MMA – UFC (Heavyweight): Ngannou defeats Gane on points

Posted on January 23, 2022 at 9:35 a.m. – updated on January 23, 2022 at 11:09 a.m.


After five high-intensity rounds during which Ciryl Gane resisted, Francis Ngannou retained his UFC heavyweight champion belt by unanimous decision of the judges.

Ciryl Gane gave it her all but it wasn’t enough. In the octagon installed in the heart of the Honda Center in Anaheim, the room that usually hosts the Ducks NHL franchise, the Frenchman saw his dream of winning the UFC heavyweight belt shattered by defending champion Francis Ngannou. However, during the first two rounds of five minutes, the Habs were able to stand up to the powerful Cameroonian. Unable to hit Ciryl Gane, Francis Ngannou decided to change strategy and was able to bring his opponent to the ground. It is in this phase of combat that the defending champion knew how to impress the judges but especially to wear out his adversary. In the last round, Ciryl Gane tried to reverse the trend but Francis Ngannou was able to hold on and wait for the decision of the three judges.

Gane: « I know it’s a good performance »

It is unanimously (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) that the Cameroonian retains his UFC heavyweight champion belt, he who was defending it for the first time. « I was sorry because I feel like I’m doing this for people even though I’m doing it for myself. I have a mission in life, it is to take care of my family. JI know I didn’t disappoint because even when hot I know it’s a good performancetold Ciryl Gane at the microphone of RMC Sports after leaving the octagon. But congratulations to Francis Ngannou, he did exactly what needed to be done to beat me. We tried to find solutions. He is very patient, we knew it, he also played it, it tired me. “Assuring that he missed” details “and leaving this fight with” a lot of frustration “, Ciryl Gane plans to get a revenge against Francis Ngannou.

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