Francis Ngannou Signs With PFL In Multi-Fight Deal


Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has signed a multi-fight deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), the promotion announced on Tuesday.

Ngannou is one of the most popular heavyweights in the world of combat sports. He is known for his devastating knockout power, and he has finished 16 of his 17 wins by knockout. Ngannou won the UFC heavyweight title in 2021 by defeating Stipe Miocic. He defended the title once, against Ciryl Gane, before losing it to Gane in a rematch in 2022.

Ngannou's contract with the UFC expired in January 2023. He was expected to sign a new contract with the UFC, but he ultimately decided to sign with the PFL. The PFL is a seasonal league, meaning that fighters compete in a regular season, followed by a playoff and championship tournament. Ngannou is expected to make his PFL debut in the 2024 season.

In addition to his fighting career, Ngannou is also a philanthropist. He founded the Francis Ngannou Foundation, which provides educational and economic opportunities for children in Cameroon.


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