ANAHEIM, Calif. –  Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane came face-to-face as opponents for the first time following Thursday’s UFC 270 pre-fight press conference. After answering questions from the media, former teammates and training partners Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) and Gane (10-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) posed for a traditional faceoff, and there was no lack of intensity. FOR HEAVYWEIGHT GOLD Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane had words in the first-ever faceoff for their #UFC270 title unifier. pic.twitter.com/bImGjC85go — MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) January 21, 2022 Ngannou, 35, the reigning UFC heavyweight champion, and interim titleholder Gane, 31, meet Saturday in a championship unification bout. The fight tops the UFC 270 lineup, which takes place at Honda Center and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.

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UFC 270 faceoff: Francis Ngannou, Ciryl Gane have first staredown at press conference – MMA Junkie

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