The Crunch Behind The Punch: PeaTos® Partner Francis Ngannou Crowned UFC260 Heavyweight Champion

Heavyweight challenger dominates opponent to secure the title

Francis Ngannou celebrates his win with PeaTos. (Photo: Business Wire)

LOS ANGELES--()--PeaTos® partner Francis Ngannou beat Stipe Miocic on March 27 to win the UFC260 Heavyweight championship. While favored to win this fight, Francis has long been viewed as a challenger in the sport—showing, PeaTos-style, Ngannou demonstrated that true champion will inevitably triumph. Just as Ngannou sought victory in the UFC260 Octagon®, PeaTos® is in it to win it in the no holds barred American snack food market. The brand is emerging as America’s favorite chip by augmenting the traditional corn filler with nutrient-dense peas, and cleaning up the ingredients with more natural seasonings and flavors.

“We are so proud of Francis and we wish him our heartiest congratulations,” said Nick Desai, CEO of PeaTos. “His passion for the sport and his instinct to win represent everything we stand for as a brand. It’s an honor to be associated with him.”

PeaTos hosted the official watch party in Las Vegas, where attendees of the private event witnessed history being made as Francis won the title against Stipe Miocic, who is considered to be one of the most accomplished heavyweights in MMA history. Party attendees, members of the PeaTos organization, Francis’ management team, and invited guests were COVID tested on site by Discovery Health to ensure health and safety protocols. Guests were also delighted by the personal appearance of Francis post fight to celebrate the victory.

Ngannou, who became a PeaTos partner last year, proved why he is #1. Looking poised and composed, Francis dominated the first round with an answer for everything that Miocic had to throw him. Ngannou knocked Miocic out in a dominating fashion during the second round with a flurry of brutal strikes. It was another victory for the French-Cameroonian professional mixed martial artist, who has also prevailed over some of the most celebrated names in his division with knockout victories, including Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski.

“PeaTos is my kind of snack; they don’t back down from a fight, and neither do I,” said Ngannou. “PeaTos have the potential to be the new heavyweight champion in snack chips.” We are excited to celebrate this win together.

PeaTos, available nationally in retailers like Kroger, Ralphs, Sprouts, Fred Meyer, Vons, Pavillions, and Safeway, continues its fight to revolutionize America’s favorite chips by adding more nutritional value and replacing the artificial colors and flavors with more natural ingredients. PeaTos is not just a better alternative because it boasts 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving, but is just as tasty as other traditional snacks. With backing from partners like Francis Ngannou, PeaTos has a great chance of becoming the next heavyweight champion in the snack chips category.

About PeaTos®

Rapidly growing revolutionary snack brand PeaTos® is advancing its mission to create a new class of snack chips that offer all the taste and crunch of America’s top selling "junk food" like Cheetos® and Funyuns® but by augmenting the old-school base of corn with peas and removing the artificial stuff. Now you get all that “junk food” chip taste you crave without any of the junk. PeaTos® is available in over 4,700 retailers including Kroger and its banner stores like Ralphs, King Soopers, Fred Meyer, Dillons, and Smith's. PeaTos® are also available at Vons, Pavilions, Albertsons, Safeway, Sprouts and online at, and

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Renee Johnson


Renee Johnson