Francis Ngtannou quickly admitted Ciryl Gane looked great at UFC Fight Night 209

France’s Gane defeated Tai Tuivasa  via third-round knockout in a wild barn burner

Ngannou (17-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC), who also has spent significant time living in France

“That fight was very electric, though,” Ngannou said on the ESPN+ post-fight show.

Ngannou said " It was just like strategic, technical type of fight

he most recent title challenger for Ngannou’s UFC heavyweight strap was his former training partner Gane.

The two big men fought at UFC 270 in January. Ngannou picked up a unanimous decision win

Ngannou said. “It’s hard to respond to that question for the guy that I beat 

I fought him for a reason because he was probably the No. 1 contender.

While Gane asserted himself as the No. 1 UFC-ranked contender at heavyweight