Francis Ngannou

Why (and how) Fabricio Werdum sees Ciryl Gane beating Francis Ngannou at UFC 270

Fabricio Werdum thinks the UFC will soon have a new undisputed heavyweight champion. Werdum, a former UFC heavyweight champ himself, believes Ciryl Gane will defeat Francis Ngannou in their championship bout on Jan. 22 in their UFC 270 headliner. Gane currently holds the interim title, which he won in...

Francis Ngannou admits he avoided someone in viral backstage video – but it wasn’t Ciryl Gane

According to UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, he doesn’t have an issue with his former teammate and next opponent Ciryl Gane. With that in mind, Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) feels somewhat bad about the backstage video, that surfaced from the bowels of Madison Square Garden during UFC 268,...

Coach Eric Nicksick: Francis Ngannou will have ‘hands full’ with ‘efficient’ Ciryl Gane in title unifier

" Eric Nicksick is expecting Ciryl Gane to give his student Francis Ngannou a difficult challenge when they unify the UFC heavyweight title. Nicksick, the head coach at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas and Ngannou’s (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) lead cornerman, isn’t expecting a cakewalk when the time comes...

Ciryl Gane won’t lean on training history with Francis Ngannou in unifier: ‘The fight is another thing’

" HOUSTON – Ciryl Ganedoesn’t think his history with Francis Ngannou will give him any special advantages going into their UFC heavyweight championship unification bout. Gane (10-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) claimed the interim belt on Saturday when he outclassed Derrick Lewis to a third-round TKO victory in the UFC...

UFC 265 video: Dana White on Ngannou, Buys’ finances, Strickland’s comments, UFC NYC and more

" HOUSTON – One of the biggest heavyweight fights in recent memory goes down Saturday in Houston. Ahead of UFC 265, promotion president Dana White sat down with MMA Junkie. White weighed in on not just Saturday’s main event between Derrick Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC) and Ciryl Gane...

MMA Junkie’s mid-year ‘Best Performance’: A historic crowning moment

With six months of action in the books, it’s time to look back and revisit which individual performance was the best so far in 2021. With titles changing hands and career-best performances in the books, the MMA Junkie staff voted on the nominees below and determined who deserves top...

Twitter Mailbag: Has implementing a UFC interim title ever made less sense?

" Questions on your mind about recent happenings in the UFC or sport of MMA in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week, @mma_kings answers: Has an interim title fight made less sense than the UFC 265 main event between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane? Will...

MMA Junkie’s mid-year ‘Best Male Fighter’: A champ who defended his throne twice

With six months of action in the books, it’s time to look back and revisit which male fighter has made an impact so far in 2021. With a number of fighters making an early impression in the first half of the year, the MMA Junkie staff voted on the...

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