Francis Ngannou predicts ‘explosive KO’ of Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 ‘to remind people I’m the champion’ – Archyde

Franz Ngannou did not mince his words in his closing statement before UFC 270.

Ngannou will defend his heavyweight title for the first time against the interim champion Ciryl Gane in the main event of UFC 270 on Saturday. The card will be held at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and will serve as the first pay-per-view event of the year.

The two heavyweights had one last look at the ceremonial weigh-in of UFC 270 before offering their thoughts on the much-anticipated title fight Joe Rogan. “The Predator” made it clear that he has something to prove, not just to his opponent but to the fans – and he wants to make another strong statement to do just that.

“It’s very important to defend my title and remind people that I’m the champion,” Ngannou said. “I will retain my title tomorrow night via an explosive knockout.”

For Gane, he understands what a unique opportunity he has at such a young age in his mixed martial arts professional career.

“This is really crazy,” Gane said. “After just three years in MMA, I did what I did, which is it [get ready] and against Francis, a former teammate, I can’t wait.”

Im Co-Main Event Brandon Moreno will defend his flyweight title against two-time opponents for the first time Deiveson Figueiredo. After fighting to an entertaining draw UFC256 in December 2020, Moreno dominated and submitted Figueiredo to become champions in the third round UFC263 last June.

After facing one another one last time, Moreno was a man of few words. However, Figueiredo tried to shake Moreno – much like he tried at the UFC 270 press conference – and predicted he would regain the 125-pound strap.

“It was four months of training to get to this guy with Eric and Henry,” Figueiredo said. “Tomorrow I’m going to prank him. And I hope he took good care of my belt because it’s mine.”

Watch the last clash between Moreno and Figueiredo below.

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