WOW! Francis Ngannou to Wear a $50k Jacob & Co. Timepiece for UFC 270 Weigh In

Published 01/13/2022, 4:45 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon interacts with media after his victory over Stipe Miocic during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is gearing up to defend his undisputed strap for the first time since becoming champion. ‘The Predator’ captured the title at UFC 260 by viciously knocking out heavyweight GOAT Stipe Miocic in the second round. He now faces a new challenge in the form of his former teammate Ciryl Gane.

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Ahead of UFC 270, famed MMA journalist Ariel Helwani took to social media and revealed the timepiece that Ngannou is set to wear on his wrist for the weigh-ins.

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The watch (Epic x Chrono), which is estimated to be $50,000, is designed by Jacob & Co., a company that specializes in opulent timepieces and fine jewelry. The company was founded by Jacob Arabo in 1986 and has many boutique stores around the globe.

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The Cameroonian champion is known to wear ethnic and flashy outfits and accessories that make heads turn immediately. Now, ‘The Predator’ is set to flaunt one such stylish accessory that will be featured during weigh-in day for UFC 270.

Despite all the pomp on January 21, Ngannou will be keen to translate his flashy persona into a devastating display of violence against Gane on January 22.

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Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane can steal the show at UFC 270

‘Bon Gamin’ may arguably be one of the hardest fights Ngannou can field in the division, given his style. Gane is rather laid back in his approach and is extremely patient when it comes to shot selection. Moreover, he has been able to use his exquisite footwork to outmatch his opponents and remain undefeated thus far.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 26: (R-L) Ciryl Gane of France kicks Alexander Volkov of Russia in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

However, Gane will have to be on his toes throughout the duration of the contest to avoid Ngannou’s atomic power. ‘The Predator’, who is on a five-fight KO streak, can shut the lights off at will and it only takes one shot to land to end the night early.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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