UFC Paris ‘Gane vs. Spivak’ + Weekly MMA Report

UFC Singapore’s preliminary card was very entertaining, but we haven’t seen many finishes in the last six bouts. Yet, Dana White thought differently.

UFC Singapore Awards

Max Holloway destroyed The Korean Zombie with a weaving overhand right KO in the third round for an extra 50k. Yet, the UFC head honcho enjoyed the fight, so both fighters earned The Fight of the Night honors.

The UFC rewarded two more fighters with the Fight of the Night award – Michal Oleksiejczuk, who turned the lights out on Chidi Njokuani, and Junior Tafa, who scored a face-plant KO win over Parker Porter.

UFC Paris Is Heading Our Way

Finally, UFC is traveling between the continents. After a fair event in Singapore, the greatest mixed martial arts promotion moves to Paris, France, for another fight night in Accor Arena. This time, French fighters will compete in many combats. The popularity of this sport has grown significantly in this state thanks to Fernand Lopez, the former coach of the ex-UFC heavyweight king Francis Ngannou.

UFC Paris Gane vs Spivak news report

Image source: UFCEurope Twitter

The main event of the evening brings the combat between Muay Thai fighter Ciryl Gane and amazing wrestler and top control expert Sergei Spivak. Gane is known for an excellent stand-up game, but Jon Jones finished him pretty easily with a guillotine choke, he is a very tactical Octagon warrior, but he’s never had a good time against excellent grapplers or wrestlers.

On the other hand, Sergei is known for excellent chain wrestling and a powerful right hand. His only chance to win is dragging the battle to the ground.

Prediction: The fight will not go the distance

The co-main event of the evening might turn technical, as Manon Fiorot squares off against the legendary ex-UFC strawweight queen Rose Namajunas. Rose was having ups and downs in her last few fights, and Manon was always ready to take part in a toe-to-toe battle. Yet, Namajunas will try to counter Fiorot’s strikes, so this might go all the way. This might not be the most entertaining combat to watch.

Prediction: Over 2.5 rounds

UFC Paris Full Fight Card

Please take a look at the UFC Paris full fight card below. Eleven combats will happen on Saturday.

Main Card (ESPN+, UFC On Fight Pass, 3 PM ET, 8 PM UK time)

Heavyweight Main Event: Ciryl Gane (11-2-0) vs. Serghei Spivac (16-3-0)

Flyweight: Manon Fiorot (10-1-0) vs. Rose Namajunas (11-5-0)

Lightweight: Benoit Saint-Denis (11-1-0) vs. Thiago Moisés (17-6-0)

Light Heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir (18-7-0) vs. Bogdan Guskov (14-2-0)

Featherweight: William Gomis (12-2-0) vs. Lucas Almeida (14-2-0)

Bantamweight: Yanis Ghemmouri (12-1-0) vs. Caolan Loughran (8-0-0)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+, UFC On Fight Pass, noon ET, 5 PM UK time)

Featherweight: Morgan Charriere (18-9-1) vs. Manolo Zecchini (11-3-0)

Bantamweight: Zarah Fairn (6-5-0) vs. Jacqueline Cavalcanti (5-1-0)

Bantamweight: Nora Cornolle (6-1-0) vs. Joselyne Edwards (13-4-0)

Welterweight: Ange Loosa (9-3-0) vs. Rhys McKee (13-4-1)

Bantamweight: Farid Basharat (10-0-0) vs. Kleydson Rodrigues (8-2-0)

UFC Paris Predictions

Look at my predictions in the playlist below.

Finally, two back-to-back events at normal times for European fans. If you live in Europe and plan to go out on Saturday, you can do it after Gane vs. Spivak. This fight night is stacked with excellent names. Give it a shot and enjoy, it kicks off at noon ET!

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