Francis Ngannou knocks out Stipe Miocic (Zuffa LLC)

Francis Ngannou returns to the Octagon on Saturday, January 22, when he meets challenger Ciryl Gane in a highly-anticipated UFC Heavyweight Championship bout.

The champion is now respected as a top pound-for-pound fighter in the sport after his dominant performance against Stipe Miocic in March. Despite losing to Miocic in January 2018, Ngannou entered the rematch in March as a betting favorite after showing improvements in previous years.

Those improvements were on display at UFC 260 as Ngannou showcased improved grappling ability to stuff Miocic’s takedown attempts and keep the fight standing. Ngannou’s new defensive wrestling ability combined with his devastating power makes him a tough matchup for anyone in the heavyweight division.

But if there’s any fighter in the division that may know the best pathway to defeat Ngannou, it’s former training partner Gane. Gane is undefeated after an impressive ten-fight career that includes six consecutive wins in the UFC since joining in August 2019.

Most recently, Gane has defeated Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Junior dos Santos, to earn his position as a top challenger in the heavyweight division.

Ngannou vs. Gane betting odds

Ngannou is a slight favorite ahead of the UFC 270 Heavyweight Championship bout against Ciryl Gane.

At odds of -120, a successful bet of $100 on Francis Ngannou would return $183.

For those taking the underdog, Gane, in this fight, a successful bet of $100 would return $202 on the night.

Interestingly, Ngannou opened as a -190 favorite but has since moved back into tighter odds as fans and bettors expect this to be a competitive fight.

How to bet on Ngannou vs. Gane

Fight fans in the United States can place a bet on the upcoming Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane fight by signing up to FanDuel sportsbook.

FanDuel sportsbook is legal in Arizona, Connecticut, Illinois, Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, Iowa, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Michigan.

UFC 270 Betting Odds: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane 1
Francis Ngannou celebrates after winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship (Zuffa LLC)

Ngannou vs. Gane betting history

Here are the recent odds for both Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane in their past five fights.

Francis Ngannou last five fights

  • vs. Stipe Miocic (W): -133
  • vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (W): -225
  • vs. Junior dos Santos (W): -205
  • vs. Cain Velasquez (W): +175
  • vs. Curtis Blaydes (W): +205

Ciryl Gane last five fights

  • vs. Derrick Lewis (W): -300
  • vs. Alexander Volkov (W): -147
  • vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik (W): -225
  • vs. Junior Dos Santos (W): -400
  • vs. Tanner Boser (W): -625

UFC 270 Betting Odds

All UFC 270 betting odds are provided by FanDuel sportsbook.

Main Card – 10:00 pm (ET) on ESPN+ PPV

  • Francis Ngannou (-120) vs. Ciryl Gane (+102)
  • Brandon Moreno (-176) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (+146)
  • Movsar Evloev (+102) vs. Ilia Topuria (-102)
  • Greg Hardy (-168) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (+142)

Prelims – 6:30 pm (ET) on ESPN+

  • Viviane Araujo (+124) vs. Alexa Grasso (-146)
  • Kay Hansen (-225) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (+188)
  • Trevin Giles (+124) vs. Michael Morales (-146)
  • Tony Gravely (-225) vs. Saimon Oliveira (+188)
  • Cody Stamann (+164) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (-196)
  • Warlley Alves (+164) vs. Jack Della (-196)
  • Poliana Botelho (+116) vs. Ji Yeon Kim (-136)
  • Matt Frevola (-196) vs. Genaro Valdez (+164)
  • Rodolfo Vieira (-270) vs. Wellington Turman (+220)

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