Facts about Francis Ngannou's height, net worth, record, age

Facts about Francis Ngannou's height, net worth, record, age

Claudia Kogi
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Francis Zavier Ngannou, better known as The Predator, is a Cameroonian mixed martial athlete who competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC. As of 2022, he holds the UFC Heavyweight Championship title. In this article, you will get to know details regarding Francis Ngannou's height, age, net worth, career stats, and records.

Francis Ngannou's height and more
Francis of Cameroon looks on against Ciryl Gane of France in their heavyweight title fight during the UFC 270 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Photo: Katelyn Mulcahy (Modified by author)
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Francis is renowned for being the hardest record puncher globally. Have you wondered who Francis Zavier Ngannou is when the cameras are off or when he is not training? Have a look at this article and find more interesting facts about the renowned mixed martial athlete, including details about his childhood background.

Francis Ngannou's profile summary

  • Full name: Francis Zavier Ngannou
  • Nickname: The Predator
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 5 September 1986
  • Age: 35 years old as of April 2022
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Place of birth: Batie, West Cameroon
  • Current residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
  • Nationality: Cameroonian
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Height in feet: 6'4"
  • Height in centimetres: 193
  • Francis Ngannou's weight in pounds: 257
  • Weight in kilograms: 117
  • Hair colour: Black
  • Eye colour: Dark brown
  • Profession: Mixed Martial Arts fighter
  • Francis Ngannou's net worth: Estimated to be $5 million
  • Instagram: @francisngannou
  • Twitter: @francis_ngannou

Francis Ngannou's biography

Francis Ngannou's family
Francis reunites with his family in February 2022. Photo: @francisngannou
Source: Instagram

The mixed martial arts fighter was born on 5 September 1986 in Batie, West Cameroon. He has disclosed that his upbringing was unpleasant as he lived in poverty and barely received formal education. However, he started working at the age of 12 in a sand quarry located in Batie.

As young as he was, he was approached by various street gangs to join them, but he refused. Although he had all the reasons to join them, keeping in mind that his dad allegedly had a bad reputation in the whole of Batie, he found his niche and began as a street fighter as a motivation to pursue boxing as a career.

When is Francis Ngannou's birthday?

He annually celebrates his birthday on 5 September. According to astrology, his birth sign is Virgo. The boxer Francis Ngannou's age as of April 2022 is 35 years. He was born in 1986.

What is Francis Ngannou's height?

The Cameroonian boxer is 6 feet 4 inches, which is equivalent to 193 centimetres, and he weighs 257 pounds which is equal to 117 kilograms.

Francis Ngannou's career before UFC

Francis Ngannou's career before UFC
Francis of Cameroon celebrates after defeating Ciryl Gane of France by unanimous decision in their heavyweight title fight during the UFC 270 event in Anaheim, California. Photo: Katelyn Mulcahy
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The Cameroonian began his career in November 2013, where he mostly fought in the French promotion 100% Fight and other regional promotions in Europe. Francis Ngannou's record before finally joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship was 5-1.

Ngannou's UFC debut

He made his UFC debut on 19 December 2015 in an encounter with Luis Henrique at UFC on Fox 17 and won the fight via knockout in the second round. Since his debut at UFC, Ngannou registered tremendous results, winning several titles and awards. Below is a list of accomplishments and championships the boxer has won.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

  • UFC Heavyweight Championship (One time, current)
  • One successful title defence
  • First Cameroon-born UFC champion
  • Performance of the Night (Six times) vs Anthony Hamilton, Andrei Arlovski, Curtis Blaydes, Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Stipe Miocic

Bleacher Report

  • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs Alistair Overeem


  • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs Alistair Overeem

Pundit Arena

  • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs Alistair Overeem

MMA Fighting / SB Nation

  • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs Alistair Overeem
  • 2017 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Francis Ngannou's career stats
Ngannou of Cameroon poses for a portrait after his victory during the UFC 270 event at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Photo: Mike Roach
Source: Getty Images


  • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs Alistair Overeem
  • 2021 March Knockout of the Month vs Stipe Miocic


  • 2017 Knockout of the Year

World MMA Awards

  • 2017 Knockout of the Year vs Alistair Overeem

When was Francis Ngannou's most recent fight?

The boxer's most recent fight was on 23 January 2022 against Cyril Gane in Anaheim, California, United States of America.

What are Francis Ngannou's earnings?

Francis Ngannou's earnings
A table illustrating the boxer's earnings. Photo: (Modified by author)
Source: UGC

The Sports Keeda alleges the fighter's earnings to be $2.7 million. Below is a list containing his top five paydays in his MMA career.

  • November 24/18 UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Ngannou - $255,000
  • June 29/19 UFC Fight Night: Ngannou vs dos Santos - $300,000
  • May 9/20 UFC 249 Ngannou vs Rozenstruik - $320,000
  • January 20/18 UFC 220 Francis vs Stipe Miocic- $530,000
  • March 27/21 UFC 260 Francis vs Stipe Miocic - $580,000

How much is Francis Ngannou worth?

According to Celebrity Net worth, the boxer's net worth is estimated to be $5 million. This figure, however, is not from a verified source as most sought-after personalities keep such information undercover. Aside from his boxing career, he also generates his income from his MMA gym in Batie and various other sources.

In January 2022, the Cameroonian national became the IFC Heavyweight Champion unanimously after defeating Ciryl Gane. Even though Ngannou's upbringing depicts misery, he has overly debunked that one's background defines their future. These details regarding Francis Ngannou's height, age, career stats, and how much he is worth depicts the picture of a superstar in the making.

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