Easton Muay Thai striking coach Sean Madden breaks down the massive heavyweight title between Francis N’Gannou and Ciryl Gane at UFC 270.
Do you see Francis N’Gannou winning as the underdog?
Madden looks at the Fernand Lopez/Francis N’Gannou dynamic:
“Coach Lopez I would say knows Francis better than anyone. Probably more so than Eric [Nicksick]. I know Eric knows Francis really well, too. He spent a lot of time with him and bulit him as well. Kind of refined him but Fernand built him. I always think those are the most interesting matchups because there is that little X factor. There’s probably some things coach Lopez knows that aren’t keen to the public or public information that he’s going to save for fight night. He knows who Francis is as a person. He knows what Francis does well. he knows what he doesn’t do well. He knows maybe what causes Francis to get emotional and what his triggers are. When you spend the amount of time with someone that a coach and a fighter do, you get to know that person really well. What sets them off. What gets them motivated. What demoralizes them. This is part of the sport and it’s fighting. It’s the art of war. These things have to be used in the fight especially in the championship level. If you’re not using these things, you’re at a disadvantage. I know coach Eric is a phenomenal coach. He’s going to be aware of this. I’m sure Francis and him have talked about this too. It’s one thing to talk about it and it’s another thing to be ready for it and react to it in the fight.
“I think there are a couple different X factors in this fight and I think we’re going to see it play out not only in the fight but I think in fight week too. Maybe even some stuff behind the scenes off camera that we don’t get to catch. These are those really small details that go into championship level fighting that we don’t always get to see. And these things can make a difference in the cage.”
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Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane is a 31 year old male fighter from France with 10 pro wins and 0 losses. Gane is scheduled to fight Francis N’Gannou at UFC 270: N’Gannou vs. Gane on Saturday January 22, 2022.
Ciryl Gane’s recent form coming into this matchup
Gane has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Derrick Lewis • KO/TKO R3 4:11 • 2021-08-07
- Win vs Alexander Volkov • Decision R5 5:00 • 2021-06-26
- Win vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik • Decision R5 5:00 • 2021-02-27
- Win vs Junior dos Santos • KO/TKO R2 2:34 • 2020-12-12
- Win vs Tanner Boser • Decision R3 5:00 • 2019-12-21
Ciryl Gane’s next opponent: Francis “The Predator” N’Gannou
Francis “The Predator” N’Gannou’s recent form coming into this matchup
Francis “The Predator” N’Gannou is a 35 year old male fighter from Cameroon with 16 pro wins and 3 losses. N’Gannou is scheduled to fight Ciryl Gane at UFC 270: N’Gannou vs. Gane on Saturday January 22, 2022.
N’Gannou has gone 5-0 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Stipe Miocic • KO/TKO R2 0:52 • 2021-03-27
- Win vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik • KO/TKO R1 0:20 • 2020-05-09
- Win vs Junior dos Santos • KO/TKO R1 1:11 • 2019-06-29
- Win vs Cain Velasquez • KO/TKO R1 0:26 • 2019-02-17
- Win vs Curtis Blaydes • KO/TKO R1 0:45 • 2018-11-24
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