UFC 270: Pros react to Francis Ngannou s surprising grappling win over Ciryl Gane

Get the Full StoryFrancis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. Photo by Chris Unger Zuffa LLC

Francis Ngannou defeated Ciryl Gane at UFC 270. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the win. In a surprising turn of events, Francis Ngannou maintained the heavyweight belt, but not quite how it was expected. At UFC 270, the Predator had to outgrapple a game Ciryl Gane to secure a unanimous decision win after five rounds. On Twitter, pro fighters reacted to the match.

Now time for the big dawgs. I m taking Gane what he does with his movement and striking at heavyweight is unreal! Ngannou ALWAYS has the option! #UFC270 Stephen Wonderboy Thompson WonderboyMMA January 23, 2022

Ngannou walking towards you is like knowing the Terminator is coming for you and getting through the night is hopeless#UFC270 Aljamain Sterling funkmasterMMA January 23, 2022

Great first round for both fighters!!! #UFC270 Jared Vanderaa Jaredvanderaa January 23, 2022

Francis could end it early with a left hook to right uppercut. Gane is ducking immediately on every engagement. #UFC270 Chris Curtis The Action Man Actionman513 January 23, 2022

YOOOO!!! HUGE takedown! #UFC270 Aljamain Sterling funkmasterMMA January 23, 2022

If playing with fire was a picture, it would be Gane moving around with his hands down , all of round 2 #UFC270 Derek Brunson DerekBrunson January 23, 2022

Damn I thought Francis was gonna jump the guillotine Eryk Anders erykanders January 23, 2022

If this is the Apex of heavyweight fighting, I m excited about it. Got some more records to break BONY JonnyBones January 23, 2022

Judo throw to his face Platinum Mike Perry PlatinumPerry January 23, 2022

That slam was sick though. #ufc270 Mike Pierce MikePierce170 January 23, 2022

They didn t know about that wrestling!!! Kevin MTP Lee MoTownPhenom January 23, 2022

Oh you a wrestler now pic.twitter.com O5F27yDKcg Kai Kamaka III kaiboikamaka January 23, 2022

Two dangerous heavyweights in the main event but this grappling and decision making on the ground is cringey. Kenny Florian kennyflorian January 23, 2022

That was super low fight IQ from Gane. I understand the thought process, but having Ngannou back on top for that risk-reward position was short-sighted in a tight fight like this.With that said, let s go B randon!!I mean Francis! #UFC270 Aljamain Sterling funkmasterMMA January 23, 2022

FRANCIS NGRAPPLEOU! #UFC270Live Impa Kasanganay kingimpa January 23, 2022

What is happening right now lol Brian BOOM Kelleher brianboom135 January 23, 2022

Lol Shit I may just enjoy retirement BONY JonnyBones January 23, 2022

Yo JonnyBones! I think now is the time we all need definitely to see you in the mix! #UFC270 Alan Jouban AlanJouban January 23, 2022

On a serious note. The grappling of Francis was impressive! #UFC270 Jalin Turner JalinTurner January 23, 2022

Francis Gracie Ngannou #UFC270 pic.twitter.com ZfQ9Wy3MLp The Mane Event EliasTheodorou January 23, 2022