MMA Combating has Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou stay round-by-round updates for one of the vital anticipated boxing fights of the 12 months on the Freedom Enviornment in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday afternoon.
The principle occasion is predicted to start round 5:45 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and DAZN pay-per-view. Take a look at our Fury vs. Ngannou results web page to seek out out what occurred on the undercard.
Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 knockouts) will battle for the primary time this 12 months on the occasion. The WBC heavyweight champion is predicted to face Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title on the finish of the 12 months.
Francis Ngannou will make his professional boxing debut for the primary time at 37 years outdated. Will probably be his first battle since his departure from the UFC. The previous UFC heavyweight champion posted a 17-3 report in MMA with 12 knockouts.
Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou is subsequent.
Opening ceremonies starting, a scene that the published has been hyping all present as “Olympic degree.”
Star-studded promo performs that includes a number of luminaries from the MMA world together with Chuck Liddell and Frank Mir.
We have now ourselves a countdown as lights beam all through the sector. English rapper Flowdan opens up the festivities with Rumble.
Up subsequent, Lil Child performing Errbody. It’s an elaborate stage present with an enormous display screen offering a backdrop and a hoop of dancers.
There’s a huge field on one of many different levels now, Becky G performing Rotate inside it. The partitions of the field act as screens earlier than elevating as much as reveal the pop star.
We’re not completed but, of us. There’s one other monumental construction and it’s time for an additional Becky G music. She performs BUEN DIA.
Now we’ve obtained Flowdan and Lil Child teaming up for Pepper. The principle occasion not far off now, of us…
And there it’s. The majestic ring really rising up underneath the ground, as promised.
Finally, the fighters are set to stroll out. Michael Buffer dealing with introductions.
Out first, Francis Ngannou enters to—appropriately sufficient—Began from the Backside after which God’s Plan by Drake. He emerges from a throne along with his identify on it carrying a crown and gown, Mike Tyson by his aspect.
Additionally a part of Ngannou’s entourage, former UFC champions Israel Adesanya and Kamaru Usman.
Tyson Fury out to Dolly Parton’s Jolene, which performs briefly earlier than a dramatic voice-over takes over. Like Ngannou, he’s rocking the customized throne, crown, and gown. Oh, Fairly Lady by Roy Orbison performs as he jogs to the ring. No, wait, he’s again to the stage. Baddadan by Chase & Standing comes on and now he’s headed to the ring. We’re moments away from the bell!
However first, the nationwide anthems of Saudi Arabia, Cameroon, and the UK.
And we’re off! Your referee for this matchup, Michael Griffin.
Take a look at Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou stay weblog beneath:
Spherical 1: Fury simply walks proper as much as Ngannou and cracks him with a proper hand. One other proper scores for Fury, he’s making Ngannou battle from the middle of the ring. Fury flicks a jab to the physique. Ngannou taking his time to determine issues out. There’s a proper to the physique by Ngannou. He jabs Fury’s physique. They commerce physique jabs. Good proper to the physique for Ngannou. Proper hand from Fury will get by means of and Ngannou felt that one. Ngannou swinging heavy however he’s not touchdown. Fury tags Ngannou with a jab.
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Fury.
Spherical 2: Ngannou begins the spherical off with a jab to the physique. He’s cautiously coming ahead. A lot of head motion from Fury earlier than he lunges in and scores with a left. That left of Fury’s lands once more as Ngannou chases him. Jabs from Fury rating, however Ngannou simply walks by means of them. Ngannou with a brief uppercut in shut that at the very least partially landed. Fury goes body-head. Fury goes again to the physique. Fury geese in and pushes Ngannou to the nook. Extra cheeky wrestling from Fury earlier than the spherical ends, maybe working to tire Ngannou out.
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Fury. General, 20-18 Fury.
Spherical 3: Fury utilizing feints to maintain Ngannou off-balance. Ngannou not biting although and he lands a clear left hand as Fury circles away. One other left catches Fury. Ngannou fires a few excessive jabs at his taller opponent. Fury goes again to the jab to pester Ngannou. Fury initiates one other clinch. Ngannou avoids one other clinch with a glancing proper that will get Fury off of him. Left hand excessive by Ngannou and Fury hits the mat! That’s a clear knockdown. Whoa whoa whoa… Fury is again up, however that was the exclamation level on a spherical Ngannou was already successful.
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-8, Ngannou. General, 28-28.
Spherical 4: Ngannou lands a proper. He’s scored with the larger pictures. Fury lets a left hand go. Ngannou is correct there with him. A few clinches from Fury sluggish the motion down. He throws a few lefts, however Ngannou’s protection appears good. Proper hand from Fury bangs towards the aspect of Ngannou’s head. There’s a 1-2 by Fury. One other fast combo stings Ngannou. Fury battled again on this one, however Ngannou is in it. Can he go one other six arduous rounds with the boxing champ?
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Fury. General, 38-37 Fury.
Spherical 5: Ngannou connects early within the spherical. Fury triples up along with his left hand and scores. Ngannou off-balance as he fires a wild haymaker. Ngannou tags the physique. Fury comes ahead with a proper hand, they clinch up. Reset, and Fury appears to be working to maintain his distance now. Ngannou misses excessive, Fury counters with a physique shot and one other clinch. Uppercut by Fury simply misses. Fury paws a jab in Ngannou’s face. Proper hand by Fury. Pot shot by Fury, he appears to have Ngannou found out.
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Fury. General, 48-46 Fury.
Spherical 6: Ngannou swinging huge, however Fury is conserving the previous UFC champion on the sting of an extended left hand. Fury feeding Ngannou a gradual eating regimen of jabs. He’s throwing the occasional counter as he circles with Ngannou following him. Extra jabs from Fury, Ngannou doesn’t have a solution proper now.
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Fury. General, 58-55 Fury.
Spherical 7: Fury continues to circle however this time Ngannou connects with a proper hand. Now they’re each circling as Fury paws along with his jab, the complexion has modified barely, Ngannou manages to get inside with a straight left. Fury needs to clinch, however Ngannou backs him up with an uppercut inside. Quick proper hand from Fury. He stumbles in and nearly inadvertently will get a double leg on Ngannou. Enjoyable battle, if slightly sloppy.
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Ngannou. General, 67-65 Fury.
Spherical 8: Fury staying busy with the jab. He tries to observe with a proper however Ngannou will get inside to clinch. There’s that lunging proper from Fury once more. Ngannou with a few scary-looking straight lefts. Good three-punch combo from Fury that’s capped off by a physique shot. Uppercut inside by Fury, he’s transferring rather a lot, however now Ngannou lands a three-punch combo of his personal. Fury hits a proper. Ngannou letting his arms go as Fury tries to stroll him down. Neither fighter trying notably recent. If cardio is a matter for Ngannou, it may very well be for Fury too. Fury aggressive, however ineffective to shut the spherical.
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Ngannou. General, 76-75 Fury.
Spherical 9: Two good punches landed by Ngannou as Fury steps ahead. Fury fires a collection of jabs and follows with a proper, however Ngannou’s energy left offers him pause. Glancing proper by Ngannou. Each males taking their time, this spherical is essential. Fury jabs the physique. He connects with a trio of punches as Ngannou pursues. Smacking jab by Fury. Not a lot from Ngannou in that spherical. Saving up for an enormous end?
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Fury. General, 86-84 Fury.
Spherical 10: Ngannou takes heart of the ring as soon as extra, that is tense. Ngannou throws a scary left hook that Fury avoids. Fury slaps him on the chin with a jab. Ngannou goes to the physique. Slower tempo on this one, like Spherical 9. They alternate punches from distance, nothing touchdown with a lot affect. Good jab from Fury. Left hook scores for Fury. Fury with an uppercut within the clinch, Ngannou solutions with a proper. Fury drops the arms goading Ngannou to come back in, however we’re going the space after yet another alternate of punches. Unimaginable effort from Ngannou, however was it sufficient?
MMA Combating scores the spherical 10-9, Fury. General, 96-93 Fury.
Official outcome: Tyson Fury def. Francis Ngannou by way of cut up resolution (94-95, 96-93, 95-94)
Fury with loads of reward for Ngannou within the post-fight interview. He calls Ngannou one in all “his hardest fights of the previous 10 years.” Requested if he’s nonetheless going to field Oleksandr Usyk subsequent, he says he must take a while to determine issues out.
Ngannou says he “wounded right now” however he’ll be again and he’d be glad to run it again with Fury.
“Prepare, a wolf is in the home,” Ngannou says.