WOW! Francis Ngannou Looks in Shape and Ready for UFC 270

Published 12/15/2021, 10:00 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 28: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the Target Center on June 28, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


As UFC 270 comes closer, fans are excited to see yet another event with amazing fights. The event will also observe Francis Ngannou defending his title for the first time. The heavyweight fighter defeated Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 to become the champion. Now, at UFC 270, it is time he defends his belt.

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Ngannou will be seen facing another incredible heavyweight, Ciryl Gane. What makes this fight rather interesting is that both the athletes used to be training partners. However, after Ngannou’s fallout with his former coach, Fernand Lopez, there have been tensions between the fighters too. While Ngannou and Gane have no issues with each other, the fact that Gane is trained by Lopez makes this a very important fight for the champion.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Francis Ngannou of Cameroon stands in the Octagon before facing Derrick Lewis in their heavyweight fight during the UFC 226 event inside T-Mobile Arena on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Sports reported Mike Bohn shared a picture of ‘The Predator’ and wrote, “@Francis_Ngannou is ready for #UFC270.”

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The world is ready to see him put on a great show. While many fans hope to see Ngannou successfully defend his title, many believe that Gane might upset him. Both the fighters are extremely confident that they will deliver their best in the octagon.

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Fans, of course, can’t wait to see this fight turn into a reality. UFC 270  will happen in January 2022. Several other exciting bouts will be a part of the event. However, the Ngannou versus Gane bout is something that fans cannot afford to miss.

Francis Ngannou: His MMA career so far

Ngannou started fighting professionally back in 2013. After just one loss in his early career, he went on to win fight after fight. In 2015, he joined the UFC and fought some really good fighters.

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Unfortunately, he lost the title bout against Stipe Miocic at UFC 220. He went on to lose yet another bout after being defeated by Miocic. But he improved and came back to defeat Miocic in yet another title fight in March 2021.

Ngannou is currently on a 5-fight winning streak. As the division’s champion, he will have some extremely tough opponents. This includes Gane. Hence, he needs to be better than ever.

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What do you think will happen in Francis Ngannou versus Ciryl Gane at UFC 270? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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