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Ngannou vs Velasquez Date & Fight Info

Francis Ngannou (12-3-0) vs Cain Velasquez (14-2-0)

Date: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019

Time: The card begins at 5:30 p.m. EST (Ngannou vs Velasquez fight is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST)

Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ

Ngannou vs Velasquez Betting Info

All betting odds, lines and props are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.


Ngannou: (+156)

Velasquez: (-184)

- Draw: (+5000)

Method of Victory:

Ngannou: Points or Decision (+1900)

Ngannou: KO/TKO (+150)

Ngannou: Submission (+1600)

Velasquez: Points or Decision (+850)

Velasquez: KO/TKO (+120)

Velasquez: Submission (+1000)

Ngannou vs Velasquez Betting Trends & Stats

- Velasquez leads Ngannou in both strike percentage and takedown accuracy.

- Velazquez will be fighting for the first time since July 2016. 

- Ngannou came up short in the first title bout of his career, held in January of 2018.

- Ngannou's last fight ended as a 45-second KO of Curtis Blaydes.

Ngannou vs Velasquez Best Prop Bet

All Ngannou-Velasquez props for this fight can be found on FanDuel Sportsbook.

- Velasquez to Win by KO/TKO (+120) – Velasquez has been out of the Octagon since being injured while training for an upcoming fight scheduled for early 2017. He should come in hungry, rested and prepared for this fight. As mentioned above, Velasquez leads Ngannou in both takedown accuracy and strike percentage, which shows he has the capability to gain an advantage in multiple ways.

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