Francis Ngannou heavyweight title unification fight against Ciryl Gane scheduled for January
According to French site La Sueur, a unification fight between heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and interim defending champion Ciryl Gane was confirmed for UFC 270 on January 22, 2022.
The BT Sport UFC Instagram page shared a poster regarding the same and credited La Sueur, which primarily covers combat sports. The caption read:
“We’re off to a good start in 2022! According to @lasueur, Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane will meet at UFC 270 on January 22. Who will be the unified king of heavyweights?” read the post.
See the post below:
Cameroonian Francis Ngannou defeated defending champion Stipe Miocic in a rematch at UFC 260 in March this year to win the heavyweight belt. Meanwhile, undefeated Frenchman Ciryl Gane beat Derrick Lewis to win the interim title at UFC 265 later in August.
Jon Jones wants to face title fight winner Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane in 2022
Former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones expressed his desire to move into the heavyweight division last year. He dropped his belt in August 2020 and has since started to gain weight.
Jones was recently inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame Fight Wing for meeting Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in September 2013. During the event, “Bones” claimed he had eyes riveted on a heavyweight title fight, especially against Francis Ngannou.
“I think that (the heavyweight title fight) will take place in the second quarter of 2022. Fighting for the title is what I want most for sure. I want to fight the biggest fights. ‘there was someone who was a bigger star than Francis in heavyweight without the title, I would go for them. I think Francis is the biggest star in heavyweight and he has the title. whatever I want, ”Jones said.
Watch Jon Jones talk about him as a challenge for the UFC Heavyweight Championship below:
Ngannou, 35, holds a 16-3 record in his heavyweight career, while Jones, 34, is 26-1 as a lightweight fighter.
Jon Jones was arrested for domestic violence against his fiance and for tampering with a police vehicle hours after the Hall of Fame ceremony before UFC 266 in Las Vegas.
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