Ciryl Gane (left) is favored in the Gane vs Tuivasa Odds

Gane vs Tuivasa Odds & Picks: Gane Heavily Favored In Paris Homecoming

A clash of heavyweights highlights the UFC’s first visit ever to Paris on Saturday, as top-ranked contender Cyril Gane takes on third-ranked Tai Tuivasa in the main event at UFC Paris.

Prelim action at UFC Paris is set to get underway at 12 noon ET on Saturday, September 3, at Accor Arena, with the main card scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. Fresh off the first defeat of his career, Gane returns home as a big favorite on the UFC Paris odds.

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Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa Notes

Gane looks to rebound from his failed bid to claim the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 270. “Bon Gamin” came out on the wrong end of a unanimous decision in his clash with champion Francis Ngannou, ending a run of 10 straight victories.

Tuivasa returns to the Octagon for the second time in 2022. “Bam Bam” has finished opponents in each of his past five contests, capped by an impressive second-round knockout win over Derrick Lewis in his last outing at UFC 271.

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Gane vs Tuivasa Odds

Online sportsbook Sportsbook has Gane perched as a massive -600 favorite on the UFC Paris odds, while Tuivasa lags as a +400 underdog.

Gane’s -588 odds translate to an implied win probability of 85.47 percent, while Tuivasa’s +400 odds translate to an implied win probability of 20.00 percent.

In addition to sporting the longest odds of his UFC career, Tuivasa is also pegged as the biggest underdog of the night on the UFC Fight Night odds. The fight featuring the tightest odds can be found earlier on the main card, when Alessio Di Chirico steps into the Octagon for a middleweight clash against Roman Kopylov, with the fight being a pick’em and both men holding -115 odds.

Gane vs Tuivasa Betting Odds & Fight Card

Gane vs Tuivasa Betting Lines And Fight Card
  • Main Card
  • Heavyweight – Ciryl Gane (-588) vs Tai Tuivasa (+400)
  • Middleweight – Robert Whittaker (-208) vs Marvin Vettori (+165)
  • Middleweight – Alessio Di Chirico (-115) vs Roman Kopylov (-115)
  • Lightweight – John Makdessi (+185) vs Nasrat Haqparast (-233)
  • Featherweight – William Gomis (-233) vs Jarno Errens (+180)
  • Featherweight – Charles Jourdain (-145) vs Nathaniel Wood (+115)
  • Prelims
  • Middleweight – Abus Magomedov (-278) vs Dustin Stoltzfus (+210)
  • Lightweight – Fares Ziam (+175) vs Michal Figlak (-222)
  • Middleweight – Nassourdine Imavov (-263) vs Joaquin Buckley (+200)
  • Lightweight – Benoit Saint-Denis (-278) vs Gabriel Miranda (+210)
  • Bantamweight – Khalid Taha (-120) vs Cristian Quinonez (-110) 
  • Women’s Featherweight – Stephanie Egger (-263) vs Ailin Perez (+200)

Odds as of September 3 via Sportsbook

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UFC Paris: Gane vs Tuivasa Broadcast Information
  • Date/Time: September 3, 12 p.m. ET (noon)
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Arena: Accor Arena
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+

UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Tuivasa Best Bets

After a week off, the spotlight shifts to Paris for the first UFC event in the “City of Light.” Here is a look at the best bets to be found on Saturday’s main card.

Main Event Odds & Pick

Ciryl Gane-588
Tai Tuivasa+400

French fight fans are in for a treat on Saturday, as two of the world’s top heavyweights make their case for a shot at the UFC heavyweight crown. Despite his recent loss to Ngannou, Cyril Gane remains one of the most fearsome fighters in all of MMA, with four of his 10 career wins coming by KO or TKO.

Since overcoming a three-fight losing streak, Tai Tuivasa has rebounded with five straight knockout wins, and earned Performance of the Night bonuses in each of his past three outings. 

Gane: Need to Knows
  • Cyril Gane’s 10-fight win streak to start his career vaulted him to the interim UFC heavyweight championship, which he claimed with a third-round TKO victory over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265.
  • Gane was also widely viewed as having the edge over Ngannou early on in their recent championship tilt but was unable to counter the champion’s efforts to bring the action to the mat as that fight progressed.
  • While his loss to Ngannou spoiled his perfect record, Gane has picked up valuable experience fighting in championship rounds over the past 18 months, with three of his past four contests going a full five rounds.
  • An impressive striker, Gane is equally adept at defense, with his 62.3 percent significant strike defense ranking him fourth all-time among UFC heavyweights.
  • Standing a towering six-foot-four, Gane enjoys a massive six-inch reach advantage over Tai Tuivasa. He is also surprisingly light on his feet for a big man, and can seamlessly shift from orthodox to southpaw stance while setting up attacks.
  • Gane’s last three fights were Francis Ngannou (loss – unanimous decision), Derrick Lewis (win – TKO) and Alexander Volkov (win – unanimous decision).
Tuivasa: Need to Knows
  • Tai Tuivasa established himself as a power puncher to be feared early in his career, finishing each of his first eight opponents inside five minutes.
  • The former AFC heavyweight champion ranks eighth all-time among UFC heavyweights with an average of 1.47 knockdowns per 15 minutes, and has sent his opponent to the mat in eight of his 10 UFC clashes to date.
  • Tuivasa’s success at finishing opponents means he lacks experience in championship rounds. Of his 17 career fights, just two have lasted a full three rounds.
  • While not a takedown threat, Tuivasa managed to effectively establish impressive mat control in two of the three fights in which he has been taken down.
  • Tuivasa’s last three fights were Derrick Lewis (win – KO), Augusto Sakai (win – KO) and Greg Hardy (win – KO).

Prediction: Cyril Gane (-588); OVER 2.5 Rounds (-130)

Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori Odds & Pick

Robert Whittaker-208
Marvin Vettori+165

Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (-210) aims to cement his position as the top contender in the 185-pound division as he takes on Marvin Vettori (+165) in the co-main event of the evening.

Whittaker came up short in his bid to reclaim the UFC middleweight strap in his long-awaited rematch with current champion Israel Adesanya in his last outing at UFC 271, falling to defeat by unanimous decision. Vettori returns to middleweight after eking out a five-round unanimous-decision win over Paul Costa in his light heavyweight debut last fall at UFC Vegas 41.

whittaker: Need to Knows
  • Whittaker’s only two losses over his past 14 fights have come against Adesanya. Overall, he sports an impressive 13-2-0 record when fighting as a middleweight.
  • “The Reaper” established himself as a submission specialist early in his career, with five of his first seven pro victories coming by tap-out, but he has failed to tally a submission win in 18 UFC contests.
  • Whittaker has demonstrated his ability to go the distance, with seven of his past 11 contests getting decided by the judges.
  • Whittaker’s last three fights were Israel Adesanya (loss – unanimous decision), Kelvin Gastelum (win – unanimous decision) and Jared Cannonier (win – unanimous decision).
Vettori: Need to Knows
  • Like Whittaker, Marvin Vettori is also an accomplished submission specialist who has evolved his game since joining the UFC. “The Italian Dream” has seen each of his past four fights go a full 25 minutes.
  • Despite not being known as a power puncher, Vettori ranks seventh all-time among UFC middleweights in significant strikes landed, and sports an impressive 63.9 percent strike defense.
  • Vettori has recorded takedowns in four of his past five fights, including four takedowns in his disappointing unanimous-decision loss to Adesanya in his bid for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 263.
  • Vettori’s last three fights were Paulo Costa (win – unanimous decision), Israel Adesanya (loss – unanimous decision) and Kevin Holland (win – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Whittaker (-208); OVER 2.5 Rounds (-278)

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Alessio Di Chirico vs Roman Kopylov Odds & Pick

Alessio Di Chirico-115
Roman Kopylov-115

Two middleweights looking to snap out of recent losing slides clash in what is expected to be a hard-fought matchup as Alessio Di Chirico (-115) takes on Roman Kopylov (-115). Di Chirico has been idle since suffering a stunning first-round KO loss to Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Vegas 35 a year ago.

Kopylov is winless in two previous Octagon appearances, capped by a unanimous-decision loss to Albert Duraev at UFC 267.

Di Chirico: Need to Knows
  • Di Chirico could be fighting for his UFC future on Saturday evening. He has fallen to defeat in four of his past five outings, and has earned the win in just four of 10 contests since joining the UFC in 2016.
  • The 32-year-old Italian came out on the wrong end of one of the quickest KOs in UFC history, lasting just 17 seconds before being knocked out by a kick in his recent date with Abdul Razak Alhassan.
  • Despite consistently coming up short, Di Chirico has consistently gone the distance, with six of his 10 Octagon appearances ultimately getting decided by the judges.
  • Di Chirico’s last three fights were Abdul Razak Alhassan (loss – KO), Joaquin Buckley (win – KO) and Zak Cummings (loss – unanimous decision).
Kopylov: Need to Knows
  • Roman Kopylov looks to rebound from what has been a disappointing start to his UFC career. The 31-year-old Russian has fought just once since suffering a third-round submission loss to Karl Roberson in his promotional debut almost three years ago at UFC Fight Night 163.
  • Kopylov was outclassed in his last outing vs Albert Duraev last fall. In addition to being outstruck by a wide 152-54 margin, Kopylov also spent 5:33 of that three-round clash controlled by Duraev.
  • Kopylov’s punching power should not be discounted. Prior to joining the UFC, he finished opponents in seven of his first eight pro fights. That run featured four KO victories on punches, and three finishes inside 10 minutes.
  • Kopylov’s last three fights were Sergey Morozov (win – submission), Gaetano Pirrello (win – KO) and Lerone Murphy (loss – unanimous decision).

Prediction: Kopylov (-115); OVER 2.5 Rounds (-175)

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