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UFC 270 LIVE: Ngannou vs Gane fight results and latest updates

The UFC heavyweight title is on the line in the main event, while the men’s flyweight belt will also be contested

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Sunday 23 January 2022 07:01
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The first major UFC event of the year has arrived, with two massive title fights topping the card at UFC 270.

In the main event, an undisputed heavyweight champion will be crowned as Francis Ngannou defends his belt against interim title holder Ciryl Gane. The opponents are former teammates, with the build-up to their clash tonight coloured by arguments over who had more success in their old sparring sessions. Ngannou is the most feared power-puncher in UFC history, the French-Cameroonian’s professional mixed martial arts record standing at 16-3 – while his UFC record is 11-2 since his debut in 2015, with 10 of those wins coming via knockout or TKO. Meanwhile, Frenchman Gane is undefeated at 10-0, having gone 3-0 in 2021 to claim the interim heavyweight title and establish himself as Ngannou’s first challenger.

In the co-main event in Anaheim, Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo will complete a trilogy of flyweight title fights. The rivals drew in their initial meeting in December 2020, allowing Figueiredo to hang onto the belt, before Mexican Moreno submitted the Brazilian last June to take the gold.

Follow live updates and fight results from the UFC 270 main card and prelims, below.

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Ngannou defeats Gane at UFC 270 with surprising wrestling display

The greatest power-puncher in UFC history took an unexpected approach against his former teammate, but it paid off as Ngannou unified the heavyweight titles

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UFC 270: Performances of the night

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UFC 270: Fight of the night

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UFC 270: Ngannou def. Gane

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Ngannou defeats Gane at UFC 270 with surprising wrestling display

The greatest power-puncher in UFC history took an expected approach against his former teammate, but it paid off as Ngannou unified the heavyweight titles

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 06:20
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Gane: “I’m disappointed, I’m a little bit sad, but the future is in front of me.”

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“Boxing is always in the back of my pocket, it’s something I must do before the end of my career.

“It’s not like I have a lifetime here.”

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“Three weeks ago I hurt my knee, tore my MCL completely, but couldn’t see myself retreat from this fight, because it was a moment for me to make a statement.

“You guys may sleep on me, but I put in work every day.”

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Ngannou: “I knew he was gonna be a tough opponent, no doubt, I know him.

“He was very, very good.

“The only thing I had to do was stay composed, don’t chase him, trust yourself.”

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48-47, 48-47, 49-46...

All for Ngannou! AND STILL!

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 06:08

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