Two titles are on the line at UFC 270, as heavyweights and flyweights will 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 teammate Ciryl Gane. In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno will defend the UFC flyweight title against Deiveson Figueiredo.
Ngannou has won five fights in a row via knockout, recently beating Stipe Miocic to win the UFC heavyweight title. In the middle of a battle with UFC management and his former coach, Ngannou’s fight contract is up after this event. A lot is on the line 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 undisputed champion over his former sparring partner.
Moreno and Figueiredo fought to a draw at UFC 256 in December 2020 following multiple groin strikes by Figueiredo. Moreno would win the second fight at UFC 263 in June via submission, winning the title in the process.
Will there be a significant weight difference between Ngannou and Gane? Figueiredo has been known to struggle when making weight for a fight. Will that play a factor? Follow along below for live results heading into UFC 270.
When is UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane?
- 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 the prelims kicking the event off at 6:15 p.m. ET, before the pay-per-view main card begins at 10 p.m. ET. Ngannou and Gane should enter the Octagon around 12 a.m. ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane weigh-in results
Main card (10 p.m. ET)
- Francis Ngannou ( ) vs. Ciryl Gane (247)
- Brandon Moreno (124) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (124)
- Michel Pereira (170) vs. Andre Fialho (169.5)
- Cody Stamann (135.5) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (136)
- Michael Morales (170) vs. Trevin Giles (170)
Prelims (6 p.m. ET early prelims, 8 p.m. prelims)
- Raoni Barcelos (135) vs. Victor Henry (135.5)
- Jack Della Maddalena (170.5) vs. Pete Rodriguez (170.5)
- Matt Frevola (154.5) vs. Genaro Valdez (155.5)
- Kay Hansen (125) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (125)
- Tony Gravely (135.5) vs. Saimon Oliveira (136)
- Silvana Juarez (115.5) vs. Vanessa Demopoulos (115.5)
How to watch UFC 270: Ngannou v. Gane
TV channels: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Live stream: ESPN+
The main card for UFC 270 is available in the U.S. on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That portion of the event begins at 10 p.m. Earlier fights, however, are viewable live on ESPN, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.