UFC Debuts in France! UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa

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UFC Debuts in France! UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa

Live from Paris Saturday, September 3, Exclusively on ESPN+

Main Card at 3 p.m. ET, Prelims at 12 p.m. ET

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UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa will be live from Paris’ Accor Arena for its debut in France, this Saturday, September 3, exclusively on ESPN+ (English and Spanish), with the main card at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT and the Prelims at 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT. Live coverage begins on Friday, September 3 with UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Gane vs. Tuivasa at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 PT on ESPNEWS, providing fans with exclusive insights and views heading into Fight Night.

The main event features a thrilling heavyweight showdown between the big-swinging duo French-born Ciryl Gane and Australian Tai Tuivasa. Number 1 ranked  Ciryl Gane (10-1) looks to defend his top position after surging to heavyweight title contention by winning his first seven fights in the UFC, while fan favorite No. 3 Tai Tuivasa (15-3) looks to earn a crack at the UFC heavyweight title after a five-fight winning streak.

Elite middleweights collide in the co-main event that features a pivotal matchup between former middleweight champion, No. 1 Robert Whittaker (24-6) and No. 2 Marvin Vettori (18-5). This bout was originally scheduled for UFC 275 on June 11 in Singapore but was postponed due to a Whittaker injury.

Calling the action will be Paul Felder, Jared Gooden, and UFC Hall of Famer, Michael Bisping. Megan Olivi will handle reporting duties. Victor Davila, Santiago Ponzinibbio, and Claudio Puelles will provide all coverage in Spanish.


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Programming(All times ET)

Fri. 9/2 11 a.m. UFC Fight Night Pre-Show presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Gane vs. Tuivasa ESPN+
5:30 p.m. UFC Live presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Gane vs. Tuivasa ESPNEWS
Sat. 9/3 Noon UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa (Prelims) ESPN+ (English & Spanish)
3 p.m. UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa (Main Card)
6 p.m. UFC on ESPN Post-Fight Show: Gane vs. Tuivasa

Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)

3 p.m. Main Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa  


ESPN+ (English & Spanish)

Co-Main Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori
Undercard Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov
Undercard John Makdessi vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Undercard William Gomis vs. Jarno Errens
Undercard Charles Jourdain vs. Nathaniel Wood
Noon Feature Abus Magomedov vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Undercard Fares Ziam vs. Michal Figlak
Undercard Nassourdine Imavov vs. Joaquin Buckley
Undercard Benoit Saint Denis vs. Gabriel Miranda
Undercard Khalid Taha vs. Cristian Quinonez
Undercard Stephanie Egger vs. Ailin Perez

Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Tennis and Combat Sports.
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