Francis Naganou and Cyril Gane are expected to consolidate heavyweight titles early next year.
French media Sweat Ngannou and Gane are reported to be meeting at UFC 270, an upcoming pay-per-view event scheduled for January 22nd. Additional reporting MMA junkie Farah Hannoun He confirmed that the fight was nearing completion. Campaign officials have not yet announced the venue and venue for the event, however, La Sure’s initial report revealed that it is likely that Las Vegas will serve as the host.
Ngannou won the heavyweight championship at UFC 260 last March, where he stopped Stipe Myosic from a 2018 second round knockout. Curtis Blades, Kane Velazquez, Jr. dos Santos and Jairzinho Rogenstarik, three of them earned him the ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus.
Ngannou was expected to defend his championship against a familiar name in Derrick Louis this summer, but could not give a date. Because of that situation, the interim title was created and Louis met Cyril Gain in August.
Gane signed the campaign two years ago and quickly became a contender in just a few games. The unbeaten Frenchman Rafael Pessoa and Don Tale Mays both filed at UFC C Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 and UFC C Fight Night respectively: Maya vs. Ascran. He fought against Tanner Boeser at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie and then went up a notch against the former champion in Junior Dos Santos. ‘Bon Gamin’ finished Dos Santos and went on to fight and defeat fellow competitors this year in Jairzinho Rogenstrook and Alexander Volkov.
Gane then stunned the aforementioned Luis and captured the interim title at UFC 265 through a third round technical knockout. He now shares Antagon with the former MMA Factory Paris training partner in Ngannou, who immediately welcomed the title integration against Gain.
Only a few fights have been attached to UFC 270, but more will be added in the coming weeks. Ngannou vs. With the addition of Gane, the current team looks like this:
- Francis Eganau (C) vs. Cyril Gane (IC)
- Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson
- Alexei Olenik vs. Greg Hardy Jr
- Jacob Malkoun vs. AJ Dobson
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Terman
- Ji Yeon Kim vs. Poliana Botelho