UFC Paris Fight Card: Whittaker, Vettori, Gane, Tuivasa and more

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UFC Paris is set to be the next event on the company’s calendar, but who will be competing on the big UFC Fight Night card from the French capital?

The main event of the evening will see French fighter Ciryl Gane taking on rising star Tai Tuivasa, which is sure to be a Heavyweight division firefight on the night.

UFC Middleweight contender Robert Whittaker will also be facing Marvin Vettori in the co-main event of the evening, but overall the card is looking pretty strong for the MMA company’s first venture into Paris!

Here is everything you need to know about the UFC Paris fight card, including the main event between Tai Tuivasa and French native Ciryl Gane.

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UFC Paris Fights

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Here is the full fight card for UFC Paris as confirmed by the official UFC website on Tuesday, August 23rd 2022:

Prelims

  • Ricardo Ramos vs Danny Henry – Featherweight Bout
  • Nassourdine Imanov vs Joaquin Buckley – Middleweight Bout
  • Benoit Saint Denis vs Christos Giagos – Lightweight Bout
  • Zarah Fairn vs Ailin Perez – Women’s Featherweight Bout

Main Card

  • Charles Jourdain vs Nathaniel Wood – Featherweight Bout
  • Taylor Lapilus vs Khalid Taha – Bantamweight Bout
  • John Makdessi vs Nasrat Haqparast – Lightweight Bout 
  • Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov – Middleweight Bout
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori – Middleweight Bout
  • Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa – Main Event Heavyweight Bout

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What the fighters are saying

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 22: Ciryl Gane of France looks on against Francis Ngannou of Cameroon prior to their heavyweight title fight during the UFC 270 event at Honda Center on January 22, 2022 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Tuivasa revealed to ABC in Australia that he was inspired to go on a run for the UFC Heavyweight title by his son, who is a huge WWE fan.

He said: “My son’s a big WWE fan and he was telling me John Cena and Brock Lesnar would bash me. I said ‘you know Daddy could bash them’ and he said ‘Dad, you don’t even have a belt.

“I thought ‘you little sh*t, I’m gonna go get a belt now’ and now I’m pretty close. I never really sat down and thought about it but f**k, I’m close. Now I want to get that belt and give it to my son.

“I never, ever really thought about it, I never had it in mind. But I’m f***ing close. That’s pretty cool.”

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