A massive heavyweight main event between the #1 ranked, former interim division titleholder, Ciryl Gane, and surging knockout artist, the #3 rated challenger, Tai Tuivasa is currently in the works to serve as a headliner for the UFC’s first trip to France in their antiquity – with a UFC Fight Night Paris event currently targeted for September 3.
French kickboxing standout, Ciryl Gane, most recently featured in the main event of UFC 270 back in January, suffering the first defeat of his professional career in the form of a unanimous decision, title unification mishap against now-undisputed gold holder, Francis Ngannou.
Landing at the #3 rank in the official heavyweight pile in February, Sydney-born striker, Tuivasa stopped common foe, Derrick Lewis with a jaw-dropping, step-in elbow knockout in the second round of their UFC 271 main card showdown.
Boasting a 10-1 professional record, La Roche-sur-Yon native, Ciryl Gane had managed to land an undefeated UFC tenure prior to his January title unification loss against Ngannou earlier this year in the first pay-per-view showcase of 2022.
Ciryl Gane has yet to compete professionally on home soil since his MMA debut
Prior to his loss against Ngannou, Gane had defeated the above mentioned, Lewis with a one-sided August knockout to land the interim heavyweight title – adding the veteran contender to victories over the likes of Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and former titleholder, Junior dos Santos.
New South Wales fan-favorite, Tuivasa secured his fifth consecutive win with his February knockout success against Lewis – following prior stoppages triumphs opposite Augusto Sakai, Greg Hardy, Harry Hunsucker, and Stefan Struve.
At the time of publication, an official venue for the targeted UFC Fight Night Paris event has yet to be determined by the organization.