The big boys will settle their differences as the heavyweight title will be on the line when interim champion Ciryl Gane looks to unify the belts against current titleholder Francis Ngannou.
The two men will collide in the main event of UFC 270 that takes place on January 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. When it comes to Ngannou vs Gane odds, the interim champ is listed as the favorite.
The co-main event is a trilogy bout for the flyweight belt and you can see the Moreno vs Figueiredo 3 odds here.
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has updated the Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane betting odds with Gane set as the -150 favorite and Ngannou the +125 underdog. This means to profit $100 with a winning Gane bet, you need to wager $150, while a $100 bet on Ngannou would net you $125.
Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane Odds
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The Ngannou vs Gane odds can be translated to an implied win probability by using our sports betting calculator. There, you can see the -150 odds for Gane translate to an implied win probability of 60.00 percent while Ngannou’s odds represent an implied win probability of 44.44 percent.
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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. The bettors have been heavy on Gane, driving his price from pick’em -110 odds now up to -150.
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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.