France meets the Ivory Coast with heavyweight gold on the line as French promotion Hexagone MMA returns to action on Saturday night, June 17, in Reims, France.

Headlining the show is a battle for the promotion’s heavyweight title, with France’s Prince Aounallah taking on Ivory Coast’s Paul-Emmanuel Gnaze, while French lightweight star Anthony Dizy takes on Peru’s Roger Garcia in the co-main event.

Also on the card, undefeated French ace Mehdi Ben Lakhdar takes on Venezuela’s Kevin Pastran, while English MMA veteran Tim Barnett ends a near-four-year hiatus to face France’s Abou Tounkara.

The event airs live in the UK on BT Sport, in France on RMC, and streams to more than 150 countries globally (including the US and Canada) via DAZN.

Ahead of the event, Hexagone MMA co-president Jerome Pourrot said, “We’re excited to be back showing the MMA world once again what France has to offer.

“This compelling line-up of top-tier talent ready to put it all on the line cannot fail to deliver for the fans this Saturday. Make sure to tune in!”

Check out the full fight card below…

Hexagone MMA 9: Confirmed fight card

  • Prince Aounallah vs. Paul-Emmanuel Gnaze – for heavyweight title
  • Anthony Dizy vs. Roger Garcia
  • Mehdi Ben Lakhdar vs. Kevin Pastran
  • Abou Tounkara vs. Tim Barnett
  • Eva Dourthe vs. Andressa Romero
  • Matthieu Letho Duclos vs. Geoson Santana Moreno
  • Martin Horsky vs. Chresus Mokima
  • Boualem Sahraoui vs. Maximilien Vallot
  • Jason Polydor vs. Nicolae Bivol