Paris will play host to another electrifying mixed martial arts event: UFC Fight Night Gane vs Tuivasa offers an unmissable card on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
Indeed, the evening at the Accor Arena in Paris, France, will be full of emotions: in addition to the heavyweight bout Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa, there will also be other very interesting fights that will serve as a prelude to the clash between the Frenchman and the Australian. At JefeBet, we invite you to read our recommendations and betting previews so that you are perfectly prepared to watch the event.
Betting Preview for UFC Fight Night Featuring Cyril Gane vs Tai Tuivasa and Other Big Cards on September 3, 2022
Ciryl Gane (-560) vs Tai Tuivasa (+400)
Ciryl Gane is the top-ranked challenger in the world heavyweight rankings, but is coming off a failed bid to retain the ecumenical belt following a January loss to Cameroon’s Francis Ngannou at UFC 270. Gane not only lost his chance to become champion, but also received the first loss in his previously unblemished record.
Tai Tuivasa is going through the best moment of his career and comes to this challenge at the right point of preparation. He does so after stringing together a series of five consecutive victories, the last three of which were labeled “Performance of the Night”.
Our prediction is that Tuivasa will win, because of better current events and because the defeat in the world title fight may have taken a toll on Gane’s mental and emotional state.
Prediction: Tai Tuivasa wins.
Robert Whittaker (-235) vs Marvin Vettori (+185)
Robert Whittaker’s experience, with 30 UFC fights under his belt, could be key against a Marvin Vettori who claims to be in the best shape of his career. Both have something in common: they lost in their bid for the middleweight world title against the same opponent, Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya.
Whittaker was middleweight champion in 2018, when he defeated Yoel Romero and lost it the following year, in his second defense, to Adesanya. Vettori has yet to fight so far this year. His last fight dates back to October 2021, and it was in the light heavyweight category: he won by decision over Brazilian Paulo Costa.
We believe Whittaker’s greater craft will prevail in the fight and that is why we give him as the winner.
Prediction: Robert Whittaker wins.
Alessio Di Chirico (-124) vs Roman Kopylov (+100)
Another middleweight bout spices up the bill at the Accor Arena in Paris. In this case, the Italian Alessio Di Chirico, who has lost four of his last five fights. He is coming off a first round head kick loss to Abdul Razak Alhassan in August 2021. Opposing him will be the Russian Roman Kopylov, who is also coming from two consecutive defeats.
Kopylov has a record of 8 wins and two losses, while Di Chirico has a record of 13 wins and 6 losses.
Parity will dominate the action here, but we believe Kopylov can make his firepower prevail, as 7 of his 8 wins were by knockout.
Prediction: Roman Kopylov wins.
John Makdessi (+180) vs Nasrat Haqparast (-210)
John Makdessi was born in Montreal, Canada, is 37 years old and has 25 fights under his belt. It’s been over a year since he last fought, his last time was in April 2021, when he beat Ignacio Bahamondes by split decision.
Opposing him will be Nasrat Haqparast, ten years younger, of Afghan origin and born in Germany. He lost his last two fights, the last one in February 2022, in Houston, to Bobby Green.
Makdessi’s experience may weigh in a fight that both are not at their best. For this reason, we believe that the Canadian will win.
Prediction: John Makdessi wins.