自从1993年成立UFC以来，UFC重量级部门一直是球迷最喜欢观看的部门，原因是“一拳打败”，以及两名顶级重量级人物之间如何打架的不确定性。重量级由重量介于207磅至265磅之间的MMA战斗机组成，这使得一些重量级对手之间的重量差异巨大，这不同于其他UFC重量等级，后者仅允许单磅或两磅的差异才能使回合合格，尽管UFC重量级比赛包括重量差异，今天的UFC重量级选手已经证明了’最终，所有这些因素都使它达到了顶峰。 UFC当前的重量级冠军Stipe Miocic在获得5个UFC冠军头衔并打破连续3个冠军头衔的纪录之后，继续证明了这一正确性。 Miocic当前计划在UFC 252的第三场也是最后一场比赛中与前UFC重量级冠军Daniel Cormier进行比赛。毫无疑问，在这场比赛之后，接下来将有一名男子争夺UFC重量级冠军弗朗西斯·恩甘努。
生于巴提é, Cameroon, 弗朗西斯 Ngannou was brought up with the definition of hard work where growing up 弗朗西斯 lived 在 a village filled with poverty 在 Cameroon, this left Ngannou to not receive a formal education and with his parents divorcing when 弗朗西斯 was only 6 years old, he was sent to live with his aunt. At the age of just 12 years old, 弗朗西斯 began working 在 a Sand Quarry 在 Batié because of the lack of 在 come that 弗朗西斯’ family had. During this time, 弗朗西斯 was approached 通过 many gangs 在 his village but refused to be a part of the criminal behaviour due to his fathers reputation of being a street fighter. Instead, 弗朗西斯 wanted to pursue a positive career 在 professional boxing with the goal to simply make enough money to live on.
At the age of 22, 弗朗西斯 began training to become a boxer but an illness haunted 弗朗西斯 training for the time being leading to Ngannou to continue to work a variety of jobs just to make ends meet. When 弗朗西斯 turned 26 years old he decided that it was time for a change so he made the decision to leave Cameroon and head for Paris, France to really pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer but once again 弗朗西斯’由于他被非法越境逮捕，在西班牙被捕入狱两个月后，梦想陷入了停顿。
When 弗朗西斯 finally made it to Paris, he had no money, no friends or family 在 Paris and nowhere to live which left 弗朗西斯 homeless while staying 在 Paris to begin with. In August of 2013, 弗朗西斯 found Didier Carmont who allowed 弗朗西斯 to train at his gym for free to pursue his dream. 弗朗西斯’ idol 在 the boxing world was Boxing Legend Mike Tyson who fans would later make the comparison to a few years later. With 弗朗西斯’ goal of becoming a Professional Boxer finally looking bright, his coach 在 troduced him to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts 在 stead which kick started the rise of 弗朗西斯 Ngannou 在 MMA.
After turning 在 his first professional MMA win 在 November, 2013, 弗朗西斯 racked up a record of 5-1 (3 submission wins, 2 KO wins & 1 Decision loss) before entering the UFC 在 December of 2015 which was just 25 months after 弗朗西斯 Ngannou has turned professional and around 26 months after he had began training 在 a legitimate Martial Arts gym.
弗朗西斯’ first UFC opponent came 在 the form of Luis Henrique and with 弗朗西斯 showing the world the first signs of potential, he finished the bout with a devastating uppercut resulting 在 Ngannou winning 通过 KO 在 the second round.
Four months on from 弗朗西斯’首次亮相时，他在2016年4月10日举行的UFC搏击之夜再次与顶级重量级少年杜斯·桑托斯（Jose Dos Santos）和本·罗斯威尔（Ben Rothwell）见面。布雷德当时没有被打败，这使比赛对回合的结果产生了兴趣，但是布雷德不败的记录没有’t make a difference as 弗朗西斯 continued to show off the power he contained 在 his hands as well as the continued 在 creasing advancement of skills when he closed the eye of Blaydes resulting 在 a doctors stoppage and 弗朗西斯 receiving his second UFC win 通过 TKO 在 round 2 and the undefeated record of Blaydes broken.
弗朗西斯 Ngannou proceeded to continue his streak of activity when he faced off against Anthony Hamilton on another UFC Fight Night as the Co-Main Event which was again headlines 通过 UFC top Heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov. This stage was the biggest stage that Ngannou had be on up to that point and he did not disappoint with a Kimura submission over Hamilton 在 the first round to claim a Performance of the Night bonus and his first and only UFC submission win to date.
With the hype surrounding 弗朗西斯 Ngannou growing, he was given the opportunity to take a step up 在 competition against former UFC Heavyweight Champion and all time legend 在 the 重量级的 division, Andrei Arlovski at UFC on Fox on January 28th, 2017. 弗朗西斯 made easy work of the former champion and only needed 1 minute and 32 seconds of the first round to beat Arlovski 通过 first round KO which cemented 弗朗西斯’将来成为该冠军的合法竞争者，并连续第二次获得夜间表演奖金。
弗朗西斯（Francis）的职业战绩为10-1，他最初被安排在尤斯·多斯·桑托斯（Junior Dos Santos）中接替另一位前UFC重量级冠军，而后者以重量级冠军的身份输给了目前的冠军斯蒂佩·米奥契奇（Stipe Miocic）。该回合被同意在UFC 215举行，但由于JDS在回合离开弗朗西斯而没有对手参加按次付费观看比赛之前，JDS维持了USADA问题，因此未能通过。弗朗西斯（Francis）计划于2017年12月在UFC 218与Alistair Overeem竞争不久，这使人们相信Overeems的经验和最近在诸如JDS，Fabricio Werdum，Mark Hunt和与Stipe Miocic的近距离争夺等顶级竞争者中获胜的经历他在一次回合中丢下米奥契奇之后就获得了冠军，但不幸的是他’如果他想为下一场比赛打出冠军头衔，在第1轮结束时d对Ngannou来说是一个严峻的挑战。当两个人在八角形相遇时，弗朗西斯再一次需要很短的时间，因为他在Overeem上审议了有史以来最具破坏性的上光KO饰面之一，让阿利斯泰尔在画布上抽搐，而弗朗西斯又一次被KO举起了手。第一轮比赛仅用时1分42秒，他就获得了与Stipe Miocic的下一个冠军头衔的权利，并获得了年度淘汰赛奖和“夜间表演”奖金。
当弗朗西斯·恩甘努（Francis Ngannou）在赢得Alistair Overeem和达娜·怀特（Dana White）赢得冠军后仅一个月，就计划将弗朗西斯·恩甘努（UFCs）争夺UFC重量级冠军的时候，炒作火车如火如荼。福特Escort尽可能快地前进。这使很多人认为弗朗西斯将在有史以来最成功的UFC重量级冠军，施蒂皮·米奥西奇（Stipe Miocic）的比赛中一跃而过，在UFC 220比赛中。对阵现任冠军而感到震惊，离开了Stipe参加了第二，三，四轮比赛&5不断地将Ngannou带到垫子上，并一直将Ngannou钉在那儿，要求对Francis的一致决定获胜，这使Francis Ngannou的大肆宣传火车出轨，并使人们对Ngannou的兴趣不高，这是他第一次UFC损失。
在2018年7月7日，Stipe Miocic在一场超级战斗中与当时的UFC轻量级冠军Daniel Cormier捍卫自己的UFC重量级冠军，在超级战斗中，Cormier在第一轮淘汰赛中击败米奥西奇成为两分区UFC冠军。当晚的主要活动是返回的弗朗西斯·恩甘努（Francis Ngannou）与另一位知名淘汰赛艺术家德里克·刘易斯（Derrick Lewis）面对面。恩甘努和刘易斯之间的战斗被多次描述为“Snoozefest”并且是有史以来最糟糕的重量级比赛之一，几乎没有任何一架战斗机显示出任何进攻，导致德里克·刘易斯（Derrick Lewis）赢得一致决定，这使得弗朗西斯·恩甘努（Francis Ngannou）在两战中连败，并使他成为重量级冠军的希望进一步降低。自从这次回合以来，弗朗西斯说他对与刘易斯的回合感到不安，因为他不想像在对阵Stipe的比赛中再次遭受损失一样感到沮丧，因为他在这场战斗中占据了主导地位。
On November 24th, 2018, Curtis Blaydes was set to face 弗朗西斯 Ngannou and with people believing that Blaydes was going to wrestle and beat 弗朗西斯 after gaining a brutal victory over Alistair Overeem 在 June of the same year, fans speculated that 弗朗西斯 was going to loss for a third consecutive time 在 one year but Ngannou seemed to have found his way back 在 to his rhythm after he snapped his 2 fight losing streak with a 45 second knockout over Blaydes leading to 弗朗西斯 Ngannou once again receiving a Performance of the Night bonus.
弗朗西斯’声称第二次夺冠没有’t end there, he was matched up not long after against arguably one of the best UFC Heavyweights of all time and former UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Valasquez on one of the UFCs first events scheduled under ESPN on the 17th of February, 2019. Valasquez was looking to return after a long term lay off due to 在 juries leading to him being unable to consistently compete. 弗朗西斯 Ngannou once again made easy work of yet another former UFC champion when Valasquez looked to wear Ngannou down 通过 clinching up against the octagon with him until Ngannou landed a short uppercut on Valasquezs chin leading to Ngannou Lansing a couple of shots to a downed Valasquez and winning the fight 通过 TKO 在 round 1 at only 26 seconds.
自最初预定战斗将近两年后，Ngannou和Junior Dos Santos终于在八角形见面，并于2019年6月29日成为ESPN卡上另一个UFC的头条新闻。Dos Santos’ elite background 在 striking seemed to mean very little against the powerhouse Ngannou which resulted 在 弗朗西斯 claiming his third consecutive first round knockout over JDS to put himself back 在 contention for a title fight and making him once again one of the scariest fighters 在 the UFCs Heavyweight division. With 弗朗西斯 only needing 1分钟11秒收起JDS，这为他赢得了另一项夜间表演奖金。
弗朗西斯’ latest bout came a year later against Jairzinho Rozenstruik which was scheduled on 3 separate occasions but due to Covid-19 restrictions constantly changing, the bout fell through twice before they eventually met at UFC 249 which was the UFCs first event since the Covid-19 lockdown. Although 弗朗西斯 was not the Main Event or the Co-Main event of the night, his performance over the KO artist Rozenstruik was still talked about after the event as 弗朗西斯 only needed 20 seconds to add him to his winning streak with yet another devastating Knockout leaving Rozenstruik unconscious against the octagon.
弗朗西斯 Ngannou is easily next 在 line for a title shot after Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier battle it out for the third time and with 弗朗西斯 coming from humble beginnings 在 Cameroon it’很难不让他成为UFC中的第一位非洲重量级冠军。