Francis Ngannou Announces Move to Las Vegas ‘to Get Ready for the Next Level’

By Tristen Critchfield May 2, 2017

UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou is moving to the United States as he prepares to take the next step in his promising career.

The 30-year-old Frenchman announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he is relocating to Las Vegas in order to “get ready for the next level.” In the picture, Ngannou is standing outside the UFC’s headquarters in Sin City.

According to, Ngannou arrived in Las Vegas last week but has not yet decided where he will train. “The Predator” was born in Cameroon but lived and trained in France up until now.

In recent months, Ngannou has established himself as an interesting contender in a division starving for new talent. The former MMA Factory representative is 5-0 since joining the Las Vegas-based promotion, with finishes of Andrei Arlovski, Anthony Hamilton, Bojan Mihajlovic, Curtis Blaydes and Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira. He is 10-1 as a professional overall, and all of his victories have come inside of two rounds.


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