Francis Ngannou will begin his journey as UFC heavyweight champion when he steps into the Octagon against interim champion Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday night.
Ngannou returns to action nearly a year after dethroning Stipe Miocic at UFC 260, and he will see a familiar face across from him in the cage in Gane, his former sparring partner. The heavy-handed Ngannou has torn through his last five opponents; none have lasted more than two rounds. But in this fight, he’ll 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, with seven consecutive 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 irresistable force and an immovable object.
Also featured on the card is the trilogy bout between flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and former champion Deiveson Figueiredo.
The two fought to a draw at UFC 256 and Moreno submitted Figueiredo in the third round at UFC 263. Moreno is hoping to end the rivalry while Figueiredo is looking to reclaim his former glory.
Sporting News is tracking live fight updates and round-by-round highlights from UFC 270 on Saturday night. Follow below for complete results from Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane and the entire card.
UFC 270 live updates, highlights from Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane
Sporting News will provide live updates beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
When is UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane?
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 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: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.)
UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane will take place Saturday, Jan. 22. The event will kick off at 6:15 p.m. ET with the prelims; the pay-per-view main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET. Ngannou and Gane should enter the Octagon around midnight ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.
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.
Gane vs. Ngannou price: How much does UFC 270 cost?
- $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
- $99.98 (new subscribers)
In the U.S., the UFC 270 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 270 is $74.99 for current subscribers, an increase from $69.99. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $99.98 (an increase from $89.98) for the UFC 270 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers a savings of over 30 percent.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$6.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$69.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$19.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$13.99/month|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$74.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$99.98, then $69.99/year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||$88.98, then $13.99/month|
UFC 270 fight card
- Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Ciryl Gane (ic) for the undisputed UFC heavyweight championship
- Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo for the UFC flyweight championship
- Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho; Welterweights
- Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov; Bantamweights
- Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales; welterweights
- Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira; bantamweights
- Raoni Barcelos vs Victor Henry; bantamweights
- Jack Della Maddalena vs Pete Rodriguez; welterweights
- Matt Frevola def. Genaro Valdez via 1st round TKO (strikes) (3:15)
- Vanessa Demopoulos def. Silvana Gomez Juarez via 1st round submission (armbar) (2:25)
- Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Kay Hansen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 & 29-28)
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