Fabricio Werdum challenges Francis Ngannou to fight under PFL banner: ‘You have a lot of holes in your game’

It appears Fabricio Werdum is not done fighting, and he’s calling for a big challenge.

Werdum (24-9-1) called out Francis Ngannou, who’s currently a free agent after he fought out his UFC contract.

Ngannou has yet to find a new home. BKFC and ONE Championship failed to come to an agreement with the former UFC heavyweight champion, but the PFL recently provided a positive update on its negotiations with Ngannou. If Ngannou does have a future with the PFL, Werdum wants to be the first to welcome him.

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Hi @francis_ngannou I shock the world when I beat Fedor also when I beat Cain And I become undisputed UFC heavyweight champion you have a lot of hole in your game let’s go @PFLMMA @DonnDavisPFL @PeteMurrayPFL only one way to find out PFL smart cage.”

Werdum hasn’t competed since May 2021, when he battled Renan Fereira to a no contest under the PFL banner. Werdum appeared to force Fereira to tap out with a choke, but he released the submission when the referee didn’t wave the fight off. Immediately after, he absorbed some heavy strikes that knocked him out. Werdum appealed the result, which was overturned to a no contest.


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Werdum hinted at retirement in March 2022, but it appears the former UFC heavyweight champion still has a desire to compete. It’s also been a while since Ngannou has seen action. “The Predator’s” most recent outing was a unanimous decision win over Ciryl Gane in January 2022.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie