Francis Ngannou & Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Photos: Joe Camporeale, Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Odds revealed for Francis Ngannou vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Do the odds makers favour the experienced KO artist Francis Ngannou or undefeated, red-hot Jairzinho Rozenstruik?

One of the most anticipated UFC heavyweight bouts of 2020 is undoubtedly the clash between KO artists Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Both are two of the most feared fighters in the heavyweight division, and now odds have been released for Ngannou vs Rozenstruik. The two will meet in the main event of UFC Columbus on March 28th.

Odds & betting lines for Ngannou vs Rozenstruik

Ohmbet, No1 MMA sportsbook, is first to release the odds for the heavyweight battle between Ngannou and Rozenstruik, and they are certainly intriguing. Odds show the more experienced Ngannou as a comfortable favourite at 1.40, with young gun Rozenstruik as clear underdog at 2.80, almost three times the money.

Francis Ngannou 1.40 vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik 2.80

Ngannou debuted in the UFC in 2015, earning six impressive victories via finish, including a brutal knockout over former champ Andrei Arlovski. This eventually led to a title shot against Stipe Miocic at UFC 220. Despite opening strongly, Ngannou was slowly dominated over the coarse of five rounds, losing a unanimous decision. After this Ngannou lost a decision to Derrick Lewis in a lacklustre fight, disappointing many fans. Since then Ngannou has won three straight fights via first round KO. Two of them include former champs Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.


Rozenstruik is the first Surinamese fighter to compete in the UFC. After amassing a 6-0 record in smaller promotions, he made his UFC debut against Junior Albini. Rozenstruik won via second round TKO, but wasted no time in his subsequent fight with Allen Crowder – winning via nine second knockout. He then finished Andrei Arlovski after just 29 seconds into their UFC 244 bout, and most recently finished Alistair Overeem in the fifth round of their battle at UFC Washington.

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