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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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UFC 270: S Nurmagomedov def. Stamann

That’s three losses in a row for Stamann, but so impressive from Nurmagomedov.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:43
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UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

Round 1

Spinning back fist to the head and spinning heel kick to the body from Nurmagomedov to start this fight. Stamann looks to grapple against the fence.

WOW! Nurmagomedov locks in a guillotine at once and Stamann taps!

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:42
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UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

Stamann walks out to “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. It draws a nice pop from the Anaheim crowd.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:38
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UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:36
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UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

Next up is a men’s bantamweight clash between Cody Stamann and Said Nurmagomedov – no relation to former UFC lightweight champion Khabib.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:35
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UFC 270: Morales def. Giles

A huge reaction for Ecuadorian Morales in the Honda Center!

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:30
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UFC 270: Morales def. Giles

Michael Morales def. Trevin Giles via first-round TKO (strikes, 4:06).

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UFC 270: Giles vs Morales

Round 1

WOW! Completely against the run of play, so to speak, Morales gets the TKO win!

A counter right hand rattles Giles, and Morales follows it up immediately with another.

He finally drops Giles and pours on punches on the canvas to secure the stoppage!

Not the welterweight debut Giles wanted.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:28
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UFC 270: Giles vs Morales

Round 1

Hard leg kicks from Giles early on, before he knocks down Morales with a big right hand!

He surprisingly chooses to grapple Morales despite hurting him, but the decision is justified by an impressive takedown.

Giles is working on an arm triangle, but he can’t quite position himself correctly. He switches to an armbar attempt, but Morales escapes and is outside Giles’ guard.

Giles manages to get back to his feet but is rushed by Morales against the fence.

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UFC 270: Giles vs Morales

Morales enters this fight undefeated at 12-0, while Giles is 14-3. Let’s go.

Alex Pattle23 January 2022 03:22

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