Watch: Relive Francis Ngannou’s ‘Crowning Moment’
Newly crowned UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou earned his title almost a year ago, but he has yet to defend it.
After a long journey and suffering defeat in his first-ever battle with the heavyweight great, Stipe Miocic, Ngannou managed and went back to the top of the division once again.
He earned the rematch against Miocic, avenged for his lost and simultaneously earned the UFC gold.
Ngannou will defend his championship against Ciryl Gane in the UFC 270 main event on Januaary 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Gane is the first-ever French champion who earned the UFC interim gold in a fight with Derrick Lewis.
Gane and Ngannou once were friends and sparring partners in France, but Ngannou left France a long time ago.