Get to know Francis Ngannou, Owner of the Gledek Blow at UFC
MDP Live - The name Francis Ngannou in the UFC heavyweight is very feared because he is difficult to beat and has a hard punch.
The name Francis Ngannou is currently making a scene in the UFC heavyweight division, following his prowess because he is hard to beat. The latest is Ciryl Gane who became a victim at UFC 270.
Competing at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California, United States, last Sunday (23/01/22), Ngannou started the first round with a hard punch in Gane's stomach and head.
But he managed to survive Ngannou's attack. Not only that, this heavyweight king also dominates the battle on the octagon.
Throughout the first round, Gane dodged several times and was pushed into the fence. In the second round, Ngannou appeared more and more pressing, but Gene made a mocking move.
When entering the third round, Gane attacked more by releasing kicks. After being able to be cornered throughout the first to third rounds, Gane was only able to appear attacking in the fourth round.
Entering the fifth round, Gane again pushed Ngannou with a series of aggressive kicks. Gane tries to heel hook, but Ngannou manages to dodge.
From the results of the calculations, Ngannou came out as the winner. The Cameroonian fighter is ahead of Gane with an absolute number of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.
Francis Ngannou's Dark Ages
The name of Francis Ngannou is increasingly flying and is respected by many fighters in the UFC heavyweight division. The success of the 35-year-old man was certainly not easy to achieve.
His childhood had to be passed darkly. Ngannou was born and raised in the village of Batie, Cameroon. He grew up in poverty and did not receive a complete formal education, just to get food he needed to fight, let alone to get boxing training.
Ngannou is a living joke in his hometown and a victim of bullying, therefore he wants to be strong.
"I was the subject of shame, so I didn't want to be humiliated again," said Ngannou, quoted by Essentially Sports.
"That's why I decided to get up and do something to be appreciated and stand out from all the kids."
At that time, 13-year-old Ngannou decided to practice boxing to become stronger.
"When I met the sport of boxing, there was no gym and boxing place to practice. Then how do I do it," he said.
"I then decided to move to the city, pursuing my dream after several years of living in an incomplete village," Ngannou added.
Even so, the dark story has passed. Ngannou is currently at the peak of his career as the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion.
UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs Cyril Gane Title Battle
MDP Live - Today's UFC 270, there is the main duel for the heavyweight title between Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane, Sunday (23/01/22) starting at 06:00.
Finally, the most prestigious MMA promoter in the world held a grand battle titled UFC 270 which took place at the Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
The meeting between Francis Ngannou (16-3-0) vs Ciryl Gane (10-0-0) will be the main duel on the main card at UFC 270 this weekend.
Francis Ngannou is the king of the UFC heavyweight division. He won the title throne after defeating Stipe Miocic via KO (punch) in the second round of UFC 260 on March 27, 2021.
Now the fighter nicknamed The Predator for the first time will try to defend his title against Ciryl Gane, always the number 1 fighter as well as the interim title winner.
Besides Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane, there was also another exciting duel between Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo who was fighting for the flyweight title.
Deiveson Figueiredo will try to reclaim the flyweight title he once had, after losing to Brandon Moreno via submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC 263.
Not only Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane that will be the main headline of UFC 270, but also a series of battles on the main card, preliminary card and early prelims card that took place excitingly.
UFC 270 Streaming Schedule, Sunday (23/01/22):
Main Card – 10:00
Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane – heavyweight title fight
Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo – flyweight title fight
Michel Pereira vs Andre Fialho – welterweight
Cody Stamann vs Said Nurmagomedov – bantamweight
Serghei Spivac vs Greg Hardy – heavyweight
Prelims Card – 08:00
Rodolfo Vieira vs Willington Turman – middleweight
Raoni Barcelos vs Victor Henry – bantamweight
Ilia Topuria vs Charles Jourdain – featherweight
Jack Della Maddalena vs Pete Rodriguez – welterweight
Early Prelims – 06:00
Tony Gravely vs Saimon Oliveira – bantamweight
Trevin Giles vs Michael Morales – wetlterweight
Silvana Gomez Juarez vs Vanessa Demopoulos – women strawweight
Matt Frevola vs Genaro Valdez – lightweight
Kay Hansen vs Jasmine Jasudavicius – women flyweight
Former UFC's strongest fighter is believed to not be able to subdue the heavyweight king
MDP Live - Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Jon Jones, is believed to not be able to beat the UFC heavyweight king.
Jon Jones is the former UFC's strongest fighter ever to top the pound-for-pound rankings.
He is also a former light heavyweight title holder who decided to switch divisions two years ago.
At that time, Jon Jones was determined to step up to the heavyweight division by challenging the top fighter, Francis Ngannou.
However, the UFC has not approved the fight because Jon Jones demanded a large fee.
The situation that occurred finally made Jon Jones vacuum from competing and had not yet debuted in the heavyweight division.
Meanwhile, Francis Ngannou, he has become the king of heavyweights after winning over Stipe Miocic.
He is currently scheduled for a title defense against interim belt holder, Ciryl Gane.