UFC 270 Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane: Start time, how to watch or stream online

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Ngannou defends his UFC heavyweight title at UFC 270.

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The UFC has good news and bad news for 2022.

The good news: its first PPV card of the year features Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title. An amazing fight that is a real and proper 50/50 pick. It also features a co-main flyweight title fight between Brandon Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo. This will be her third contest and the previous two were both barn burners.

The bad news: PPVs now cost more. The UFC decided that another price increase was a good idea, raising the price another $5. Not good.

But regardless, it’s a fantastic card with a fascinating main event. Can Ciryl Gane diffuse Francis Ngannou’s giant power with his slick footwork and technical punch, or will Ngannou simply roll another heavyweight in minutes? It really could go either way.

My personal prediction: I see Gane getting knocked out. In their first fight, Stipe Miocic was able to control and tire Ngannou fighting him. This is not part of Gane’s skill set. He essentially has to run the gauntlet and not get hit for two rounds against the most dangerous puncher in UFC history. Considering how great Ngannou’s timing has been against technically superior attackers in the past, I expect Gane to be hit hard early on. That said, Gane has probably surpassed the division’s second-biggest puncher in derrick lewis.

Either way, it’s going to be exciting as hell. Here’s everything you need to know.

UFC 270 start time

The main card of UFC 270 begins at 10 pm EDT (7 pm PDT) on November 6. Here are all the details for various time zones.

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  • The main card begins January 22 at 10 pm EDT (7 pm PDT).
  • Preliminaries begin January 22 at 8pm EDT (5pm PDT).
  • Preliminaries begin January 22 at 6pm EDT (3pm PDT).

United Kingdom

  • The main card starts on January 23 at 3:00 GMT.
  • The preliminaries start on January 23, 1:00 GMT.
  • Preliminaries start January 22, 23:00 GMT

Australia

  • The main card starts January 23 at 2pm AEDT.
  • The preliminaries start on January 23 at 12:00 AEDT.
  • Preliminaries start January 23, 10am AEDT

How to watch UFC 270

The UFC now has a partnership with ESPN. This is great news for the UFC and the expansion of the MMA sport, but bad news for consumer choice. Especially if you are one of the UFC fans who wants to watch the UFC in the USA.

In the US, if you want to know how to watch UFC 270, you can only find fight night on PPV on ESPN Plus. The cost structure is a little confusing, but here are the options for watching UFC on ESPN, according to the ESPN website:

  • Annual ESPN Plus subscribers can pre-order the next UFC card for $75
  • New ESPN Plus subscribers can purchase a UFC PPV event package (streaming in HD) and an annual recurring ESPN Plus subscription for $100. This is a decent deal. The annual ESPN Plus subscription will automatically renew after one year at the price of an annual ESPN Plus subscription at the time of auto-renewal.

You can do all this in the link below.

UK MMA fans can watch UFC 270 exclusively through BT Sport. There are more options if you live in Australia. You can watch UFC 270 through the Main Event on Foxtel. You can also watch it on the UFC website or using its app. You can even place orders using your PlayStation or using the UFC app on your Xbox.

Need more international viewing options? Try a VPN to change your IP address to access the US, UK or Australian options listed above. See the best VPNs currently recommended by CNET editors.

full fight card

As always, this card is subject to change. We will strive to keep this as up to date as possible.

main card

  • Ciryl Gane x Francis Ngannou x Ciryl Gane
  • Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Michel Pereira Lima vs AndrĂ© Fialho
  • Sergey Spivak vs Greg Hardy
  • Cody Stamann vs Said Nurmagomedov

Preliminary

  • Rodolfo Viera vs Wellington Turman
  • Raoni Barcelos vs Vitoria Henrique
  • Movsar Evloev vs Ilia Topuria
  • Warley Alves vs Jack Della

Early Preliminaries

  • Tony Gravely vs Saimon Oliveira
  • Michael Morales vs Trevin Giles
  • Silvana Juarez vs Vanessa Demopoulos
  • Matt Frevola vs Genaro Valdez
  • Kay Hansen x Jasmine Jasudavicius

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