‘See You Soon Boy’- Francis Ngannou Reacts to Ciryl Gane’s Dominant Win Over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265

Published 08/08/2021, 2:26 AM EDT


Ciryl Gane earned a dominant T/KO finish over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion. The undisputed champion, Francis Ngannou, kept a close eye on the event, as the winner of the bout would be his next opponent.

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Many counted on Lewis to land one of his signature haymakers on Gane. However, ‘Bon Gamin’ proved yet again that he is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack of the heavyweight division. Even Ngannou was impressed by the performance, judging by his reaction.

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Impressive performance from Gane ! He’s now a legit contender. See you soon boy. When you know you know. #ufc265,” wrote ‘The Predator’.

Both Ngannou and Lewis depend on their power to overwhelm their opponents. However, the champion is significantly more athletic than ‘The Black Beast’. That being said, taking on Gane will not be a simple task for the Cameroonian.

Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane: How will a fight play out?

Gane and Ngannou are former training partners. Having sparred each other a lot, they have a rational idea about what the other offers. But sparring and a world title fight are completely different ball games.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 27: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon reacts after his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Ngannou showed a much-improved version of his previous self when he defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 to become the champion. Gane, on the other hand, always seems to get better with each fight. There have been no weaknesses on display from him so far.

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Hence, fans are in anticipation of what a fight between the duo will look like. Many expect Gane to dominate the heavyweight division for the years to come. However, the champion will look to prove that he is still the main man in the division.

The duo might clash before the end of the year, but nothing is official yet. How the timelines match and when the UFC can actually put the fight together, remains to be seen. When do you think we will see ‘The Predator’ vs ‘Bon Gamin’?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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