Francis Ngannou will begin his journey as the UFC heavyweight champion when he steps into the Octagon against interim champion Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday night.
Ngannou returns to action nearly a year after dethroning Stipe Miocic at UFC 260, and he’ll see a familiar face in front of him in the cage in Gane, his old training partner. The heavy-handed Ngannou has ripped through his last five opponents; none have lasted more than two rounds. But in this fight, he will be facing an opponent who has yet to taste defeat as a professional mixed martial artist.
Gane made his UFC debut in August 2019 and has been dominant ever since, posting seven straight wins. He has beaten the likes of Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Alexander Volkov and Derrick Lewis; the latter was at UFC 265 for the interim title. This is truly a fight between an irresistible force and an immovable object.
Also included on the undercard is the trilogy fight between flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and former champion Deiveson Figueiredo.
The two drew to a draw at UFC 256 and Moreno submitted Figueiredo in the third round at UFC 263. Moreno hopes to end the rivalry as Figueiredo looks to recapture his former glory.
Sporting News is tracking live fight updates and round-by-round highlights from UFC 270 on Saturday night. Follow below for the full results of Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane and the entire billboard.
UFC 270 live updates, Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane highlights
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When is UFC 270: Ngannou vs. I win?
- Date: Saturday, January 22
- start time: 6:15 p.m. ET | 3:15 p.m. (Pacific Time)
- Main card (PPV): 10:00 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. (Pacific Time)
- Main event: Midnight Eastern Time | 9 pm (Pacific time) (approx.)
UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Earn will take place on Saturday, January 22. The event will kick off at 6:15 pm ET with the preliminaries; the main pay-per-view card will begin at 10 pm ET. Ngannou and Gane should enter the Octagon around midnight ET, depending on the length of the fights on the card.
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 pm
However, previous fights can be viewed 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.
Earn Price Vs. Ngannou: How much does UFC 270 cost?
- $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
- $99.98 (new subscribers)
In the US, the main card of UFC 270 is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The pay-per-view price for UFC 270 is $74.99 for current subscribers, an increase of $69.99. New subscribers can pay a package price of $99.98 (up from $89.98) for the UFC 270 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.
|ESPN+ monthly subscription||$6.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$69.99/year|
|Disney bundle with Hulu advertising||$19.99/month|
|The Disney bundle with Hulu without ads||$13.99/month|
|independent UFC pay-per-view||$74.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV and ESPN+ Annual)||$99.98, then $69.99/year|
|UFC PPV and Disney package||$88.98, then $13.99/month|
UFC 270 fight card
- Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Cyryl Gane (ic) for the undisputed UFC heavyweight championship
- Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC flyweight championship
- Michel Pereira against André Fialho; welterweights
- Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov; bantam weights
- Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales; welterweights
- Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira; bantam weights
- Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry; bantam weights
- Jack Della Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez; welterweights
- Matt Frevola right. Genaro Valdez by TKO in the 1st round (strikes) (3:15)
- Vanessa Demopoulos right. Silvana Gómez Juárez by submission in the 1st round (arm bar) (2:25)
- Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Kay Hansen by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 and 29-28)
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.