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UFC 270 Ngannou vs Gane: start time, how to watch or stream online, full fight card

Ngannou defends his UFC heavyweight title at UFC 270.

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It’s 2022 and the UFC’s first PPV card of the year is almost here! UFC 270 is a big one, with Francois Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title, an incredible fight that is a true 50/50 choice. It also hosts a flyweight title fight in the co-main between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo. This will be the third contest between the two. The previous two were both barn burners, so expect greatness.

Can Ciryl Gane diffuse the juggernaut power of Francis Ngannou with her slick footwork and technical striking, or will Ngannou just steamroll another heavyweight in minutes? It could really go either way.

My personal prediction: I see Gane getting knocked out. In their first fight, Stipe Miocic was able to control and tire Ngannou by wrestling him. This is not part of Gane’s skills. He basically has to run the gauntlet and go untouched for two rounds against the most dangerous puncher in UFC history. Considering the quality of Ngannou’s timing against technically superior forwards in the past, I expect Gane to be hit hard early on. That said, Gane likely outclassed the division’s second-biggest puncher in Derrick Lewis.

Either way, it’s going to be exciting as hell. Here’s everything you need to know.

UFC 270 start time

The UFC 270 main card begins at 10 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. PDT) on November 6. Here are all the details of several time zones.

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  • The main card begins January 22 at 10 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. PDT).
  • The prelims begin January 22 at 8 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. PDT).
  • The first preliminaries begin on January 22 at 6 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. PDT).

UK

  • The main card starts on January 23 at 3 a.m. GMT.
  • The preliminaries begin on January 23 at 1 a.m. GMT.
  • The first preliminaries start on January 22 at 23:00 GMT

Australia

  • The main card starts on January 23 at 2 p.m. AEDT.
  • The prelims start on January 23 at 12 p.m. AEDT.
  • The first preliminaries begin on January 23 at 10 a.m. AEDT

How to watch UFC 270

The UFC now has a partnership with ESPN. This is great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, but bad news for consumer choice. Especially if you are one of the UFC fans who want to watch UFC in the USA.

In the United States, if you want to know how to watch UFC 270, you’ll only find fight night on PPV via ESPN Plus. The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options for watching UFC on ESPN, according to ESPN’s site:

  • Existing ESPN Plus annual subscribers can order the next UFC card for $75
  • New ESPN Plus subscribers can purchase a bundle of a UFC PPV event (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $100. It’s a good thing. The ESPN Plus Annual ESPN Subscription will automatically renew after one year, at the price of an ESPN Plus Annual Subscription at the time of auto-renewal.

You can do all of the above at the link below.

MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 270 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 270 via Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch on the UFC website or using its app. You can even order using your PlayStation or using the UFC app on your Xbox.

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Full fight card

As always, this map is subject to change. We will endeavor to keep this as up to date as possible.

Main board

  • Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane
  • Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Michel Pereira Lima against André Fialho
  • Sergey Spivak vs. Greg Hardy
  • Cody Stamann vs Said Nurmagomedov

Preliminaries

  • Rodolfo Viera vs. Wellington Turman
  • Raoni Barcelos vs. Victory Henry
  • Movsar Evloev vs Ilia Topuria
  • Warley Alves vs. Jack Della

First preliminaries

  • Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
  • Michael Morales vs. Trevin Giles
  • Silvana Juarez vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
  • Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius