UFC To Land In Paris For First Time
For the first time, Paris will welcome the UFC on September 3.
Nothing is official yet, but most likely, fans will witness the former first-ever French interim champion, Ciryl Gane, against Tai Tuivasa. Other stars on the card include Marvin Vettori and Robert Whittaker, who will most likely be co-main event fighters.
Gane lost his title fight with Francis Ngannou after a five-round war in January. He was winning the first two rounds, but he could do nothing against Ngannou’s wrestling skills, suffering a unanimous decision loss.
Tuivasa just defeated Derrick Lewis, which bumped him up to the No. 3 spot in the rankings, and is likely to be one fight away from the title shot.
Other French fighters are reportedly willing to fight there.
Nassourdine Imavov earned three victories inside the cage and defeated rising star Edman Shahbazyan in the latest fight, and he is one of the prospects which we might witness inside the octagon. He is also a product of the MMA factory, just like Gane.
Manon Fiorot is another prospect with a record of 9-1-0. She is undefeated in the UFC, with four victories on her account.
She defeated former title challenger Jennifer Maia in her latest fight via unanimous decision.
Alan Baudot is another candidate, but he has scheduled a fight for June 25, and most likely, we will not see him inside the cage in Paris. Still, we might witness Zarah Fairn Dos Santos, who might earn the opportunity for redemption after suffering two defeats in a row.