The long-awaited debut of the UFC in France has been confirmed, with the promotion set to test the streets of Paris on September 3. Having taken
The long-awaited debut of the UFC in France has been confirmed, with the promotion set to test the streets of Paris on September 3.
Having taken the octagon across Europe, where events have been held in England, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic, among others, the MMA leader is set to stage a cartel on French soil for the first time later this yearwith the Accor Arena in Paris as the intended stage.
The event was officially announced by Bruce Buffer in a video uploaded to the UFC France Twitter account. Although we don’t speak French, we can imagine what the renowned advertiser had to say…
Although still The names that will appear on the poster have not been confirmedexpect some notable matches to take place, one of which is likely to be a hometown hero trying to get emotional in front of his fellow Parisians.
Ciryl Gane, who narrowly missed out on the title of undisputed champion at UFC 270 earlier this year, will try to bounce back in a big way when he returns to action. “Bon Gamin” is reportedly expected to headline UFC Paris alongside Tai Tuivasa, a rising heavyweight contender, who is no doubt relishing the opportunity to bring his famous shoeyvasas to France.
After the Bellator heavyweights, Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo will headline the Paris bill earlier this month in rather lackluster fashion.the UFC hopes to top him with its own big men later this year.
While the heavyweights appear poised to take center stage, the appetizer won’t be far off in terms of intrigue and betting in the event that the previously scheduled clash between the middleweight elite Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori to be rearranged for the event, as expected.
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Aside from the two bouts scheduled for the top of the card, There is only one other fight that is about to be confirmed, and it is that of the female flyweight Manon Fiorot, originally from Nice (France)who will try to enter the fight for the title against the number one ranking, Katlyn Chookagian.
According to BoxeMag.combout deals shipped quickly following the former title contender’s recent win over Amanda Ribas at UFC Vegas 54.
With the French presence in the UFC, which also includes Nassourdine Imavov and Alan Baudotas well as French-Canadians such as Charles Jourdain and Marc-Andre Barriaultit is likely that the Parisian public will not be short of compatriots to cheer on from the stands of the Accor Arena on September 3.