Main Card at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV also includes Flyweight Championship
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The first numbered UFC event of 2022 – UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane live from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., this Saturday, Jan. 22, at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT – will be exclusive to ESPN+ PPV and will feature two championship bouts, Heavyweight and Flyweight. ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) will carry the prelims at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with early prelims on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Live coverage includes UFC Live presented by DraftKings: Ngannou vs. Gane airs Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and will provide fans with exclusive insights and views on the biggest stories heading into UFC 270. There will also be a live edition of the show on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.
The main event is a heavyweight title unification bout as UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou (16-3) battles undefeated interim champion Ciryl Gane (10-0). This will be Ngannou’s first title defense following a KO win over Stipe Miocic in March. Ngannou has won 15 of his last 17 fights and overall has 11 first-round finishes. Gane has wasted no time rising through the heavyweight ranks, capturing the interim title with a spectacular TKO win over Derrick Lewis in August. A former professional kickboxer, he has also delivered notable victories against Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Junior Dos Santos.
In the co-main– a highly anticipated rematch and trilogy fight– UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno (19-5) defends his title against the man he defeated to win the crown, Deiveson Figueiredo (20-2). Initially featured on The Ultimate Fighter season 24, Moreno is the first native of Mexico to hold a UFC title. A powerful striker and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Figueiredo has scored with memorable wins over Joseph Benavidez (twice), Tim Elliott and Alexandre Pantoja.
Jon Anik will call the action, alongside former two-division UFC champ Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan. Megan Olivi will serve as reporter.
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