Francis Ngannou a Cameroonian UFC heavyweight fighter, has retain his title as UFC heavyweight champion. During the UFC 270 main event between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane held in Anaheim, California; the former retained his title after a unanimous victory.
With pre-match discussion centered on Ngannou’s serious knee injury sustained during his preparation, it became evident in the first two rounds after Gane put up a professional display to stifle Ngannou’s attacking threats in the ring.
The UFC heavyweight title holder also suffered several kicks within the early stages of the contest; which saw him fall below Gane in the early scorecards. However, a curveball and swift follow up was enough to drop his contender on the canvass before the end of the third round.
Ngannou continued to dominate Gane in the fourth round but was caught off guard in the fifth after being taken down by Bon Gamin which saw the fight spring to life.
A well practiced and successful execution of The Predator’s skill set was enough to see him edge Gane in what was a very eventful finish to the clash.
His title defence adds to a list of knockout victories despite being termed as the underdog prior to the encounter. His punching power has earned him the reputation as one of the most fearsome knockout artists in UFC history. Ngannou also holds high-class wins over four of the top six fighters in the game, with the other two; Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov having lost to Gane in previous fights.
There have also been rumours making waves on the 35-year-old refusal to renew his contract with the UFC; with pundits believing this might be his final fight.