Heavyweight rivals Ciryl Gane and Sergey Spivak go toe-to-toe in UFC Fight Night 226 on Saturday September 2 in the main event of a nine-fight card.
Former interim UFC Heavyweight champion Gane will fight in front of his home crowd, going up against Moldovan MMA star Spivak.
It’s the first time these two fighters have met, with the 33-year-old Frenchman giving away five years to his younger opponent.
Gane goes into this clash having lost two of his last three bouts, while underdog Spivak goes in search of four UFC victories in a row.
Although there will be no official belts on the line, the interest in only the second UFC event in France will add to the excitement in the build up.
|What||UFC Fight Night 226|
|When||Saturday, 2nd September|
|How to watch||ESPN|
|Odds||Ciryl Gane 8/15, Sergey Spivak|
The card is scheduled for Saturday 2nd September, with the event taking place in the French capital Paris.
This will be the second time that Gane will fight in his homeland, after a knockout win over Tai Tuivasa in September 2022.
The UFC card is due to get underway at 17:00 UK time, with the main event of the night not expected to start until 20:00.
UFC Fight Night 226 will take place at the Accor Arena in Paris, a venue that has hosted the likes of tennis, basketball and music concerts since opening in 1984.
The 20,000 capacity arena was also the venue of the first ever UFC event in France back in September 2022.
Both the undercard and the main event is due to be shown live on TNT Sports in the UK.
13 fights, 11 wins (5KOs), 2 defeats
19 fights, 16 wins (7KOs), 3 defeats
Manon Fiorot v Rose Namajunas (Flyweight)
Benoit St. Denis v Thiago Moises (Lightweight)
Volkan Oezdemir v Azamat Murzakanov (Light Heavyweight)
William Gomis v Lucas Almeida (Featherweight)
Nora Cornolle v Joselyne Edwards (Bantamweight)
Zarah Fairn dos Santos v Hailey Cowan (Bantamweight)
Ange Loosa v Rhys McKee (Welterweight)
Yanis Ghemmouri v Caolan Loughran (Bantamweight)
Ciryl Gane, nicknamed ‘Good Kid’, will go into the fight as the favourite despite recent losses, especially as he will have the support of the majority of the Paris crowd.