UFC 270 is a mixed martial arts pay-per-view event organized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on January 22, 2022. This will be the first pay-per-view event in the UFC in 2022.
A rematch of the UFC Heavyweight Championship between Francis Ngannou (full-time champion) and Ciryl Gane will serve as the main event of the night’s festivities (interim champion). The co-main event of UFC 270 is a flyweight title battle between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo, which will be the third bout of a trilogy.
Continue reading to learn more about UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane, including the fight card, date, start time, venue, latest news, updates, and ticket information.
- Date: January 22, 2022 (inclusive)
- Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, California, United States
- The start time is 10 p.m. Eastern Time, Prelims are 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and the Early Prelims are 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Anthony Smith, Michael Bisping, and Michael Eaves (hosts) serve as desk analysts.
- Bruce Buffer will serve as the in-ring announcer.
- Megan Olivi is a freelance reporter who travels throughout the country.
- Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and Daniel Cormier serve as commentators.
- Bouts that have been canceled or moved
- Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson: According to sources from December 15, 2021, this fight has been rescheduled for UFC 271.
- On January 13, Aleksei Oleinik withdrew from the fight against Greg Hardy due to unexplained circumstances, and Sergey Spivak was brought in to replace him.
- Jacob Malkoun vs. AJ Dobson: According to sources, this fight has been rescheduled for UFC 271
- Injuries forced Viviane Araujo to withdraw from her fight against Alexa Grasso on January 7, 2022, according to reports at the time of her withdrawal.
- Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim: According to reports, Botelho withdrew from the fight against Ji Yeon Kim on January 12, 2022, for an undisclosed reason.
- Warlley Alves vs. Jack Della Maddalena: According to reports from January 6, 2022, Alves withdrew from the fight for undisclosed reasons, and Pete Rodriguez was brought in to fill in for him.
- In a reported withdrawal from the fight against Ilia Topuria on January 11, 2022, Movsar Evloev cited an undisclosed reason for his departure from the war. And Charles Jourdain took over as his replacement.
- Greg Hardy vs. Sergey Spivak: According to rumors, Hardy was forced to withdraw due to a finger injury, and the fight was rescheduled for UFC 272.
- On January 21, according to a report published by ESPN, Rodolfo Vieira was forced to withdraw from the match against Wellington Turman because of medical reasons.
- It was decided not to stage the Ilia Topuria versus Charles Jourdain fight because of Ilia Topuria’s weight-cutting problems.
The Primary Card
- The matchup pits Francis Ngannou (257) against Ciryl Gane (251).
- Deiveson Figueiredo (124) versus Brandon Moreno (145) – (124)
- The matchup is between Trevin Giles (170) and Mikel Morales (185)
- Andre Fialho (169.5) vs. Michel Pereira (169.5)
- Said Nurmagomedov (136 pounds) vs. Cody Stamann (145 pounds) (135.5)
- The winner will be Victor Henry (135.5) vs. Raoni Barcelos (135)
- Simon Oliveira (136 pounds) vs. Tony Gravely (132 pounds) (135.5)
- Matt Frevola (154.5) will face off against Genaro Valdez (155.5)
- Joe Della Maddalena (170.5) will face Pete Rodriguez in a rematch (170.5)
- The matchup pits Vanessa Demopoulos (115.5) against Silvana Gomez Juarez (115.5)
- The matchup is between Jasmine Jasudavicius (125) and Kay Hansen (125).
- Greg Hardy against Sergey Spivak is postponed to January 14, 2022, due to a finger injury sustained by Hardy during training.
- On January 13, 2022, Charles Jourdain took over for Movsar Evloev in the fight against Ilja Topuria.
- Aleksei Oleinik withdrew from the tournament on January 13, 2022, citing an unknown cause for his decision. When Greg Hardy pulled out of the heavyweight fight, Sergey Spivak stepped in to take his place.
- On January 12, 2022, Movsar Evloev withdrew from the competition. The UFC is seeking a new opponent for Ilja Topuria, who is already on the roster.
- Juarez versus Demopoulos has been rescheduled for January 12, 2022, from UFC Vegas 46 to this event.
- January 11 in 2022: Andre Fialho will be Michael Periera’s new opponent in the next fight. Pereira was initially scheduled to compete against Muslim Salikhov at UFC Vegas 46.
- Viviane Araujo has been ruled out of the competition due to an injury sustained on January 6, 2022. Alexa Grasso will face a new opponent in the future.
- Due to an injury, Warleyy Alves will be unable to compete on January 6, 2022. Jack Della Maddalena is now on the lookout for a new opponent.
- On January 4, 2022, John McCarthy said that Ngannou could terminate the fight with a single attack and that Gane must keep him on his back foot and cut off his angles to win this fight.
- Ciryl Gane will be fighting at UFC 270 on December 28, 2021, and Ngannou has promised to ‘put an end to the hoopla’ surrounding the fight. “He’s doing well, and he’s just going to get better,” the champion remarked. He has a lot of potentials. “Right now, I am just feeling better.”
- The fight between Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier has been rescheduled for December 13, 2021, from UFC 270 to UFC 271.
- The official trailer will be published on December 13, 2021.
- The official poster for the event will be unveiled on November 24, 2021.
- According to reports, Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius has allegedly been changed from a January 15 Fight Night event to UFC 270 on November 10, 2021.
- November 10, 2021: According to reports, the event will be broadcast live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
- Ilia Topuria vs. Movsar Evloev is scheduled to take place on October 25, 2021, and is currently in the works.
- According to MMA DNA reports, on October 24, 2021, The fight between Jack Della Maddalena and Warlley Alves was added to the card.
- The match between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo has been added to October 12, 2021. This fight changed from UFC 269 to UFC 270 due to scheduling conflicts.
- According to MMA DNA reports, on October 11, 2021, The fight between Matt Frevola and Genaro Valdez was added to the event.
- Cody Stamann versus Said Nurmagomedov was added to the schedule on October 8, 2021.
- October 6 in 2021: According to sources, Francis Ngannou (Heavyweight Champion) and Ciryl Gane (Interim Heavyweight Champion) have verbally agreed to fight for the Heavyweight championship, which will be unified.
- According to reports, UFC 270 is scheduled to take place on January 22, 2021, with Janonier versus Derek Brunson slated to headline the program.
- September 28, 2021: The fight between Alexey Oleynik and Greg Hardy was added to the program on September 27, 2021.