There are two titles on the line at UFC 270, as heavyweights and flyweights take center stage on January 22.
Inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, Francis Ngannou will defend the UFC heavyweight title against interim champion and former tag team partner Ciryl Gane. In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno will defend the UFC flyweight title against Deiveson Figueiredo.
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Ngannou has won five fights in a row by knockout, most recently beating Stipe Miocic to win the UFC heavyweight title. In the midst of a battle with UFC management and his former trainer, Ngannou’s fight contract is up after this event. There is a lot at stake for him. Gane won three in a row in 2021, including a win over Derrick Lewis to win the interim title. He is looking to start 2022 by becoming the undisputed champion over his former training partner.
Moreno and Figueiredo were tied at UFC 256 in December 2020 following multiple punches to the groin from Figueiredo. Moreno would win the second fight at UFC 263 in June via submission, winning the title in the process.
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Will there be a significant weight difference between Ngannou and Gane? Figueiredo is known to have trouble making weight for a fight. Will that play a factor? Follow below for live results heading into UFC 270.
When is UFC 270: Ngannou vs. I win?
- Date: Saturday, January 22
- Start time: 6:15 p.m. ET / 3:15 p.m. PT
- Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
- Main event: 12 a.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT (approximate)
UFC 270: Francis Ngannou v. Ciryl Gane takes place on January 22, with preliminaries kicking off the event at 6:15 p.m. ET, before the main pay-per-view card kicks off at 10 p.m. ET. Ngannou and Gane should enter the Octagon around 12 am ET, depending on the length of the fights on the card.
Francis Ngannou vs. Weigh-In Results Cyryl Gane
Main card (10 pm ET)
- Francisco Ngannou () vs. Cyryl Gane ()
- Brandon Moreno (124) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (124)
- Michel Pereira (170) vs. Andres Fialho ( )
- Cody Stamann (135.5) vs. Said Nurmagomedov ( )
- Michael Morales (170) vs. Trevin Giles (170)
Prelims (6 p.m. ET prelims, 8 p.m. prelims)
- Raoni Barcelos ( ) vs. Victor Henry (135.5)
- Jack Della Magdalena () vs. Pete Rodriguez (170.5)
- Matt Frevola (154.5) vs. Genaro Valdez (155.5)
- Kay Hansen (125) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius ( )
- Tony Gravely ( ) vs. Saimon Oliveira ( )
- Silvana Juarez (115.5) vs. Vanessa Demopoulos ( )
How to watch UFC 270: Ngannou v. I win
TV channels: ESPN, ESPN Sports
Live broadcast: ESPN+
The main card of UFC 270 is available in the US on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That part of the event starts at 10 p.m. However, previous fights can be seen live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main pay-per-view card is available from Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.