What is Francis Ngannou Net Worth?

Francis Ngannou net worth is US$ 5 Million as of Jan 2023.

Net WorthUS$ 5 Million
BornSeptember 5, 1986 (37 Years)
Country of originBatie, Cameroon
Source of wealthMMA and Brand Endorsements
Marital statusUnmarried
Famous forMixed martial arts and Boxing


Ngannou grew up in the Cameroonian community of Batie. Ngannou was uneducated and led a hardscrabble life. At the young age of 12, Ngannou started to work in a sand mine because his financial conditions were very poor. He was approached as a child to join gangs in his village. Ngannou, however, declined and decided to utilize his father’s notoriety as a street fighter as a reason to pursue boxing instead.

Ngannou started his coaching in boxing at 22, against opposition from his family. He stopped his training after a year because of illness. He held multiple roles until the age of 26 until relocating to Paris, France, to pursue a career in professional boxing. When Ngannou came to Paris, he did not have much. After spending some time in the streets of Paris, he trained for free from coach Fernand Lopez Owonyebe at the MMA Academy. Ngannou was initially interested in learning how to box since he was a fan of Mike Tyson, but his coach eventually persuaded him to try MMA. Before making his UFC debut in 2015, Ngannou spent most of his early mixed martial arts (MMA) career competing in the French promotion 100% Fight and various local European promotions.



Ngannou started his MMA career.


UFC debut of Ngannou against fellow newbie Luis Henrique.

  • Ngannou next fought UFC beginner Curtis Blaydes.

  • Ngannou combated against Bojan Mihajlovic.

  • Ngannou faced Andrei Arlovski.

  • In the highest-profile fight of his career, Ngannou faced veteran Alistair Overeem on December 2, 2017, at UFC 218.

  • Ngannou faced Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on January 20, 2018, at UFC 220.

  • Ngannou faced Derrick Lewis on July 7, 2018, at UFC 226.

  • Ngannou fought Curtis Blaydes in a rematch on November 24, 2018, in the main event at UFC Fight Night 141. During the first round, he won via TKO. This triumph earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.

  • Ngannou headlined the UFC’s inaugural event on ESPN, UFC on ESPN 1, against Cain Velasquez on February 17. He knocked out his opponent in the first round and won the match.

  • On June 29, Ngannou faced Junior dos Santos, at UFC on ESPN 3. 


Ngannou was scheduled to face Jairzinho Rozenstruik on March 28, 2020, at UFC on ESPN but it was suspended due to COVID.


A rematch of the game took place on March 27, between Miocic and Ngannou for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, at UFC 260.


On January 22, Ngannou faced the Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane for his first title defence, at UFC 270.

Early Life

Ngannou grew up in the Cameroonian community of Batie. He had very less formal training and grew up in unpleasant conditions. Ngannou moved in along with his auntie at the age of 6 years old as a result of his parent’s separation. Ngannou joined the team in a Batie sand quarry just at the age of 10 because of his financial conditions. When he was a young lad, different groups in the village contacted him about joining their clubs but Ngannou rejected them.  He rather opted to utilize the terrible reputation of his father as a street fighter to motivate himself to become a boxer.

22 years old Ngannou began boxing training despite early resistance from his parents. Following a year of exercise, Ngannou stopped because of his medical condition. He worked part-time to earn a living up until the age of 26. Then he decided to move to the professional world of boxing and relocated to Paris, France. He still was punished with a two-month term of imprisonment in Spanish for trespassing over the border after traveling to Europe. Ngannou did not have any money, contacts, or a home to live in when he arrived in Paris.

After living roofless in Paris, he met Francis Carmont. Carmont connected him to Fernand Lopez as well as the MMA factory. Ngannou, a fan of Mike Tyson, intended to pursue boxing, but Lopez saw his ability in MMA and persuaded him to give MMA a shot. Lopez gave Ngannou some gear and unrestricted access to the facilities so he could practice and sleep, which officially started his MMA journey.


Francis Ngannou was born in Cameroon, where he struggled to get an adequate education and lived in poverty. Due to his parent’s divorce, Francis moved in with his aunt when he was six years old. At the age of 10, he began working at the Batié stone quarry.

Ngannou, who drew motivation from his father’s poor reputation, decided to pursue boxing at age 22 but gave it up after a year due to illness.

When Ngannou arrived in Paris after serving a two-month prison sentence in Spain for trespassing across the Moroccan-Spanish border, his life took a dramatic turn. Francis met Fernand Lopez in Paris, who allowed him to train in an MMA factory and stay at the gym for free.

Francis began his MMA career in November 2013 and fought Rachid Benzina in his first match at 100% Fight Contenders 20. In just two minutes, Ngannou used an armbar to submit Benzina. He suffered a unanimous decision loss in his next fight against Zoumana Cisse before turning things around with KO wins over Bilal Tahtahi and William Baldutti. In his subsequent two matches, he defeated Nicolas Specq and Luc Ngeleka by submission to compile a 5-1 record.

Favorite Quotes from Francis Ngannou

Favorite Quote 1 from Francis Ngannou

“I’m going to make my heaven. I’m going to struggle for it. I’m going to fight to earn everything I dream about.” 

-Francis Ngannou
Favorite Quote 2 from Francis Ngannou

“The one who intimidates me is myself. I’m scared to fail. That is the thing that makes me the most afraid to fail. To think that I can make a mistake and lose the fight scares me, so that is why I work out a lot: to bring more chances to my size and less opportunity to my opponent.” 

-Francis Ngannou
Favorite Quote 3 from Francis Ngannou

“The most important thing for me is to win the fight and not what people are going to say.”

-Francis Ngannou
Favorite Quote 4 from Francis Ngannou

” You have to just be able to deal with yourself and move forward.”

Francis Ngannou
Favorite Quote 5 from Francis Ngannou

” People easily quit their dream because it’s not easy.”

Francis Ngannou
Favorite Quote 6 from Francis Ngannou

” When you’re used to having nothing, the first time you have something, you get really focused.”

Francis Ngannou

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Francis Nhannou?

Francis Ngannou’s net worth was estimated at US$ 5 Million.

When was Francis Ngannou born?

Francis Ngannou was born on September 5, 1986.


Ngannou was raised in the Batié neighborhood of Cameroon. He had little formal training and was reared in poverty. Ngannou’s parents were divorced at the age of 6 years old, and he then moved in with his aunt. Ngannou started working in a Batié sand quarry just at the age of ten because of the lack of funds. As a young child, he received invitations from several gangs in his area to join but he turned them down, opting to use his father’s poor reputation in fighting games as motivation to pursue boxing instead.

Francis Ngannou net worth is US$ 5 Million as of Jan 2023.

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