Ex-challeger Cameroonian-French Francis Ngannou and surging contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik of Suriname look to further heavyweight title ambitions when they clash in March, most likely, in a title eliminator. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the pairing of knockout artists will headline UFC Columbus on March 28, 2020.
Francis Ngannou is 33 years old. The fighter holds #2 spot in the UFC Heavyweight rankings and has a professional record of 14 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws (9-2-0 UFC). The Cameroonian is currently riding a 3-fight winning streak. In his last fights Ngannou scored 3 first-round knockout wins over Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes.
Francis Ngannou’s last 6 fights
|June 29, 2019||UFC on ESPN 3 – Ngannou vs. Dos Santos||Junior dos Santos||Win||TKO (Punches), Round 1|
|February 17, 2019||UFC on ESPN 1 – Ngannou vs. Velasquez||Cain Velasquez||Win||KO (Punches), Round 1|
|November 24, 2018||UFC Fight Night 141 – Blaydes vs. Ngannou 2||Curtis Blaydes||Win||TKO (Punches), Round 1|
|July 7, 2018||UFC 226 – Miocic vs. Cormier||Derrick Lewis||Loss||Decision (Unanimous), Round 3|
|January 20, 2018||UFC 220 – Miocic vs. Ngannou||Stipe Miocic||Loss||Decision (Unanimous), Round 5|
|December 2, 2017||UFC 218 – Holloway vs. Aldo 2||Alistair Overeem||Win||KO (Punch), Round 1|
Undefeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik, whose age is 31, holds a record of 10 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws (4-0-0 UFC). He is currently ranked #5 in the division. The Surinamese-Dutch fighter last fought a week ago when he knocked out ex-challenger Alistair Overeem in the fifth round. Prior to that win, he defeated former champion Andrei Arlovski via a 1-round KO.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik’s last 6 fights
|December 7, 2019||UFC on ESPN 7 – Overeem vs. Rozenstruik||Alistair Overeem||Win||KO (Punch), Round 5|
|November 2, 2019||UFC 244 – Masvidal vs. Diaz||Andrei Arlovski||Win||KO (Punch), Round 1|
|June 22, 2019||UFC Fight Night 154 – Moicano vs. The Korean Zombie||Allen Crowder||Win||KO (Punches), Round 1|
|February 2, 2019||UFC Fight Night 144 – Assuncao vs. Moraes 2||Junior Albini||Win||TKO (Head Kick and Punches), Round 2|
|December 27, 2018||Team Yvel – Fearless 3||Robert McCarthy||Win||KO (Punches), Round 1|
|May 6, 2018||Rizin FF – Rizin 10||Andrey Kovalev||Win||Decision (Split), Round 3|
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