UFC has come to France for the first time in the history of the promotion with a stacked card headlined by UFC Paris: Gane vs Tuivasa.
UFC Paris: Gane vs Tuivasa, otherwise known as UFC Fight Night 209 or UFC on ESPN+ 67, is a much-awaited MMA event set to be held on the 3rd of September, 2022 at The Accor Arena in Paris, France.
The UFC is making its Paris debut with an exciting fight card. France’s own Ciryl Gane, the former interim champion, will headline the event with Tai Tuivasa in their heavyweight bout. Gane is coming off a loss against Francis Ngannou, while Tuivasa is on a five-fight win streak with a win by KO in the last fight against Derrick Lewis. However, the Frenchman pushed the heavyweight champ to his limits in their fight in the main event of UFC 270. His encounter this Saturday with Tuivasa has a lot of eyes on it due to the absolutely exciting stylistic matchup.
In the co-main event, we got another massive fight. Robert Whittaker is returning to the octagon for the first time after losing the rematch against Israel Adesanya for the UFC Middleweight Championship. His opponent for the night is the no. 2 middleweight in the world, Marvin Vettori.
UFC Paris: Gane vs Tuivasa Schedule
UFC Paris: Gane vs Tuivasa is scheduled to be held this Saturday on the 3rd of September, 2022. The preliminary card will commence 3 hours before the main card. The main event, Gane vs. Tuivasa is expected to start with the heavyweights making their ring walks at around 6:00 pm ET.
- Prelims: 12 pm ET/9 am PT
- Main Card: 3 pm ET/ 12 pm PT
- Main event: 6 p.m. ET/ 9 pm PT (approximate)
How to watch UFC Paris: Gane vs Tuivasa?
- BT Sport
- RMC Sport
MMA fans across the globe can enjoy both preliminary and main fight cards with ESPN+. This is a paid service. Users can buy an ESPN+ subscription by paying $9.99 monthly, or $99.99 per year. To sign up, click here.
For the fans from the UK, they can watch the event on BT Sports. The locals need to tune into RMC Sport to catch all the action from the Accor Arena.
Where will the event take place?
- Venue: Accor Arena
- Location: Paris, France
- Capacity: 16,394
UFC Paris: Gane vs Tuivasa is set to take place at the Accor Arena in Paris, France. This sports arena can host up to 16,394 people. Seeing how excited the fans are for the UFC’s debut in France, it seems certain that the arena will be brimming to the rim on Fight Night.
- Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa (Heavyweights)*
- Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori (Middleweights)**
- Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov (Middleweights)
- John Makdessi vs. Nasrat Haqparast (Lightweights)
- Taylor Lapilus vs. Khalid Taha (Bantamweights)
- Charles Jourdain vs. Nathaniel Wood (Featherweights)
- Zarah Fairn Dos Santos vs. Ailin Perez (Featherweights)
- Nassourdine Imavov vs. Joaquin Buckley (Middleweights)
- Ricardo Ramos vs. Danny Henry (Featherweights)
- Benoit Saint-Denis vs. Gabriel Miranda (Lightweights)
- Khalid Taha vs. Cristian Quiñónez (Bantamweight)
- Stephanie Egger vs. Ailin Perez (Women’s Featherweight)
Ciryl Gane Record And Bio
- Date of Birth: April 12, 1990
- Nickname: Bon Ton
- Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
- Reach: 81 in (206 cm)
- Fighting out of: Paris, France
- Total Fights: 11
- Record: 10-1
Tai Tuivasa Record And Bio
- Date of Birth: 16 March 1993
- Nickname: Bam Bam
- Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
- Reach: 75 in (191 cm)
- Fighting out of: New South Wales, Australia
- Total Fights: 17
- Record: 14-3