Francis Ngannou is a French-Cameroonian professional mixed martial artist who currently holds the heavyweight division championship in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Ngannou has a net worth of $5 million and has accumulated over $3.37 million from his career in UFC. He had a late start in boxing, and after moving to Paris to pursue a professional career, he started competing professionally in 2013.
With a record of 14 fights in UFC, Ngannou has won 12 of them. He is listed 5th in UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and is known as “The Predator” for his ferociously aggressive approach to fighting.
About Francis Ngannou
Francis Ngannou was born and raised in the West African country of Cameroon. From a young age, he was exposed to local gangs and street fights, witnessing the impact of his father’s reputation as a street fighter. Despite these surroundings, Ngannou made a conscious decision not to join the gangs.
Ngannou had a late start in his boxing career, beginning his training only at the age of 22. Even then, he faced a series of challenges, including health issues and family troubles, which prevented him from taking his training seriously until he was 26. It was then that he decided to pursue a professional boxing career and moved to Paris.
|Full Name||Francis Ngannou|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Arts|
|Date of Birth||5 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Batie, Cameroon|
|Current Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||257 lb (117 kg)|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Professional Career and Transition to UFC
Upon reaching Europe, Ngannou faced immediate adversity, spending two months in jail for crossing the border illegally. His fate turned when he met Fernand Lopez, who offered him the opportunity to train at a local gym free of cost. Ngannou began his professional career in 2013, competing under the French promotion 100% fight and other local promotions. He demonstrated his potential early on, accumulating a record of 5-1.
In 2015, Ngannou made his professional debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ring, where he defeated newcomer Luis Henrique in the second round via a knockout. Ngannou’s UFC career has been impressive, with a total of 14 fights, 12 of which he won.
Mixed Martial Arts Record
UFC Stats: 2022 UTD
|Significant Strikes Landed per Minute||2.33|
|Significant Striking Accuracy||41%|
|Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute||2.16|
|Significant Strike Defense||41%|
|Avg Takedowns Landed per 15min||0.76|
|Avg Submissions Attempted per 15min||0.3|
Rise to the UFC Heavyweight Championship
Ngannou first vied for the UFC Heavyweight championship title in 2018, but was defeated by Stipe Miocic. However, he didn’t let this setback deter him. He faced Miocic again in 2021 and this time emerged victorious, claiming the UFC Heavyweight championship title.
Ngannou successfully defended his title at UFC 270 on January 22, 2022, winning a 5-round fight via unanimous decision. Today, he is known as the hardest-recorded puncher in the world and is ranked 5th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Francis Ngannou Net Worth, Salary, and Earnings
As of 2023, Francis Ngannou’s net worth is estimated to be over $5 million. This impressive wealth is largely a result of his successful career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he has accumulated more than $3.37 million.
Ngannou’s income from his fights significantly contributes to his net worth. On average, he earns a guaranteed payment of $500,000 per fight, showcasing the high value placed on his presence and performance in the ring.
Francis Ngannou’s Net Worth and Salary
|UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs dos Santos||$120,000||$170,000||$10,000||$300,000|
|UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs Velasques||$110,000||$160,000||$5,000||$225,000|
|UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Ngannou 2||$100,000||$150,000||$5,000||$225,000|
Currently, Ngannou is endorsed by several companies. He is affiliated with Gym King Fight Division, a brand that specializes in performance and lifestyle clothing. Another notable partnership is with CBD Research Labs, a company committed to creating high-quality CBD products.
Ngannou is also associated with Cryo Pain Relief, endorsing their products designed for effective and natural pain relief. Lastly, he is linked with The Fight Game, further solidifying his influence in the combat sports industry.
Francis Ngannous Girlfriend/Wife
It is rumored that Francis Ngannou is currently dating Miesha Tate, a popular female professional mixed martial artist. However, the two seem to have a friendly relationship and Ngannou is currently unmarried.
Francis Ngannou is 37 years old (as of 2023).
Height and Weight
Francis Ngannou’s height is 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) and weighs 257 lb (117 kg).
Ngannou’s nickname is “The Predator” due to his ferociously aggressive fighting style.