Francis Ngannou Vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik set to headline UFC Columbus

Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

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 SantosCain Velasquez and Curtis Blaydes.

Francis Ngannou’s last 6 fights

Date Event Opponent Result Method
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

Date Event Opponent Result Method
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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