UFC 270 goes down this weekend and the first PPV of the year couldn’t have been more exciting. In the main event of the evening, Francis Ngannou steps inside the Octagon in his first title defense. Ngannou is coming off a vicious KO win over Stipe Miocic that saw him become the heavyweight champion of the world. Ngannou will take on the interim champion Ciryl Gane in an attempt to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. On the other hand, Ciryl Gane is coming off an incredible stoppage win over knockout artist Derrick Lewis that saw him become the UFC’s interim heavyweight champion of the world.
In the co-main event of the evening, Brandon Moreno makes his return against arch-nemesis Deiveson Figueiredo in a trilogy fight for the UFC’s bantamweight championship. Both the fighters last shared the cage back at UFC 263, where Moreno picked up a submission win to become the new UFC bantamweight champion of the world. In the process, he became the first Mexican fighter to hold the UFC gold.
“The buzz and the energy at this place on Saturday night is going to be insane. We are sold out, we haven’t been back there for two and half years in Southern Cal. It’s gonna be incredible. We broke the record for that arena that was held by the Rolling Stone, 3 and a half million. The gate for this fight is $5 million.” White told in an interview with Yahoo Sports.
Needless to say, with such exciting fights on the card, the anticipation among fight fans around the world is high. The UFC 270 PPV goes down inside Honda Center in California. UFC President Dana White has revealed that the gate for the event is a staggering $5 million.
UFC 270 attendance: UFC’s first PPV of the year set to be a hit
Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane is quoted to be one of the most exciting heavyweight match-ups in recent times. Stylistically speaking, it’s power vs technique. Ngannou’s power is something to reckon with inside the UFC cage. The Cameroon-born fighter has time and again displayed his monstrous power.
Meanwhile, Ciryl Gane seems confident that he can take the shots from Ngannou. Gane is confident that after everything is said and done, he would come out victorious with his hands raised and the undisputed belt wrapped around his waist.
It won’t be wrong to say that there is a lot of bad blood between both the fighters, with Ngannou’s former coach Fernand Lopez becoming a central point of the entire beef. However, both the fighters have not shared sour words against each other. Be that as it may, the tension between both the camp is quite apparent.