The Octagon returns to Anaheim on January 22 for UFC 270, a fifteen-bout fight card headlined by Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane.
The former training partners, Ngannou (16-3 MMA) and Gane (10-0 MMA), will meet in a highly anticipated heavyweight title unification bout.
Francis Ngannou most recently competed back at March’s UFC 260 event, where he scored a second round knockout of Stipe Miocic to become the promotions heavyweight world champion.
However, due to ‘The Predator’s’ recent inactivity, Dana White and company decided to create a interim heavyweight title, which was claimed by Ciryl Gane following his win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 in August.
Whoever emerges victorious between Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 will have the honor of calling themselves “the undisputed baddest man on the planet”.
January’s pay-per-view event is co-headlined by a trilogy bout between reigning UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno and former title holder Deiveson Figueiredo.
Moreno (19-5-2 MMA) and Figueiredo (20-2-1MMA) most recently collided at UFC 263, with the Mexican standout dethroning the Brazilian by way of submission. That rematch was preceded by a majority draw at UFC 256.
Also featured on the UFC 270 main card will be a key middleweight bout between perennial division contenders Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier.
In addition, the pay-per-view portion of the event will feature a heavyweight contest between Greg Hardy and Aleksei Oleinik, as well as a battle of undefeated featherweights in Movsar Evloev and Ilia Topuria.
Get January’s current PPV lineup below:
UFC 270 Main Card (PPV, 10pm est)
265lbs: Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Ciryl Gane (ic)
125lbs: Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
185lbs: Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson
145lbs: Movsar Evloev vs. Ilia Topuria
265lbs: Greg Hardy vs. Aleksei Oleinik
UFC 270 Prelims (ESPN+, 8pm est)
125lbs: Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
135lbs: Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov
125lbs: Viviane Araujo vs. Alexa Grasso
170lbs: Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
125lbs: Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim
170lbs: Warlley Alves vs. Jack Della
135lbs: Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
185lbs: Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman
155lbs: Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
185lbs: AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun
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