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Francis Ngannou will start his journey as UFC heavyweight champion when he steps into the Octagon towards interim champion Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 contained in the Honda Heart in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night time. 

Ngannou returns to motion practically a 12 months after dethroning Stipe Miocic at UFC 260, and he’ll see a well-recognized face throughout from him within the cage in Gane, his former sparring associate. The heavy-handed Ngannou has torn by way of his final 5 opponents; none have lasted greater than two rounds. However on this battle, he’ll be going through an opponent who has but to style defeat as knowledgeable blended martial artist.

Gane made his UFC debut in August 2019 and has been dominant ever since, with seven consecutive wins. He has overwhelmed the likes of Junior dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Alexander Volkov and Derrick Lewis; the latter was at UFC 265 for the interim title. That is really a battle between an irresistible pressure and an immovable object.

Additionally featured on the cardboard is the trilogy bout between flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and former champion Deiveson Figueiredo. 

The 2 fought to a draw at UFC 256 and Moreno submitted Figueiredo within the third spherical at UFC 263. Moreno is hoping to finish the rivalry whereas Figueiredo is seeking to reclaim his former glory. 

Sporting Information is monitoring reside battle updates and round-by-round highlights from UFC 270 on Saturday night time. Comply with under for full outcomes from Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane and all the card.

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UFC 270 reside updates, highlights from Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane

Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane

Spherical 4 (12:59 a.m.): Physique kick from Gane. Leg kicks. Physique punch lands for Ngannou. Jab from Gane. Spinning physique kick from Gane lands. Ngannou kinda walks by way of it however he’s laboring a bit. Physique kick from Ngannou and he rushes in for an additional takedown. He will get it. Gane attempting to regulate the arm. He will get to his toes and Ngannou takes him down once more. Ngannou controlling Gane. Ngannou lands a knee to the chest. They’re nonetheless on the bottom. This isn’t what I used to be anticipating in any respect. 10-9 Ngannou (38-38) 

Spherical 3 (12:52 a.m.): Ngannou misses a left hand. Gane feinting and Ngannou slips in and slams Gane to the canvas. He’s in aspect management. That’s the primary time Gane has been taken down. Gane provides up his again. He slithers again to his toes. Leg journey from Ngannou and Gane pops again up. Again within the clinch alongside the cage. Spinning elbow lands laborious from Gane. Ngannou swings and misses once more. Gane with a physique kick. Leg kick by Ngannou. Head kick from Gane and Ngannou takes him down. Gane goes for a kimura however will get nothing. Wow. 10-9 Ngannou (29-28 Gane)

Spherical 2 (12:46 a.m.): Ngannou appears drained already. Gane with a whole lot of motion. Physique kick from Gane. Jab by Gane. Leg kicks. Ngannou not doing a lot of something. Physique shot by Gane and he comes excessive with a proper hand. Ngannou swings, misses and the wind strikes the gang. The clinch. Gane pushes him off. Extra physique kicks from Gane. Wheel kicks to the pinnacle lands by Gane.Ngannou simply can’t get into vary but. He’s flat. Nonetheless a menace however can’t get a learn on Gane. Brief proper hand by Gane. Ngannou barely misses an uppercut. 10-9 Gane (20-18 Gane)

Spherical 1 (12:40 a.m.): Gane circling and goes in to clinch instantly. They’re on the cage and break. Ngannou pressuring. Leg kicks by Gane. Ngannou clinches.Brief elbow by Gane and a jab. Francis remains to be pressuring and lands a physique shot. Gane escapes the strain and pops the jab. Spinning physique kick lands for Gane. Brief knee by Gane. A number of motion. One other jab by Gabe. Ngannou trying to find his goal and arising quick. Ngannou clinches and on the lookout for a takedown. Knees to the physique from Gane. They break. Physique kick from Gane. He’s making Ngannou work. 10-9 Gane

Deiveson Figueiredo selections Brandon Moreno for UFC flyweight title in a nail biter

Outcome: Surprisingly, all three judges noticed the identical rating of 48-47 for Figueiredo. It was anticipated to be shut and it was. However the difference-maker was the leg kicks from Figueiredo and the knockdowns. However may we see these two in a fourth battle after seeing simply how shut this one was?

Spherical 5 (12:10 a.m.): Takedown by Moreno with a double underhook takedown. Figgy scrambles to his toes. Left hand by Figgy lands however he’s very inactive up to now. Left hand by Moreno lands on Figgy’s chin. Proper hand drops Moreno however Moreno pops again up. They swing and Moreno lands a pair of pictures. Figgy is taking part in with fireplace by not going for it. Not lots taking place as we enter the ultimate minute. Proper hand by Figgy lands they usually begin swinging wildly. Figgy lands a left hand they’re touchdown bombs and Figgy will get damage because the battle involves a detailed. How do you rating this insanity? 10-9 Moreno (48-47 Moreno)

Spherical 4 (12:03 a.m.): Leg kicks from Figgy. Moreno is recovered from being dropped however Figgy has him reacting to all the things he does. Mixture by Figgy. Extra leg kicks. Moreno’s motion appears compromised. Figgy switches to southpaw. Moreno sticking the jab. Figgy is shedding management of the battle that he had. Moreno sticks him with a jab and a proper hand. They’re swinging wildly. Moreno bought a pair in and Figgy strikes again to the center of the Octagon. Spherical ends. Moreno 10-9 (38-38)

Spherical 3 (11:58 p.m.): Figueiredo snatches Moreno and takes him down. Moreno will get to his toes and escapes. Left hand drops Moreno however he rolls again to his toes. Proper hand by Moreno land. Moreno ROCKS Figgy. He’s damage. Jab from Figgy and a left hand response by Moreno. Moreno’s punches are clearly doing extra injury. Leg kick from Figgy causes Moreno to go down briefly. Left hand by Moreno lands once more. The leg kicks from Figgy are piling up. They swing wildly however miss. They alternate jabs. Moreno mixing up his strikes. Proper hand by Figgy places him down! Guillotine! Saved by the bell. Whew. 10-9 Figueiredo (29-28 Figueiredo)

Spherical 2 (11:51 p.m.): Figueiredo on the lookout for the takedown however is unsuccessful. Moreno lands a left hand on a break. Extra leg kicks from Figgy. Proper hand by Figgy lands. Moreno catches a kick and goes for a takedown. Wild scramble they usually pop again to their toes. Extra leg kicks by Figgy. Left hand by Moreno lands. Physique shot by Moreno. Moreno brimming with confidence. Physique pictures by Figgy and Moreno lands a left hand and pops the jab. Figgy lands a pair of laborious proper fingers. Moreno responds with a left and staggers Figgy. They alternate hooks. Shut spherical. 10-9 Moreno (19-19)

Spherical 1 (11:45 p.m.): Figueiredo leads with leg kicks however Moreno clinches instantly. They maintain place alongside the cage. They lastly separate. Exhausting leg kick by Figgy. Moreno lands a proper hand that buzzes him. Figueiredo geese below a punch and will get Moreno’s again. Moreno rolls out and they’re again to their toes. Moreno stuffs a takedown try. Spinning calf kick by Moreno. Entrance kick by Figgy. Shut spherical. 10-9 Figueiredo

11:20 p.m.: After a tough first spherical, Michel Pereira made the correct changes to take the ultimate two rounds and switch again the problem of Andre Fialho. The opening body noticed Fialho step ahead and land with energy pictures that bloodied Pereira’s nostril and it appeared that the upset was attainable. However Pereira’s explosiveness arrived within the second spherical because the Brazilian blended up his punches and kicks whereas placing some steam on his pictures. The precision and selection proved to be problematic for Fialho because the pendulum swung in favor of Pereira. As we approached the ultimate spherical, Pereira was in management however Fialho fought valiantly sufficient to search out himself again within the Octagon quickly sufficient.  

10:52 p.m.: Up subsequent is the all the time thrilling Michel Pereira seeking to choose up his fourth consecutive victory towards Andre Fialho in a welterweight showdown.

10:45 p.m.: Welp, he might not be Khabib however Stated Nurmagomedov is unquestionably going to be somebody to look at within the bantamweight division with a 47-second submission of Cody Stamman. A spinning backfist and a spinning physique kick by Nurmagomedov slowed Stamann down. Stamann did not need any a part of the standup and sought a takedown. However that was a horrible concept as Nurmagomedov swiftly with sank in a guillotine to get the submission. Nasty. 

10:35 p.m.: Up subsequent is Cody Stamman going through Stated Nurmagomedov in bantamweight motion. Stamman hopes to get again into the win column after dropping a pair of selections to Jimmie Rivera and Merab Dvalishvili. He is going through an opponent with the Nurmagomedov final title however he is not associated to the previous light-weight champion, Khabib. Nurmagomedov is seeking to win his second battle in a row after stopping Mark Striegl again in October 2020. 

10:25 p.m.: Michael Morales made good on his UFC debut with a first-round TKO of Trevin Giles. Towards the tip of the primary spherical, Giles walked right into a proper hand that destroyed his equilibrium. Giles was in full survival mode however Morales wasn’t going to let this chance slip away as he pounced on his wounded opponent with a barrage of strikes to get the end. The 22-year-old from Ecuador is now 13-0 in his MMA profession with 10 of these wins coming by knockout. He could possibly be an issue for the 170-pound division.

10:14 p.m.: We’re reside for the principle card of UFC 270. Earlier than we get to the 2 title fights, now we have three different bouts on the principle card. Trevin Giles faces Michael Morales in welterweight motion.

9:59 p.m.: In an thrilling standup affair, Victor Henry made his UFC debut an exhilarating one with a unanimous choice victory over Raoni Barcelos. Henry took the battle on quick discover and showcased some distinctive placing as he diced up Barcelos with a various placing assault that earned him his first UFC victory.  

9:15 p.m.: Everybody, welcome Jack Della Maddalena to the UFC. The Aussie placed on a boxing clinic in stopping Pete Rodriguez with a blistering left hand and follow-up strikes to attain a first-round TKO. Della Maddalena used a stiff jab that busted Rodriguez’s face up in a matter of minutes. Finally, the jab led to a left cross and Rodriguez had no probability as he collapsed to the canvas and ate a barrage of strikes. Della Maddalena will likely be one to look at within the welterweight division. 

9:00 p.m.: Tony Gravely put collectively a takedown clinic to beat Saimon Oliveira by unanimous choice. Possibly Oliveira would have had an opportunity if he did not go for a guillotine each single time he was taken down as a result of Gravely all the time discovered himself escaping the sub try and controlling his opponent on the mat. The 11 takedowns could be the explanation he would see 30-27 scorecards throughout the board and discover himself again within the win column after a TKO loss to Nate Maness final September. 

8:37 p.m: After an absolute barnburner the place Matt Frevola dropped Genaro Valdez 5 instances within the first spherical earlier than ending the job, we’re transferring on to the bantamweights the place Tony Gravely and Saimon Oliveira will conflict and attempt to sustain the momentum on the prelims. 

When is UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane?

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 22
  • Begin time: 6:15 p.m. ET | 3:15 p.m. PT
  • Principal card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
  • Principal occasion: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)

UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane will happen Saturday, Jan. 22. The occasion will kick off at 6:15 p.m. ET with the prelims; the pay-per-view major card will start at 10 p.m. ET. Ngannou and Gane ought to enter the Octagon round midnight ET, relying on the size of the undercard bouts.

The way to watch UFC 270: Ngannou v. Gane

  • TV channels: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
  • Dwell stream: ESPN+

The primary card for UFC 270 is offered within the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view value. That portion of the occasion begins at 10 p.m.

Earlier fights, nevertheless, are viewable reside on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Struggle Cross.

In Canada, the principle card pay-per-view is offered on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Struggle Cross.

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

Gane vs. Ngannou worth: How a lot does UFC 270 value?

  • $74.99 (present ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $99.98 (new subscribers)

Within the U.S., the UFC 270 major card is offered by way of pay-per-view on ESPN+, which additionally requires a subscription. The PPV worth for UFC 270 is $74.99 for present subscribers, a rise from $69.99. New subscribers will pay a bundle worth of $99.98 (a rise from $89.98) for the UFC 270 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which presents a financial savings of over 30 %.

Product Total Costs
ESPN+ Month-to-month Subscription $6.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $69.99/12 months
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Advert-Supported $19.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Adverts $13.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $74.99 every
UFC PPV Package deal (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/12 months
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle $88.98, then $13.99/month

UFC 270 battle card

Principal card

  • Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Ciryl Gane (ic) for the undisputed UFC heavyweight championship 
  • Deiveson Figueiredo def. Brandon Moreno by way of unanimous choice for the UFC flyweight championship (48-47, 48-47 & 48-47)
  • Michel Pereira def. Andre Fialho by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28)
  • Stated Nurmagomedov def. Cody Stamann by way of 1st spherical submission (guillotine choke) (:47)
  • Michael Morales def. Trevin Giles by way of 1st spherical TKO (strikes) (4:06)

Preliminary card

  • Victor Henry def. Raoni Barcelos by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27)
  • Jack Della Maddalena def. Pete Rodriguez by way of 1st spherical TKO (strikes) (2:59)
  • Tony Gravely def. Saimon Oliveira by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27 & 30-27)
  • Matt Frevola def. Genaro Valdez by way of 1st spherical TKO (strikes) (3:15)

Early prelims

  • Vanessa Demopoulos def. Silvana Gomez Juarez by way of 1st spherical submission (armbar) (2:25) 
  • Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Kay Hansen by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28)

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