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Ngannou vs Gane Odds & Prediction: Heavyweights Set As A Pick’Em

Francis Ngannou (left) and Ciryl Gane (right) are set as a pick 'em in the Ngannou vs Gane odds.

While we wait for the official fight to be announced, we know the two men competing for the UFC heavyweight title will be current champion Francis Ngannou and interim champ Ciryl Gane. The latter won his title in August, while the former grabbed his gold in March. In the Ngannou vs Gane odds, the line is set as a pick’em.

Online sportsbook BetOnline Sportsbook has released an early look at the Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane betting odds with the bout listed as a pick’em and both men carrying -110 odds. This means that you would have to wager $110 to profit $100 on a winning bet.

Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane Odds

Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane Betting Odds
FighterOdds
Francis Ngannou-110
Ciryl Gane-110

Odds as of August 13 from BetOnline Sportsbook

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The Ngannou vs Gane odds both have an implied win probability of 52.38 percent based on our sports betting calculator. If you want to hop on the Ngannou vs Gane betting line early, or any other UFC odds you like, check out our MMA Fight Analysis and How to Bet UFC pages to assist you into placing your bet.

Ngannou vs Gane Odds Analysis

The heavy-handed champion has been a betting favorite in each of his last three fights, including his championship bout with Stipe Miocic in March. The Predator had previously been an underdog in two consecutive fights after he lost two in a row – to Miocic in 2018 and the subsequent fight with Derrick Lewis. Seeing short odds is nothing new for the champ.

Gane’s Best Betting Value

If you were looking to make some money on Bon Gamin’s meteoric rise in the UFC, you would have had to pony up a sizable wager to make a profit. Gane has been a favorite of longer than -200 odds only once in the UFC, closing at -155 in his win over Alexander Volkov. Outside of that bout, the undefeated Frenchman has been found over -300 in four of his seven UFC bouts – getting a -110 line is extremely enticing.

Ngannou vs Gane Preview

During Ngannou’s five-fight winning streak en route to winning the championship, the method of victory has always been the same with his opponents falling to the ground and staring up at the lights. In fact, all 16 of the Predator’s victories have been finishes with 12 knockouts and four submissions, but we all know the power that Francis possesses.

Four of the wins in the current five-fight streak ended in 1:11 or less but what was alarming for the rest of the division was that when Ngannou beat Miocic, the stoppage was in the second round. Ahead of the finish, the new champ impressively stuffed a takedown and was patient on the feet.

Gane Will Have To Be Elusive

While Ngannou has devastating knockout power, Gane uses technique, speed and endurance to break his opponents down. Now, I’m not saying Bon Gamin doesn’t have knockout power, but in the heavyweight division he moves around the cage like he’s a middleweight, bouncing on his toes while moving in and out of range, landing strikes while not absorbing any.

That was especially true when he won the interim heavyweight strap against Derrick Lewis, who landed only 16 strikes late into the third round before he was stopped. Gane’s striking stats are impressive; he lands 5.37 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 2.40 – but Ngannou only needs one.

Ngannou vs Gane Pick

You could argue that this fight is eerily similar to Gane vs Lewis in that Ngannou, like Lewis, has devastating knockout power but not exactly the best technique or conditioning. Gane and Ngannou were training partners back in France so they are familiar with each other.

The interim champ will have a massive advantage the longer this fight goes and definitely has more tools in the shed, but he will have to close the distance a bit to land his strikes, which puts him in major danger. Ultimately, though, I think Bon Gamin’s fight IQ is tremendous and he will find his opportunity to go on the attack and get his hand raised.

Prediction: Ciryl Gane (-110) Via Decision