title shot. He followed that up with a loss to Derrick Lewis in 2018, but he hasn't lost since, improving to 16-3 overall in becoming the UFC heavyweight champion.

Francis Ngannou Fighter Record

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTime
Win16–3Stipe MiocicKO (punch)UFC 26027 March 202120:52
Win15–3Jairzinho RozenstruikKO (punches)UFC 2499 May 202010:20
Win14–3Junior dos SantosTKO (punches)UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. dos Santos29 June 201911:11
Win13–3Cain VelasquezKO (punches)UFC on ESPN: Ngannou vs. Velasquez17 February 201910:26
Win12–3Curtis BlaydesTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Ngannou 224 November 201810:45
Loss11–3Derrick LewisDecision (unanimous)UFC 2267 July 201835:00
Loss11–2Stipe MiocicDecision (unanimous)UFC 22020 January 201855:00
Win11–1Alistair OvereemKO (punch)UFC 2182 December 201711:42
Win10–1Andrei ArlovskiTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña28 January 201711:32
Win9–1Anthony HamiltonSubmission (kimura)UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov9 December 201611:57
Win8–1Bojan MihajlovićTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko23 July 201611:34
Win7–1Curtis BlaydesTKO (doctor stoppage)UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos10 April 201625:00
Win6–1Luis HenriqueKO (punch)UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 219 December 201522:53
Win5–1William BalduttiTKO (punches)KHK MMA National Tryouts: Finale 201528 May 201521:22
Win4–1Luc NgelekaSubmission (guillotine choke)SHC 10: Carvalho vs. Belo20 September 201410:44
Win3–1Nicolas SpecqSubmission (arm-triangle choke)100% Fight 20: Comeback5 April 201412:10
Win2–1Bilal TahtahiKO (punch)13:58
Loss1–1Zoumana CisseDecision (unanimous)100% Fight: Contenders 2114 December 201315:00
Win1–0Rachid BenzinaSubmission (armbar)100% Fight: Contenders 2030 November 201311:44
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Ciryl Gane Fight History

As for Gane, the interim champ only has 10 professional MMA fights under his belt. But, in that short period of time, Gane has proved to be one of the best fighters on the planet.

After just three pro fights, Ciryl Gane was signed to a UFC contract. He immediately took on Raphael Pessoa, who he defeated, and went on a seven-fight win streak which included wins over Derrick Lewis, Junior Dos Santos and Alexander Volkov.

Ganes doesn't have the same KO power as Ngannou, he has just two in his UFC career, but he has three submission finishes, possessing great understanding of a ground game, especially for a bigger fighter.

Ciryl Gane Fighter Record

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTime
Win10–0Derrick LewisTKO (punches)UFC 265August 7, 202134:11
Win9–0Alexander VolkovDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. VolkovJune 26, 202155:00
Win8–0Jairzinho RozenstruikDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. GaneFebruary 27, 202155:00
Win7–0Junior dos SantosTKO (elbow)UFC 256December 12, 202022:34
Win6–0Tanner BoserDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean ZombieDecember 21, 201935:00
Win5–0Don'Tale MayesSubmission (heel hook)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. AskrenOctober 26, 201934:46
Win4–0Raphael PessoaSubmission (arm-triangle choke)UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2August 10, 201914:42
Win3–0Roggers SouzaTKO (punches)TKO 48: Souza vs GaneMay 24, 201914:26
Win2–0Adam DyczkaTKO (punches)TKO 44: Hunter vs BarriaultSeptember 21, 201824:57
Win1–0Bobby SullivanSubmission (front choke)TKO Fight Night 1August 2, 201811:42

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Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.

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