2021 was a box office year for the UFC. We saw Kamaru Usman inch closer towards Georges St-Pierre, we saw Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier set PPV records, we saw Max Holloway set another mind-boggling striking record, and many other things. New champions were crowned, dynasties fell apart. But 2022 is going to be a new year to add to the annals of history. The year will begin with Francis Ngannou defending his Heavyweight title for the first time since beating Stipe Miocic for it in 2021 against fast-rising fight Ciryl Gane. This battle of the heavyweights will see Ngannou try to create his own path to legendary status or have his crown be sacrificed for an unlikely new king in Gane. But there is more than meets the eye behind these French fighters with an intertwining past. This is the MMA Hub and this is A Closer Look on Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane.