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.
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.
Gane vs Tuivasa Odds
Online sportsbook BetUS 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
Odds as of September 3 via BetUS
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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
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.
Prediction: Cyril Gane (-588); OVER 2.5 Rounds (-130)
Robert Whittaker vs Marvin Vettori Odds & Pick
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.
Prediction: Whittaker (-208); OVER 2.5 Rounds (-278)
Alessio Di Chirico vs Roman Kopylov Odds & Pick
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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.
Prediction: Kopylov (-115); OVER 2.5 Rounds (-175)
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