UFC’s first PPV of the year is set to have an unmissable card in California, with a finely balanced heavyweight title showdown as its headline act. Read on to discover how to watch UFC 270 and a Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane live stream, plus the rest of the card online with ESPN+ having exclusive coverage in the US.
Ngannou is widely accepted as the UFC’s deadliest puncher, while UFC head honcho Dana White recently described French fighter Gane as the best striker to ever appear in the heavyweight division.
The unification clash headlines a packed bill that also includes a tasty looking flyweight title fight in the co-main event between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo.
Follow our guide below as we explain how to get a UFC 270 live stream online – plus key details like the Ngannou vs Gane time, and the cheapest way to get a UFC live stream today.
- When is Ngannou vs Gane? UFC 270 time and schedule
- UFC 270 live stream: how to watch Ngannou vs Gane in the US
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- Ngannou vs Gane preview and predictions
- Who is Francis Ngannou?
- Who is Ciryl Gane?
- Ngannou vs Gane odds: who is the favorite to win?
- Ngannou vs Gane: recent results
- UFC 270 full card and highlights
When is Ngannou vs Gane? UFC 270 time and schedule
Ngannou vs Gane takes place at UFC 270, which is scheduled for Saturday, January 22. The UFC 270 early prelim card is scheduled to begin at 6pm EST / 3pm PST / 11pm GMT / 10am AEDT, with the prelims kicking off at 8pm EST / 5pm PST / 1am GMT / 12am AEDT.
The UFC 270 main card is slated to start at 10pm EST / 7pm PST / 3am GMT (Sun) / 2pm AEDT (Sun) – with Ngannou vs Gane expected to enter the Octagon no earlier than 11.30pm EST / 8.30pm PST / 4.30am GMT (Sun) / 3.30pm AEDT (Sun).
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Ngannou vs Gane preview and predictions
This well-matched showdown between two former sparring partners has pundits divided right through the middle in their predictions for the outcome.
In normal circumstances it would be hard to bet against Ngannou, who has made short work of his his last five opponents with none of those opponents making it beyond the second round.
Despite having put away an impressive list of former champs, the Predator is arguably facing the toughest fight of his life tonight as he comes up against an opponent who has yet to taste defeat as a professional mixed martial artist and has the guile to take out the sport’s biggest hitter.
Who is Francis Ngannou?
The French Cameroonian fighter – the reigning UFC Heavyweight Champion – has been officially crowned the hardest recorded puncher in UFC history.
Having tasted defeat in his first title challenge against Stipe Miocic in January 2018, he then lost once again to a unanimous decision to Derrick Lewis.
Undeterred, Ngannou bounced back in exceptional style, stringing six KO wins together, culminating in a title winning performance in his rematch with Miocic back in March.
Who is Ciryl Gane?
Having won all ten of his previous pro fights, seven of which have been within the Octagon, Ciryl Gane’s ascent up the ranks has been as rapid as it has been flawless.
The Parisian former footballer and bus driver only made his MMA debut in 2019 but has already racked up big wins over solid heavyweight names such as Junior Dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Alexander Volkov and Derrick Lewis ad now holds the Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion title.
With a Muay Thai background that has instilled him with a varied strike style, Gane is often a patient fighter that can fall back on his sheer athleticism to grind his opponent down.
Ngannou vs Gane odds: who is the favorite to win?
Despite Ngannou’s champion status, his the interim title holder who leads the betting, with Gane coming in around the 4/6 mark to take the belt, while the the Predator is currently drifting around 6/5 to retain his title with most bookies.
Ngannou vs Gane: recent results
Ngannou last stepped in the Octagon in March at UFC 260, showcasing his devastating punching power by knocking out Stipe Miocic in the second round to capture the undisputed UFC heavyweight title in Las Vegas at UFC 260.
Ciryl Gane’s last fight back in August saw him become the first French fighter to capture a UFC world title. In a one-sided main event against Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 in Texas, the 31-year-old clinched the interim heavyweight title via a third round TKO.
UFC 270 full card and highlights
Beyond the much anticipated headline act, the full line up for UFC 270 is also boasts plenty of top-drawer MMA action.
The co-headline act sees a much-anticipated flyweight title fight between Mexico’s Brandon Moreno and Brazil’s Deiveson Figueiredo. Saturday’s clash is the third contest between the two fighters after a win for each. The previous two encounters were both blockbuster affairs, meaning no self-respiting MMA fan will want to miss the final installment of the trilogy.
Full UFC 270 card for Saturday, January 22
• Francis Ngannou (C) vs Ciryl Gane (ic) (Heavyweight title fight)
• Brandon Moreno (c) vs Deiveson Figueiredo (Flyweight title fight)
• Michel Pereira Lima vs Andre Fialho (Welterweight)
• Cody Stamann v Said Nurmagomedov (Middleweight)
• Rodolfo Viera v Wellington Turman (Middleweight)
• Raoni Barcelos v Victor Henry (Bantamweight)
• Ilia Topuria vs. Charles Jourdain (Featherweight)
• Jack Della Maddalena v Pete Rodriguez (Welterweight)
• Michael Morales v Trevin Giles (Welterweight)
• Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira (Bantamweight)
• Silvana Juarez vs. Vanessa Demopoulos (Women’s Strawweight)
• Matt Frevola v Genaro Valdez (Lightweight)
• Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (Women’s Flyweight)
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