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UFC 270: N'Gannou vs. Gane

UFC 270
  • Saturday 01.22.2022 at 07:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Pay Per View | Prelims: ESPN
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: Honda Center
  • Location: Anaheim, California, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, Daniel Cormier
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Joe Rogan
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $5,290,213
  • Attendance: 17,387
  • PPV Buys / Buyrate: N/A | TV Ratings: 421,000 avg. viewers (ESPN prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 11
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Fight Card

Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts

Honors & Awards

  • Fight of the Night
    Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo III   |   $50,000 bonus to each fighter
  • Performance of the Night
    Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov   |   $50,000 bonus to Nurmagomedov
  • Performance of the Night
    Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Silvana Gómez Juárez   |   $50,000 bonus to Demopoulos


  • Herb Dean
    N'Gannou vs. Gane (11)Gravely vs. Oliveira (4)
  • Jason Herzog
    Moreno vs. Figueiredo III (10)Barcelos vs. Henry (6)Jasudavicius vs. Hansen (1)
  • Mike Beltran
    Pereira vs. Fialho (9)Morales vs. Giles (7)Frevola vs. Valdéz (3)
  • Frank Trigg
    Stamann vs. Nurmagomedov (8)Maddalena vs. Rodriguez (5)Demopoulos vs. Juárez (2)

Event Discussion

Baldric Eggling
Baldric Eggling

01.27.2022 | 10:30 PM ET

@Bongamin it's a fair point. But cumulative striking needs to have a visible interpretable role in showing dominance to the judges in such a way as to indicate it played a role, or would theoretically play a role in the fight drawing to close. The strikes Gane landed didn't really do anything. They had no immediate visible impact. If they had, they would have won him the rounds. It's also hard to ascribe them much value because if they had done something, Francis wouldn't have been able to pressure, and win the grappling exchanges. Simply put they didn't have any meaning in the sense they did not significantly contribute to Gane showing dominance. It's not so much that strikes count more than grappling; either of them can be interpreted to establishing dominance. It's just generally the case that striking tends to be the dominant factor in the scoring of the judges, probably because it's easier to see who did more in the capacity.

Even though Francis didn't do a lot on top, he displayed effective dominance through grappling. It was obviously the case that Gane was becoming exhausted due to top pressure, and was losing the grappling exchanges. He got reversed and controlled--although is he hadn't gone for that leglock it very well have could have been a different score on the cards.

04.04.2022 | 4:07 PM ET

No. I won. I predicted Francis Ngannou was gonna win and he won. :)

* Edited at 04.04.2022, 4:07 PM ET *


04.04.2022 | 8:15 PM ET

this was a late response lol

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