Ngannou vs Gane fight, latest updates and results tonight

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.

UFC 270

  • Francis Ngannou (C) vs Ciryl Gane (IC) (heavyweight title)

  • Deiveson Figuiredo def. Brandon Moreno (C) via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

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

  • Said Nurmagomedov def. Cody Stamann via first-round submission (guillotine choke, 0:47)

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

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:56 , Alex Pattle

Round 4

Into the championship rounds.

Gane kicks low, chipping away at the champion. He lands a spinning back kick to the body, too.

Ngannou thrashes at Gane with a left hook but fails to land. Fierce front kick by Gane lands around the neck of Ngannou.

Another kick attempt by Gane is caught and Ngannou holds the interim champion, driving him to the fence then taking him down!

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:53 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

The former teammates grapple against the fence and Gane lands a spinning elbow as they separate! A trademark of his, almost.

Ngannou looks tired. He’s breathing heavily, plodding, and his hands are low.

The men end up against the fence again, and Ngannou secures a great double-leg takedown after a hook to the body!

Gane looks for a Kimura straight away, but he can’t get the positioning right.

Big round for Ngannou.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:50 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

Ngannou is in side control, not a position we’ve seen him in very often before…

Ngannou tries to get into mount but ends up taking the back and throwing some punches.

He fails to get hooks in but is still in control… but Gane stands! Impressive.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:49 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

More leg kicks from Gane early in this round.

Ngannou presses forward, but Gane smartly circles into the centre of the Octagon.

Gane misses with a front kick and is SLAMMED to the mat by Ngannou!

The crowd reacts more positively to that! That was more power slam than takedown!

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:47 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

Spinning back kick to the body by Gane.

Ngannou presses forward and throws a heavy body kick with Gane’s back to the fence.

Gane comes forward but doesn’t throw anything. More boos.

Indy Sport has that round for Gane, with Ngannou having taken the first frame.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:45 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

A right straight almost connects for Ngannou, but Gane turns just enough to take the punch on his neck.

Gane with a wheel kick that partially lands!

The crowd is a bit restless at the moment.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:43 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

Ngannou checks a couple of outside leg kicks – neither thrown too hard by Gane.

Ngannou returns fire before Gane throws a combination up top and exits.

Right now, the fight is happening at Gane’s preferred tempo. Ngannou isn’t committing to too much.

Gane clips Ngannou as the champion enters!

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:41 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Some big shots for Ngannou in that round, but they didn’t seem to faze Gane…

Ngannou is breathing heavily as the first round comes to an end.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:40 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Ngannou swings big with his right hand but misses the hook.

The heavyweights grapple in the centre of the Octagon, and Ngannou forces the interim champion back to the fence.

Gane reverses the position as the final minute of the round arrives.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:38 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

An elbow appears to land for Gane.

Ngannou with a harsh hook to the body then a big uppercut to the head!

He gets a few more heavy shots in, but Gane survives the power so far…

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:37 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Ngannou takes the centre of the Octagon, Gane bouncing by the fence. He throws a leg kick and shoots for a double-leg takedown.

Ngannou defends but is driven to the opposite side of the ring. Nice knee from the champion in close.

Ngannou reclaims the centre of the ring as the pair separate. Again Gane kicks low, then ducks as Ngannou swings at him.

Ngannou holds Gane against the cage.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:35 , Alex Pattle

Ngannou emulating Conor McGregor as his name is announced by Bruce Buffer – taking to the centre of the ring and motioning to the sky.

He and Gane touch gloves.

HERE WE GO!!!

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:32 , Alex Pattle

Herb Dean is the referee for this one.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:31 , Alex Pattle

Ngannou is wearing bands under his knees. You have to wonder why that is…

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:29 , Alex Pattle

Out comes Ngannou (16-3) to “God’s Plan” by Drake.

If God exists, you have to think Ngannou would be his exact design for the ideal UFC heavyweight champion…

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:27 , Alex Pattle

Interim champion Gane (10-0) is out first.

The Frenchman remarkably only turned pro in MMA in 2018.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:27 , Alex Pattle

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

05:20 , Alex Pattle

Next up is the main event.

Francis Ngannou. Ciryl Gane.

Champion. Interim champion.

Former teammates battle to be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

UFC 270: Figueiredo def. Moreno

05:19 , Alex Pattle

Moreno says he’s up for a fourth fight, in Mexico.

The trilogy stands at 1-1-1, with their initial draw followed by traded wins.

UFC 270: Figueiredo def. Moreno

05:19 , Alex Pattle

Moreno: “I feel like I threw better combinations with more speed, maybe he had more power. Obviously I feel that I won, but it is what it is.”

UFC 270: Figueiredo def. Moreno

05:17 , Alex Pattle

UFC 270: Figueiredo def. Moreno

05:16 , Alex Pattle

Figuiredo calls for a fourth fight with Moreno and even says they can do it in Mexico.

Count this writer in.

UFC 270: Figueiredo def. Moreno

05:15 , Alex Pattle

“Today, it’s my day, man. It’s my day.”

Figueiredo regains the men’s flyweight title!

UFC 270: Figueiredo def. Moreno

05:14 , Alex Pattle

Boos in Anaheim, but that’s a fair result.

UFC 270: Figueiredo def. Moreno

05:13 , Alex Pattle

Deiveson Figuiredo def. Brandon Moreno (C) via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47).

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

05:12 , Alex Pattle

Round 5

A dramatic end to the fight! Both men land multiple clean punches in close in the final seconds!

Indy Sport has Figueiredo winning this 49-46, though it seems 48-47 in his favour is a popular scorecard among fans and pundits online, too.

Every single round was so close. This really could go any way.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

05:08 , Alex Pattle

Round 5

Huge takedown from Moreno early in the final round!

Figueiredo creates space and rises, though!

The Brazilian drops Moreno again with a right hand, but the champion bounces back up!

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

05:04 , Alex Pattle

Round 4

Figueiredo has a body lock from behind and deals knees to Moreno’s quads against the fence.

Moreno once again separates well.

It’s another close round – less busy than the others, but still hard to call.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

05:02 , Alex Pattle

Round 4

You’d think Moreno was the one with a power advantage given how his strikes have been affecting Figueiredo, though the latter obviously secured a knockdown late in the third round.

The Brazilian’s outside leg kicks are doing more and more damage.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:58 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

Figueiredo’s outside leg kicks are starting to impact Moreno’s movement, but the champion clips the Brazilian with another lovely left hand.

Heavy left hands from both men, and a right from Figueiredo drops Moreno at the very end of the round!!

A huge moment in yet another close frame…

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:55 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

Moreno rushes in for a knee but is caught by Figueiredo, who pushes the champion to the mat and against the fence.

Moreno does so well to escape quickly, not for the first time tonight.

Both men appear to be hurting each other! Moreno is stunned by a punch and rolls away, but he clips Figueiredo soon after.

Again they trade stinging punches!

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:52 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

Nice body combinations from both men!

BIG right hand from Figueiredo, but Moreno fires back with a left hand that appears to slightly wobble the challenger!

Moreno defends another single-leg takedown.

Another close round, but this one is perhaps Moreno’s.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:50 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

More cagey punching and kicking exchanges, before a scramble sees Moreno dart after Figueiredo on the mat!

The former champion is quick to get back to his feet, however.

Figueiredo catches Moreno’s leg and tries for a single-leg takedown, but to no avail.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:46 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Figueiredo gets in close and secures a takedown.

He tries to take the back but Moreno escapes slickly!

Both men trade kicks, Figueiredo favouring the body but also landing a heavy outside low kick.

Moreno lands an inside leg kick that troubles Figueiredo. The Brazilian responds with two front kicks to the body.

Moreno ends a very close round with a nice combination of body punches.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:44 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

It’s cagey here. Moreno separates and misses with a wide hook.

Figueiredo with a leg kick that momentarily floors the champion.

The pair trade jabs before Moreno appears to stun Figueiredo slightly with a right hand.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:41 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

A touch of gloves and we’re under way.

Figueiredo misses with a leg kick. He misses again and is clipped with a jab.

The Brazilian falls and Moreno rushes after him. A clash of heads there seems not to have opened up any cuts.

Moreno has Figueiredo up against the fence, but the position is soon reversed.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:39 , Alex Pattle

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:37 , Alex Pattle

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

Bruce Buffer has the fighter introductions…

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:34 , Alex Pattle

Huge cheers for Moreno.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:34 , Alex Pattle

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…

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:32 , Alex Pattle

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.

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:30 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:27 , Alex Pattle

UFC 270: Moreno vs Figueiredo

04:27 , Alex Pattle

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…

UFC 270: Pereira def. Fialho

04:21 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

04:19 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

04:18 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

Fialho presses forward, but there’s more good work from Pereira, who kicks to the legs and body of his Portuguese opponent.

Fialho has Pereira up against the fence, but they don’t stay there for long.

More pressure from Fialho, but Pereira offering great variety in his offence here.

It feels like any exchange could decide this fight.

There’s a pause in the action late on due to an accidental groin strike by Pereira.

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

04:12 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

Pereira with knees in close, then he kicks high and low. Another superman punch off the fence.

He secures a PERFECTLY-timed double-leg takedown after a feint up top, just to punctuate a terrific round late on.

We’re looking at 19-19 in all likelihood as the third round approaches.

Nasty cut about Fialho’s left eye.

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

04:09 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

Pereira – bleeding from the nose – is told by his corner that he gave up the first round to Fialho.

Great start to the second round for Pereira, though! He lands two clean right straights then a beautiful combination including a body shot and uppercut.

He flies at Fialho with two jumping knees and keeps up the pressure. Fialho’s expression has changed here…

He seems to have been hurt by some of those body attacks and is accepting being pushed backwards.

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

04:06 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

More front kicks from Pereira, but Fialho lands two heavy hooks against the fence!

Fialho with consistent, effective pressure. Pereira slips and his opponent follows him to the mat to land a couple of hammer fists.

Fialho slides into half-guard and ends the first round on top – and likely ahead on the judges’ scorecards.

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

04:02 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Pressure from Fialho straight away. He misses with a wheel kick and is jabbed with a couple of front kicks to the body.

Pereira shows some of his trademark eccentricity with a superman punch off the cage. Fialho responds with two sniper-like jabs.

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

04:00 , Alex Pattle

Here we go, this should be fun!

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

03:53 , Alex Pattle

Pereira (26-11, 2 no contests) enters this fight with three wins in his last three outings, while Fialho (14-3, 1 NC) has won his last four contests.

UFC 270: Pereira vs Fialho

03:48 , Alex Pattle

Next up, the always entertaining and creative Michel Pereira takes on late-notice replacement and UFC debutant Andre Fialho in a welterweight bout.

UFC 270: S Nurmagomedov def. Stamann

03:46 , Alex Pattle

A reminder that Nurmagomedov is not related to Khabib, even if this victory had shades of the former lightweight champ…

UFC 270: S Nurmagomedov def. Stamann

03:45 , Alex Pattle

Said Nurmagomedov def. Cody Stamann via first-round submission (guillotine choke, 0:47).

UFC 270: S Nurmagomedov def. Stamann

03:43 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

03:42 , Alex Pattle

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!

UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

03:38 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

03:36 , Alex Pattle

UFC 270: Stamann vs S Nurmagomedov

03:35 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Morales def. Giles

03:30 , Alex Pattle

A huge reaction for Ecuadorian Morales in the Honda Center!

UFC 270: Morales def. Giles

03:29 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Giles vs Morales

03:28 , Alex Pattle

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.

UFC 270: Giles vs Morales

03:25 , Alex Pattle

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.

UFC 270: Giles vs Morales

03:22 , Alex Pattle

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

UFC 270: Giles vs Morales

03:20 , Alex Pattle

Here we go, Trevin Giles vs Michael Morales in a welterweight bout to kick off the main card.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

03:06 , Alex Pattle

The main card is finally upon us. The atmosphere in Anaheim’s Honda Center seems electric right now. Imagine what it will be like when Ngannou and Gane face off right before tonight’s main event.

UFC 270: Henry def. Barcelos

02:59 , Alex Pattle

What an entertaining UFC debut from Henry – on relatively short notice, too!

After 26 pro fights, at 34 years old, the Californian finally takes to the Octagon and he scores a statement victory.

UFC 270: Henry def. Barcelos

02:58 , Alex Pattle

Victor Henry def. Raoni Barcelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

UFC 270: Barcelos vs Henry

02:56 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

A late push from Barcelos! He connects with numerous clean hooks and uppercuts in close!

Will that be enough to take the round? Did the Brazilian claim the first two in any case?

Indy Sport gives the second and third rounds to Henry…

UFC 270: Barcelos vs Henry

02:54 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

Lovely left body kick into a right jab from Henry.

Barcelos is still landing the heavier punches, but Henry’s volume is so impressive. He lands a few front kicks.

Barcelos sees a takedown stuffed… he looks to be fading here…

Henry keeps up the pressure then grabs Barcelos against the fence. Henry has forcibly swung the momentum of this fight in his favour and might be on course for a decision win.

UFC 270: Barcelos vs Henry

02:48 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

The pace is still frantic in this second round, with competitive striking exchanges on the feet.

Henry has taken momentum from the first round into this frame, busting up Barcelos’ nose.

Barcelos fires back with heavy hooks, but Henry is withstanding the power so far…

UFC 270: Barcelos vs Henry

02:43 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Barcelos pulls off a sweep, but Henry manages to stand at the earliest opportunity.

A great flurry from Henry late in the round! He seems to have Barcelos fazed and lands multiple knees against the fence!

UFC 270: Barcelos vs Henry

02:41 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Barcelos looking fast and dangerous right away. He lands a beautiful counter uppercut.

Henry fires back with a great left hand, though! It appears to hurt Barcelos, but the Brazilian soon recovers.

A very technical first round here.

UFC 270: Barcelos vs Henry

02:36 , Alex Pattle

Barcelos and Henry were due to fight one another in December, but the bout was postponed on the day it was set to take place as Henry tested positive for Covid.

UFC 270: Barcelos vs Henry

02:32 , Alex Pattle

This fight marks Henry’s UFC debut, though he has beaten current UFC roster members previously in his professional MMA career.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

02:26 , Alex Pattle

Raoni Barcelos vs Victor Henry at bantamweight is the final prelim fight of the evening, and it’s up next.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

02:23 , Alex Pattle

Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo are in the building. Boos from the Anaheim crowd as Figueiredo is shown on the big screen.

The pair will round out their trilogy in tonight’s co-main event, with the men’s flyweight title on the line yet again.

UFC 270: Della Maddalena def. Rodriguez

02:17 , Alex Pattle

UFC debuts for both fighters there, but it’s Della Maddalena who walks away with the win.

UFC 270: Della Maddalena def. Rodriguez

02:16 , Alex Pattle

Jack Della Maddalena def. Pete Rodriguez via first-round TKO (strikes, 2:59).

UFC 270: Della Maddalena vs Rodriguez

02:14 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

Della Maddalena presses forward. Good footwork, though he is caught by a couple of counter right hooks – one to the head and one to the body.

Della Maddalena establishes a very smooth jab here, however, and Rodriguez’s nose is already busted up!

Both men are landing almost at will, but Rodriguez is the only one sporting any real damage…

OH! Della Maddalena lands a fade left straight and puts Rodriguez away with a few punches on the ground!

Great showing.

UFC 270: Della Maddalena vs Rodriguez

02:10 , Alex Pattle

American Rodriguez is undefeated at 4-0 and was due to take on Warlley Alves tonight, but instead it’s Australian Della Maddalena (10-2) who stands across from him as a late replacement.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

02:06 , Alex Pattle

Pete Rodriguez vs Jack Della Maddalena at welterweight is the next prelim bout.

UFC 270: Gravely def. Oliveira

02:01 , Alex Pattle

Tony Gravely def. Saimon Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

UFC 270: Gravely vs Oliveira

01:59 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

Gravely lands some heavy strikes on the feet as the third and final round comes to an end!

Surely a decision win for the American. A very solid performance from him, while Oliveira seemingly only saw one route to victory: the guillotine.

UFC 270: Gravely vs Oliveira

01:55 , Alex Pattle

Round 3

A familiar sequence: Gravely gets the takedown and Oliveira tries for a guillotine – unsuccessfully.

Gravely is 8/12 on takedown attempts so far in this fight, a personal record for him in a UFC contest.

UFC 270: Gravely vs Oliveira

01:53 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

Good control from Gravely in the grappling exchanges, and he gets off some effective strikes at the end of the round as Oliveira tries to stand.

UFC 270: Gravely vs Oliveira

01:50 , Alex Pattle

Round 2

Gravely goes for a double-leg takedown at once, and Oliveira seems to briefly consider yet another guillotine attempt.

In any case, Gravely gets Oliveira to the mat, but the pair don’t stay there for long.

Oliveira clips Gravely with a left hook, and the American looks to take down Oliveira again.

Once more, Oliveira tries for a guillotine…

Yet again, Gravely survives, and the opponents separate on the feet.

UFC 270: Gravely vs Oliveira

01:47 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

A largely subdued end to the round, with Gravely controlling Oliveira against the fence until the Brazilian tries for two more guillotines late on.

UFC 270: Gravely vs Oliveira

01:43 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

A wild start to this one! Oliveira throws a flying knee, but Gravely manages to grab hold of his opponent with an overhook as they hit the mat.

Oliveira falls into guard, however, and tries for a guillotine! It looks to be in tight, but Gravely eventually gets out!

He now has Oliveira in his grasp up against the fence.

UFC 270: Gravely vs Oliveira

01:41 , Alex Pattle

Here we go.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

01:35 , Alex Pattle

A bantamweight contest between Tony Gravely and Saimon Oliveira is up next.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

01:27 , Alex Pattle

A number of bout cancellations left fans questioning how entertaining this card would be – main and co-main event aside – but so far it’s been great fun.

There have been first-round stoppage wins – one TKO, one submission – in two of the three fights.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

01:27 , Alex Pattle

A number of bout cancellations left fans questioning how entertaining this card would be – main and co-main event aside – but so far it’s been great fun.

There have been first-round stoppage wins – one TKO, one submission – in two of the three fights.

UFC 270: Frevola def. Valdez

01:19 , Alex Pattle

Matt Frevola def. Genaro Valdez via first-round TKO (strikes, 3:15).

UFC 270: Frevola vs Valdez

01:17 , Alex Pattle

Round 1

A frantic start to this one! The pair trade strikes before Frevola drops Valdez twice!

Valdez somehow survives, holding onto Frevola and then clipping the American, too!

Strong knees in the clinch by Frevola, though, and he knocks down Valdez again! It’s another left hook that does it.

Valdez keeps getting back to his feet but is knocked down TWICE more! Frevola with a flurry of hammer fists, and eventually he musters enough unanswered shots to secure the stoppage!

Frevola wins!

UFC 270: Frevola vs Valdez

01:12 , Alex Pattle

Valdez is a teammate of men’s flyweight champion Moreno, with the two Mexicans having helped one another to prepare for their respective fights here.

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

01:11 , Alex Pattle

Matt Frevola vs Genaro Valdez is the first of the main prelim fights. This should be a fun one.

The Honda Center is starting to fill up, too!

UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane

01:02 , Alex Pattle

Four prelim fights will precede the main card:

Raoni Barcelos vs Victor Henry (bantamweight)

Pete Rodriguez vs Jack Della Maddalena (welterweight)

Tony Gravely vs Saimon Oliveira (bantamweight)

Matt Frevola vs Genaro Valdez (lightweight)

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