Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane UFC Heavyweight Title Fight Targeted for January

he upcoming Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane UFC heavyweight title fight is being targeted for January, according to Ngannou’s coach.

Ngannou knocked out Stipe Miocic back at UFC 260 in March to become the new UFC heavyweight champion. “The Predator” was expected to fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in his first title defense, but when Jones and the UFC got into a much-publicized contract dispute with Jones, the matchmakers changed gears to a Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis title fight at UFC 265 in August. However, that date did not work for Ngannou, and the UFC instead decided to give Gane the fight against Lewis with the interim heavyweight belt on the line, which Gane ended up winning via third-round TKO.

Both Ngannou and Gane appear to be fully healthy and both men would like to fight as soon as possible, but the UFC has the rest of its pay-per-views booked for the rest of 2021. That’s why, according to Ngannou’s coach at Xtreme Couture, Eric Nicksick, fans probably shouldn’t expect these two to fight before the year is up. Instead, the UFC is targeting January as the date for the title unification bout, but Nicksick says it could always change.

“We’ve been hearing January,” But you never know, man. Like, the UFC’s always willing to throw you a curveball and then, ‘Oh, guess what? You’re fighting Jon Jones now,’”


Is this guy seriously still talking about Jon Jones?

Give it a fucking rest. You have a fight, one you could very well lose. Stop day dreaming about Jon Jones.


Another post about Ngannou coach still calling for Bones

i think i’m going gane. will give it some more thought.




I’m curious if they agreed on a new contract?

I still have doubts this fight takes place.

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This seems pretty far away. Maybe Dana will hold a bout for another interim title in meantime.


Very likely.

I think Gane takes it. But it could go either way, quickly.

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Jones vs Conor or Ronda for the interim HWT title…

Outstanding fight. Hope it happens sooner than later.

I’d rather see Ngannou win, but I think Gane’s style is a big problem for anyone in the heavy weight division.

Jones isn’t going to fight either guy in 2022 so Nicksick can put that to rest.

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Why does everything take so god damn long? The UFC should incentivice champs they get an extra million if they fight 3 times a year or sth