Francis Ngannou Training with Jerome Le Banner Behind UFC 218
So you want to know how Francis NGannou knocked out Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 Detroit? Well, let’s start with his trainer and training partners. Although there may be a ban on MMA in France, that doesn’t mean the sport is not flourishing.
And NGannou has found a home in the capital under the tutelage of trainer Fernand Lopez. From the first day Francis walked into his gym. Lopez has been the driving force behind his meteoric rise to the top.
Now, after taking out one of the very best to ever do it Alistair Overeem. He now sits on the cusp of a career-defining fight as he challengesStipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight crown. In what is sure to be one of the biggest fights in the division’s history. If NGannou can slay the reigning king, it will have been one of the fastest routes to the top which has ever been seen.
And who can bet against the man from Cameroon when he has guys like K1 legend, Jerome Le Banner in his corner. To help him sharpen his standup arsenal and take on the and beat the very best. Le Banner has seen and done it all.And if he can transfer his knowledge and experience on to the shoulders of Francis. There is no way to quantify how far he might go in the sport.
A word from Fernand Lopez:
“Please find the video of the last past two weeks of Francis N’Gannou sharpening period.
You find in this video the Gameplan for the the fight against Alistair Overeem and all the victory keys
Thank you 🙏🏻 to the staff which participated in this victory and also to congratulate the MMA Factory Paris whom belongs with the greatest MMA team in the word regardless of MMA being ban in France.”