Former interim UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane showcased his remarkable rise with a brilliant third-round knockout of Tai Tuivasa on home soil at UFC Fight Night 209 in Paris, France.
The UFC's maiden event in France will go ahead with a full slate of matchups after Friday morning's official weigh-ins went off without a hitch.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou successfully retained his title at UFC 270, and hailed his team for adding to his skillset, and keeping his head calm, for his bout with Ciryl Gane.
Francis Ngannou showcased his evolution as a fighter as he turned back the challenge of former teammate Ciryl Gane to retain his UFC heavyweight title at UFC 270.
Check out Episode 6 of the UFC's "Embedded" fight week video blog as the fighters looked to gain a mental edge at the ceremonial weigh-ins ahead of UFC 270 in Anaheim, California.
Recap the best of the UFC 270 ceremonial weigh-ins below as the fighters faced off for the final time ahead of fight night in California.
Check out Episode 5 of the UFC's "Embedded" fight week video blog as the fighters sound off, then face off, at the UFC 270 pre-fight press conference.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou confirmed to the media that, yes, he really did KO interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane during a sparring session during their time together at the MMA Factory in Paris.
Check out Episode 4 of the UFC's "Embedded" fight week video blog as Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo arrive in Anaheim ahead of their co-main event title trilogy fight at UFC 270.