Scheduled to take place this Saturday (3), the UFC Paris will be special and historic for the organization. That’s because, for the first time in its history, the UFC will hold an event in France, where, until recently, it was forbidden to promote MMA events. In this way, today’s event is a historic milestone not only for Ultimate, but also for the MMA world.
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In the main event of UFC Paris, we will have the confrontation between Cyril Ganethe last challenger for the UFC heavyweight belt, which will face the athlete Tai Tuivasa, which is on the rise within the North American franchise. In the co-main event, expectations are high for the fight between the middleweights Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettoriwhere there is a tendency for the winner of the match to be the next challenger for the under-84kg division title.
Brazil, it is worth mentioning, will have only one representative on this Saturday’s card. Making his debut within the world’s largest MMA organization, lightweight Gabriel “Fly” Miranda will face the tough-as-nails Benoit Saint Denis, in a fight that promises to be exciting for MMA fans.
Heavyweight duel tops UFC Paris card
Ultimate makes its long-awaited debut in France this Saturday. It will be the first time that the French will host an Ultimate event in their history, becoming the 27th country to host the UFC Octagon, being the 12th in Europe.
In the main event of the event, an important fight in the Top 5 of the heavyweight. Former interim UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane (10-1) faces rising rival Tai Tuivasa (15-3). Current No. 1 in the division, Gane returns to his home country in search of a win that will put him back on track for the belt, after losing in his most recent fight to champion Francis Ngannou. On the other side of the octagon, division number 3, Tuivasa, is looking for another signature finish and extend his winning streak to six wins.
UFC Paris will have only one Brazilian representative
The event will also mark the debut of Brazilian Gabriel “Fly” Miranda (16-5) in Ultimate. In his first fight for the organization, at lightweight, Gabriel will face Frenchman Benoit Saint Denis (9-1, 1 NC). The 32-year-old Brazilian is known for his sharp Jiu-Jitsu. Fifteen of his 16 wins have been by submission, and he arrives in Paris on a three-game winning streak.
Saturday, September 03, 2022
Main card (16:00, Brasilia time)
Heavyweight: Cyril Gane vs Tai Tuivasa
Middleweight: Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori
Middleweight: Alessio di Chirico vs Roman Kopylov
Lightweight: John Makdessi vs Nasrat Haqparast
Featherweight: William Gomis vs Jarno Errens
Featherweight: Charles Jourdain vs Nathaniel Wood
Preliminary card (1:15 pm, Brasília time)
Middleweight: Abusupiyan Magomedov vs Dustin Stoltzfus
Lightweight: Fares Ziam vs Michal Figlak
Middleweight: Nassourdine Imavov vs Joaquin Buckley
Lightweight: Benoit St. denis x Gabriel “Fly” Miranda
Bantamweight: Khalid Taha vs Cristian Quiñonez
Featherweight: Stephanie Egger vs Ailin Perez