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Midnight Mania! Francis Ngannou looking fast and sharp at new gym

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Francis Ngannou is looking to rebound from his first UFC defeat, a five-round decision loss to champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 220. In order to take the next steps in his development, the talented African has moved his training to Syndicate Mixed Martial Arts ahead of his UFC 226 bout with fellow heavy hitter Derrick Lewis.

He is looking light on his feet with this pad work.

Per Damon Martin of FloCombat, Ngannou is also training at Xtreme Couture, where he can work with striking coach Ray Sefo and Sambo master Blagoy Ivanov, who is set to make his UFC debut against Junior Dos Santos.

He is missing out on those high-tech Performance Institute treadmills though.

Derrick Lewis, for his part, is ready to open up with the heavy firepower against Ngannou.

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