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UFC 270 — Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane: Fight card, odds, start time, PPV price, date, complete guide

Two titles are on the line during the UFC’s first pay-per-view of 2022

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UFC is ready to deliver its first two title fights of the new year and both carry equal amounts of intrigue and high drama. It all goes down from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Saturday night when the heavyweights and flyweights tip the marquee. In the main event, heavyweight king Francis Ngannou looks to defend his crown against interim titleholder Ciryl Gane in a battle of former training partners turned rivals. Plus, 125-pound champ Brandon Moreno looks to wrap up his trilogy with Deiveson Figuieredo with a successful title defense.

The champion Ngannou enters this first title defense on shaky ground with UFC brass. The native of Cameroon is hoping to secure a more lucrative contract while president Dana White seems intent on keeping his salary as is. The destructive knockout artist has done just about everything imaginable inside the Octagon to this point with 11 stoppages in his 13 career appearances. Gane, meanwhile, is a perfect 10-0 in his pro career with nearly equal types of wins across the board. He’ll enter as the slight betting favorite with bettors expecting his slick, defensive style to slow the fast charging attack of Ngannou.

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In the other title tilt, Moreno climbed the ranks at 125 pounds after being cut by the promotion in 2018. He returned in 2019 after scoring a TKO win for the LFA title and has ripped off a 4-0-2 record in UFC since, including fighting Figueiredo to a draw in December 2019 on just three weeks’ notice. He then submitted Figueiredo in their rematch last June to earn the championship. A win by Figueiredo could set up an unprecedented fourth meeting between to the two combatants.

With the omicron variant of COVID-19 still wreaking havoc, the fight card has undergone many changes in the weeks leading up. Below is the current fight card with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Be sure to check in for all the latest updates and adjustments.

UFC 270 fight card, odds

  • Ciryl Gane -155 vs. Francis Ngannou (c) +130, heavyweight championship
  • Brandon Moreno -175 vs. Deiveson Figueiredo +150, flyweight championship
  • Michel Pereira -280 vs. Andre Fialho +230, welterweight
  • Said Nurmagomedov -190 vs. Cody Stamann +160, bantamweight

  • Michael Morales -125 vs. Trevin Giles +105, welterweight
  • Raoni Barcelos -490 vs. Victory Henry +370, bantamweight

  • Jack Della -340 vs. Pete Rodriguez +270, welterweight
  • Tony Gravely -240 vs. Saimon Oliveira +200, bantamweight
  • Kay Hansen -240 vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius +200, women’s flyweight
  • Matt Frevola -190 vs. Genaro Valdez +160, lightweight
  • Vanessa Demopoulos -140 vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez +120, women’s strawweight

UFC 270 info

  • Date: Jan. 22
  • Location: Anaheim, California — Honda Center
  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card) 
  • How to watch: ESPN+ PPV

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