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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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Ngannou looking for "explosive knockout" after weigh ins ahead of UFC 270

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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UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:39
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UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

An unreal reaction for Moreno as he enters the Octagon. The Anaheim crowd is firmly behind the Mexican.

Bruce Buffer has the fighter introductions...

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:37
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UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

Huge cheers for Moreno.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:34
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UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

Figueiredo has struggled with weight cuts in the past but weighed in at 124lbs this week, the first signs that his rehoned approach for this fight is working in his favour.

Moreno, who also weighed one pound below the 125lbs limit, is out now...

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:34
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UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

In Figuereido’s corner is fellow former flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, an old mentor of Moreno.

An intriguing thread to the narrative around tonight’s co-main event.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:32
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UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

Figueiredo, an often cold-seeming character, emerges first to a chorus of boos in the Honda Center.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:30
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Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:27
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UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

Here we go then. The co-main event, the first of two title fights tonight.

Brandon Moreno defends the UFC men’s flyweight title against Deiveson Figueiredo, whom he submitted to claim the gold last June.

That bout followed the rivals’ draw in December 2020, which saw Figueiredo hang onto the belt.

Can the Brazilian regain the title this evening, or will Mexican Moreno enjoy a successful first defence?

We’re about to find out...

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:27
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UFC 270: Pereira def. Fialho

Michel Pereira def. Andre Fialho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:21
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UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

An entertaining fight as expected, and very close. Indy Sport has it 29-28 to Pereira.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 04:19

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