The UFC moves to France, where the Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa fight will be the main event of an evening full of emotions in the world of mixed martial arts. It will be a Fight Night with all the trimmings, a meeting that will take place on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the Accor Arena in Paris, France.
The heavyweight clash between Gane and Tuivasa will be the highlight of a card that will feature three other preliminary bouts and five more that will precede the main event. Gane comes in as a homegrown credit, although he will have to rebuild his career after a failed world heavyweight title shot. Tuivasa, on the other hand, seems to have put his record back on track and is waiting for a chance worldwide.
Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night Featuring Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa UFC Fight Night on September 3, 2022
- Where: Accor Arena, Paris, France
- When: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 3:00 PM ET (Main Billboard Kickoff)
- Odds: Ciryl Gane (-575) vs Tai Tuivasa (+400)
- Odds: -575
- Record: 10-1-0
- Age: 32
- Height: 1.95 m
- Weight: 112 kg
- Range: 2.06 m
Ciryl Gane is the top challenger in the world heavyweight rankings, but he is coming off a failed bid for the ecumenical belt. Last January, he was defeated by unanimous decision by Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou at UFC 270. Gane not only lost his chance to become champion, but also lost for the very first time in his previously unblemished record.
Born in La-Roche-Sur-Yon, France, Gane began his career as a professional in Muay Thai, in 2016, a discipline in which he made seven fights, all won. In 2018, he turned to mixed martial arts, signing with the Canadian MMA promotion, while the following year he began his tie-up with UFC. Of his 10 wins, four have been by knockout and three by submission.
“The loss against Ngannou made me lose a little bit of ground, but it gave me more strength to face the next challenges. I’m doing well. What’s more, I think if I beat Tuivasa I deserve another title shot,” Gane said.
- Odds: +400
- Record: 15-3-0
- Age: 29 years old
- Height: 1.88 m
- Weight: 120 kg
- Reach: 1.91 m
Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1993, Tai Tuivasa is in the best moment of his career and comes to this challenge at the right point of preparation. It does so after stringing together a series of five consecutive victories, the last three of which were labeled “Performance of the Night”.
In his most recent performance, at UFC 271, which took place on February 12, he pummeled Derrick Lewis with a pre-fight elbow strike in the second round.
He made his UFC debut in 2017 and had a period of poor performances between late 2018 and 2019, where he racked up three straight losses. Now, it seems that the world’s No. 3 ranked heavyweight has everything to gain.
As we have been saying, Tai Tuivasa has been on an upward trend in his career, and recent performances confirm that he has left behind the era of doubts that ended in defeat.
The Australian believes a win in France will give him a shot at the interim title and a shot at Cameroon’s Ngannou. Currently, the heavyweight in UFC has great fighters, so the fight is evenly matched.
In the case of Ciryl Gane, we will have to see if he has been able to absorb the frustration of losing the undefeated and also the possibility of winning the world belt. It would not be the first time that such a blow has plunged the fighter into a sea of doubt in his career, something that takes time to overcome.
For this reason, at JefeBet we believe that the victory will correspond to the Australian, because he has a better present and because in the octagon mental power plays a big role. Tuivasa has everything to win, but in a fight that will be even and will be defined on the cards.
Prediction: Tai Tuivasa wins.