The UFC makes its second ever trip to France this weekend, as Ciryl Gane fights Sergey Spivak in a heavyweight main event in Paris.
Gane is looking to bounce back from a devastating defeat by Jon Jones, who submitted the Frenchman in Round 1 in March, winning the vacant heavyweight title in the process. That was Gane’s second time fighting for the undisputed heavyweight title, and it went the same way as his first effort – a decision loss to Francis Ngannou.
Now Gane takes on Moldova’s Spivak, who is riding a three-fight win streak of two TKOs and one submission. Gane will hope for a statement stoppage win – like the one he secured 12 months ago, when he headlined the first ever UFC Paris against Tai Tuivasa.
In the co-main event, former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas moves up to flyweight to take on home fighter Manon Fiorot.
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When is UFC Paris?
UFC Paris takes place at the Accor Arena on Saturday 2 September.
The prelims are set to begin at 5pm BST (9am PT, 11am CT, 12pm ET), with the main card following at 8pm BST (12pm PT, 2pm CT, 3pm ET).
How can I watch it?
The card will air live on TNT Sports in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will stream the action live, as will the UFC’s Fight Pass.
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Gane – 4/7
Spivak – 7/5
Full card (subject to change)
Ciryl Gane vs Sergey Spivak (heavyweight)
Manon Fiorot vs Rose Namajunas (women’s flyweight)
Benoit Saint-Denis vs Thiago Moises (lightweight)
Volkan Oezdemir vs Bogdan Guskov (light-heavyweight)
William Gomis vs Lucas Almeida (featherweight)
Yannis Ghemmouri vs Caolan Loughran (bantamweight)
Morgan Charriere vs Manolo Zecchini (featherweight)
Taylor Lapilus vs Muin Gafurov (bantamweight)
Zarah Fairn vs Jacqueline Cavalcanti (women’s bantamweight)
Nora Cornolle vs Joselyne Edwards (women’s bantamweight)
Ange Loosa vs Rhys McKee (welterweight)
Farid Basharat vs Kleydson Rodrigues (bantamweight)