Francis Ngannou is a Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist competing in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As of August 18, 2020, he is #1 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. The #1 was born on 5th september 1986, thus he turns 34 today.
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On his Birthday he is being wished by UFC on their Twitter and Instagram accounts.
The post by UFC on Twitter is described as “The Predator! Happy Birthday, @Francis_Ngannou”.
Ngannou was born and raised in the village of Batie, Cameroon. The UFC champion lived in poverty and had little formal education growing up. His hardships and poverty he had faced in the earlier stages of life had made him start a foundation to help the young people having dreams for sports.
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Ngannou is the founder of the Francis Ngannou Foundation, which runs the first combat sports gym in his native Cameroon, aiming to offer facilities for young people to pursue their dreams in sports.
Earlier Ngannou had participated in a match with Hoga for the Francis Ngannou foundation. Hoga is a famous comedian from Ngannou’s native Cameroon and the two teamed up for a charity match benefiting the Francis Ngannou Foundation.