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UFC 270 live results: Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane

The Octagon returns to Anaheim for UFC 270 with two title fights.
UFC 270

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC 270: Ngannou vs. Gane, emanating from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The UFC kicks off their 2022 pay-per-view schedule with this event as the Octagon returns to California for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic began, bringing two title fights, with one being a major unification bout and the other marking the end of a trilogy.

In the main event, UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou and Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Ciryl Gane square off in a unification bout to determine the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion. The story of the two has been well documented, as they're former training partners. There has also been a lot of talk surrounding Ngannou and his future, as this is the last fight on his current UFC contract.

In the co-main event, it is the trilogy bout for the UFC Flyweight Championship, as current champion Brandon Moreno makes his first title defense against the man he defeated for it, Deiveson Figueiredo. These two first met in December 2020 at UFC 256, a fight that went to a draw. They re-matched in June at UFC 263, where Moreno scored the upset in submitting Figueiredo in the third round.

Also on the main card is a welterweight bout between the always exciting Michel Pereira and newcomer Andre Fialho, a bantamweight bout as Cody Stamann takes on Said Nurmagomedov, and a welterweight bout between UFC newcomer Michael Morales and Trevin Giles.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Women's Flyweights- Kay Hansen (7-4, 1-1 UFC) vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius (6-1, 0-0 UFC)

Jasudavicius is making her UFC debut. They clinch right away and Hansen has the body lock. They switch positions and Jasudavicius lands a knee. They break and Jasudavicius lands a glancing elbow. Hansen with a left hand. Jasudavicius lands a jab. Hansen with a combo and Jasudavicius lands a knee. Hansen with a jab. Hansen with a combo. Hansen with a quick uppercut and she shoots for a takedown but Jasudavicius stuffs it. Jasudavicius gets the takedown. Jasudavicius is in the guard of Hansen and lands an elbow to the head and a couple to the body. Hansen pushes her off but Jasudavicius gets back into the guard and lands some nice elbows. 10-9 Jasudavicius.

They trade punches to start the second. Hansen gets Jasudavicius down to the ground. Hansen tries to get the mount but Jasudavicius sweeps to the top. Jasudavicius is working from the top as she's keeping Hansen on the mat and pressuring with short shots. They get stood up by Jason Herzog and trade leg kicks. Hansen lands a spinning elbow. Hansen shoots for a takedown against the fence but Jasudavicius is defending. Jasudavicius reverses position and is pressuring Hansen against the fence. Jasudavicius gets a takedown and ends the second in the guard and landed some late shots. 10-9 Jasudavicius, 20-18 Jasudavicius.

Hansen lands a body kick to start the third. Jasudavicius with a solid right hand. They trade punches. They trade short punches as Hansen was threatening with a takedown. Hansen with a left hand. Hansen with a combo. Hansen with an inside leg kick then lands a right hand. Hansen lands a big left hand. Hansen with the jab. Jasudavicius isn't landing or even doing much here. Hansen lands to the body. Jasudavicius lands a glancing knee. They trade punches. Jasudavicius lands some right hands and then Hansen lands an elbow followed by some punches. They trade in close range. They clinch late and Jasudavicius with some knees as the fight ends. 10-9 Hansen, 29-28 Jasudavicius.

Official Result- Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Kay Hansen by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

> Women's Strawweights- Silvana Gomez Juarez (10-3, 0-1 UFC) vs. Vanessa Demopoulos (6-4, 0-1 UFC)

Demopoulos with a leg kick. Juarez lands a leg kick but eats a counter right hand from Demopoulos. Juarez with a huge right hand. Juarez with a leg kick. She just misses another right hand. Demopoulos with a leg kick. Juarez drops Demopoulos with a right hand and is on top landing lots of punches and it could be stopped. Demopoulos gets Juarez in her guard. Demopoulos looking to set up an armbar. Juarez trying to defend but is in trouble. Demopoulos gets it locked in and Juarez taps! Nice comeback from Demopoulos after getting dropped to get the win.

Official Result- Vanessa Demopoulos def. Silvana Gomez Juarez by submission (armbar) at 2:25 of Round 1

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> Lightweights- Matt Frevola (8-3-1, 2-3-1 UFC) vs. Genaro Valdez (10-0, 0-0 UFC)

Valdez is making his UFC debut. Both throwing early but missing. Valdez with a right hand then a knee and then Frevola lands a right hand and a strong leg kick. Frevola with a combo and then a body kick. Frevola throws against the fence and Valdez goes down and Frevola lands. Valdez gets up and then Frevola drops him again with a left hand. Valdez goes for a takedown but Frevola defends and lands a lot of big punches. They are now trading big punches and both are hurting each other. Frevola lands a couple of big knees then drops Valdez again with a punch. Frevola has the back and lands but Valdez gets to his feet and lands then Frevola drops him again. Frevola landing punches but Valdez gets up. Valdez is stumbling and Frevola with a big knee. They're both landing big punches and Frevola drops Valdez again and is landing big punches. Valdez is doing enough to survive. Frevola goes for a choke and is landing big punches from the back. Frevola lands more and it is finally stopped. What a showing from Frevola in a wild fight.

Official Result- Matt Frevola def. Genaro Valdez by TKO (punches) at 3:15 of Round 1

> Bantamweights- Tony Gravely (21-7, 2-2 UFC) vs. Saimon Oliveira (18-3, 0-0 UFC)

Oliveira is making his UFC debut. Oliveira tried for a flying knee as Gravely was attempting a takedown. They scramble to the mat and Oliveira has a guillotine locked in tight. Gravely trying to defend. Gravely pops his head out and lands some right hands from the top. Gravely still landing from the top as they work their way to the feet. Oliveira grabs the neck and Gravely takes him down and gets his neck out and lands from the top. Gravely has the back. They stand. They break and both land. They tie up again and Gravely with pressure as he lands to the body. Oliveira drops down for a guillotine attempt. Oliveira trying for it but can't get it as the first ends. 10-9 Gravely.

They trade to start the second and Gravely gets a takedown. They get back to their feet and Gravely has pressure against the fence. They break and Oliveira with a right hand then a knee to the body. Gravely gets a takedown but Oliveira has the neck. They scramble to their feet and Gravely pushes it against the fence working for a takedown. Oliveira lands an elbow as they break. Gravely gets a takedown and Oliveira with an elbow from the bottom. Gravely has the body control and lands some left hands from the top. They stand and Oliveira with some knees as Gravely lands an elbow. They trade and Oliveira with an elbow and Gravely gets a takedown. Gravely lands some punches before they stand. Gravely lands a big combo late. 10-9 Gravely, 20-18 Gravely.

Oliveira with a combo trying for a flying knee and Gravely takes him down. Oliveira looks for a guillotine. Gravely in the half-guard and landing from the top. Oliveira throws some elbows from the bottom. Gravely takes the back as they stand at the fence and break. Gravely with a left hand. Oliveira with a body kick. Oliveira lands and then Gravely shoots for a takedown. Oliveira defends but Gravely has the back against the fence. Gravely gets it down and has the back but they work to the feet. Gravely with an uppercut as they break, and then they trade an exchange. Oliveira lands a good amount of punches but eats a right hand from Gravely. Oliveira with a spinning back fist then a knee and Gravely takes it down. Gravely with a knee then a left hook as they stand. They trade late. 10-9 Gravely, 30-27 Gravely.

Official Result- Tony Gravely def. Saimon Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

> Welterweights- Jack Della Maddalena (10-2, 0-0 UFC) vs. Pete Rodriguez (4-0, 0-0 UFC)

Both are making their UFC debuts and Rodriguez took the fight earlier in the week. Rodriguez with a leg kick. Rodriguez with another leg kick and a right hand. Maddalena landing the jab. Rodriguez with a combo to the body. Maddalena with a right hand. Rodriguez lands a right hand. Maddalena with a left hand. Rodriguez' face is starting to become a mess. Maddalena landing some solid shots. He lands a right hand. Rodriguez lands a right hand. They trade jabs. Maddalena with a left hand and Rodriguez goes down and some follow-up shots end it. Maddalena with the big finish!

Official Result- Jack Della Maddalena def. Pete Rodriguez by TKO (punches) at 2:59 of Round 1

> Bantamweights- Raoni Barcelos (16-2, 5-1 UFC) vs. Victor Henry (21-5, 0-0 UFC)

Henry is making his UFC debut. They trade right hands. Barcelos with a teet kick to the body. Barcelos lands an uppercut. Henry with a leg kick and Barcelos with a right hand. Barcelos with a combination. Barcelos with a right hand as Henry lands a body kick. Barcelos with a quick uppercut. Henry lands a left hand. They trade in close range. Henry with a couple of kicks. They trade hard punches. Barcelos with a right hand. Barcelos lands a left hand. Henry lands a right hand. Barcelos lands a couple of hard punches. Henry with a leg kick and Barcelos grabs the leg and sweeps Henry to the ground. Henry gets up and is landing some big shots on Barcelos. Henry with some uppercuts and he rocks Barcelos with a right hand late. Henry with a knee. Crazy and close round. 10-9 Henry.

Henry with some leg kicks to start the second. Barcelos with a leg kick. Henry lands a jab. Barcelos with a combo and lands an uppercut. Henry with some leg kicks. They trade in close range. Barcelos with the jab. Henry continuing to land with more volume. Barcelos lands a left hook. Barcelos with a combo and Henry is landing kicks. Both are landing in close range. Barcelos with a leg kick. Henry with some right hands. Barcelos with a combination. Henry with a right hand. Barcelos tries for a takedown but Henry defends. They trade in close range. Henry with a right hand and leg kick. 10-9 Henry, 20-18 Henry.

Henry firing with punches and lands a body kick to start the third. Barcelos with a right hand. They're trading in close range. Barcelos with a leg kick. Barcelos lands a nice right hand. Barcelos fakes low and lands an uppercut. Barcelos lands a right hand. Henry lands an uppercut. They're both landing inside the pocket. They clinch and Henry lands a body kick as they break. Henry with a series of punches. Barcelos lands a right hand. Henry grabs the back against the fence. Henry has the back and is landing knees to the thighs of Barcelos. They separate and Barcelos lands a combo and Henry is backing up. Fun fight. 10-9 Henry, 30-27 Henry.

Official Result- Victor Henry def. Raoni Barcelos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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> Welterweights- Michael Morales (12-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Trevin Giles (14-3, 5-3 UFC)

Morales is making his UFC debut. Giles with some quick calf kicks. Morales with a leg kick. Giles stuns Morales with a right hand and they clinch against the fence. Giles has the body lock. Giles got a takedown but they got up and Morales shrugged Giles off and has the back but they end up separating. Morales with a leg kick. Morales with another leg kick and Giles lands the jab. Giles lands a right hand then Morales hurts Giles with some punches and is teeing off. Morales with a knock down of Giles and is landing punches on the ground and it is stopped. What a finish by Morales!

Official Result- Michael Morales def. Trevin Giles by TKO (punches) at 4:06 of Round 1 

> Bantamweights- Cody Stamann (19-4-1, 5-3-1 UFC) vs. Said Nurmagomedov (14-2, 3-1 UFC)

Nurmagomedov lands some leg kicks early, then a spinning back fist and a spin kick to the body.  and they tie up. Nurmagomedov has the neck and locks in a guillotine choke and it's in deep and Stamann taps! What an impressive showing by Nurmagomedov.

Official Result- Said Nurmagomedov def. Cody Stamann by submission (guillotine choke) at :47 of Round 1

> Welterweights- Michel Pereira (26-11 2 NC, 4-2 UFC) vs. Andre Fialho (14-3 1 NC, 0-0 UFC)

Pereira with a body kick then a leg kick. Pereira with a punch as he jumps off the side of the cage. Fialho lands a nice jab that makes Pereira get off-balance. Pereira with a leg kick. Pereira lands a right hand. Fialho lands a combo against the fence. Pereira just misses a flying knee but lands a right hand. Pereira with a leg kick. Pereira lands a right hand. Fialho lands an uppercut and Pereira lands a knee but slips to the may. Fialho gets in the half-guard and lands from the top at the end. 10-9 Fialho.

Fialho lands a right hand. Pereira with a leg kick. Pereira with a right hand then follows with an inside leg kick. Pereira rocks Fialho with a right hand and is now landing lots of shots as he lands a jumping knee. They clinch but break. Pereira did a rolling thunder that landed. Pereira with a big combination but Fialho lands a counter left hand. Pereira with a right hand. Pereira with a body shot then a combo to the head and lands a flying knee. Pereira with some knees to the body in the clinch. They break. Pereira with a spin kick. Pereira with a right hand. Pereira with some body kicks then a right hand. Pereira with a combo and he's hurting Fialho a lot. Pereira gets a takedown and ends the round on top. 10-9 Pereira, 19-19.

Pereira with a right hand. Pereira with a leg kick. Fialho lands a right hand. Pereira with a body kick followed by a leg kick. Pereira with a left hand and then a body kick. Fialho with a right hand to the body and Pereira counters with an overhand right. Pereira with a right hand then a body kick then another right hand. They trade in close range. Pereira with some kicks and they trade right hands. Pereira with a right hand. Fialho with the jab and Pereira with a right hand. Pereira lands an inadvertent groin strike and we have a timeout. They get back to action. Pereira with a combo late and lands a big right hand. Fun fight. 10-9 Pereira, 29-28 Pereira.

Official Result- Michel Pereira def. Andre Fialho by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> UFC Flyweight Championship- Brandon Moreno (C, 19-5-2, 7-2-2 UFC) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo (#1, 20-2-1, 9-2-1 UFC)

Figueiredo trying to land leg kicks early. Moreno throws a flurry and they clinch against the fence. They remain clinched and Figueiredo lands a knee but not much is going on. They break. Figueiredo with the double jab and a low kick. Moreno with a jab. Figueiredo with a leg kick. Moreno lands a right hand. Figueiredo with a leg kick. Figueiredo ducks under a right hand from Moreno and grabs the back and they go to the mat. Moreno scrambles out to his feet and they trade punches. Figueiredo with a leg kick. Moreno with a spin kick to the leg of Figueiredo. Figueiredo with a right hand and a body kick late. Close round. 10-9 Figueiredo.

They both land to start the second as Figueiredo is looking for a takedown. Moreno landing inside the pocket. Figueiredo with a leg kick and they scramble on the mat for a moment but get up. Figueiredo with another calf kick. Moreno now landing leg kicks. Moreno with a quick combo. Moreno lands a jab and defends a takedown attempt from Figueiredo. Moreno with the jab. Figueiredo with a combo to the body. Moreno lands some punches. Figueiredo with a big right hand. Moreno lands a hard left hand. Moreno with a leg kick. Another close round. 10-9 Moreno, 19-19.

Figueiredo with a heavy leg kick. Moreno with a left hand. Moreno tried a running knee and Figueiredo grabbed him and took him down. Figueiredo gets the back and lands a knee as they break. Figueiredo with a leg kick. Moreno with a leg kick. Figueiredo lands a left hand that stuns Moreno then Moreno stuns Figueiredo as he was coming in. Moreno lands a left hand that hurts Figueiredo. Figueiredo with a leg kick and Moreno lands a jab. Figueiredo with a heavy leg kick. Moreno lands a big left hand and Figueiredo backs up. Moreno with a leg kick and then a combo. He backs Figueiredo up with a right hand. Moreno lands a flurry in close range after Figueiredo landed a left hand. Moreno with a calf kick. Moreno with a combo. Figueiredo with a right hand and Moreno went down at the end. 10-9 Figueiredo, 29-28 Figueiredo.

Figueiredo with an outside leg kick. Figueiredo with another leg kick. Moreno with a leg kick. Moreno lands a right hand. Moreno with a body kick. Moreno with a right hand as he lands a leg kick. They trade and then tie up. Figueiredo has the back against the fence as Moreno is defending the takedown. Figueiredo with some knees to the legs of Moreno. They break and Moreno with a flurry and they have a wild exchange before separating. Moreno with a body kick. They trade late. 10-9 Moreno, 38-38.

Both look for openings and Moreno gets a takedown. Figueiredo able to escape up. Both still being patient. Moreno looks for a takedown but Figueiredo defends. Moreno lands a left hand. Figueiredo lands a right hand and Moreno fell down but got up and Moreno tags Figueiredo with some shots. Moreno pressing forward. They trade punches. Moreno with a leg kick. Figueiredo with a body kick. Figueiredo with a leg kick. Figueiredo with a right hand. Moreno lands a right hand. They are slugging it out late. Moreno rocks Figueiredo late. What a wild exchange at the end. Fantastic fight. Close fight. 10-9 Figueiredo, 48-47 Figueiredo.

Official Result- Deiveson Figueiredo def. Brandon Moreno by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) to win the UFC Flyweight Championship

> UFC Heavyweight Championship- Francis Ngannou (C, 16-3, 11-2 UFC) vs. Ciryl Gane (IC, 10-0, 7-0 UFC)

Gane goes for a takedown but Ngannou defends. They're clinched and Ngannou with a knee. They break. Neither able to land before they clinch again. Ngannou with a knee as they break. Ngannou lands a body shot and Gane looked hurt but he recovered. Ngannou lands some short punches and Gane circles out. Gane with a spin kick to the body. Gane with the jab. They clinch against the fence. Ngannou with a knee to the body then Gane reverses position. They break. Gane with a body kick. Close round. 10-9 Gane.

Gane with some leg kicks. Ngannou lands a leg kick. Gane with a combo. He lands a leg kick. Gane lands some good kicks and punches in close range. Gane with some body kicks then a leg kick. Gane connects with a wheel kick. Gane with a leg kick. Gane just misses a spin kick to the body. Ngannou with a body kick. Ngannou lands a short left uppercut. 10-9 Gane, 20-18 Gane.

Gane lands a leg kick then Ngannou gets a big slam takedown. Ngannou is in side control. Ngannou is on top and then gets the back and lands some punches. They get to their feet and Gane has position against the fence. Ngannou gets another brief takedown and they get up and are clinched against the fence. Gane lands a spinning elbow. Gane with a side kick. Ngannou with a right hand. Ngannou with a leg kick. Gane with a high kick. Ngannou gets a takedown and Gane is looking for a kimura but Ngannou gets out of it. Ngannou ends the round on top. 10-9 Ngannou, 29-28 Gane.

Gane with a jab and a leg kick. Gane with some leg kicks. Ngannou with a hard leg kick. Gane with a side kick to the body. Gane with a high kick to the body. Ngannou with a body kick and then looks for a takedown as they clinch against the fence. Ngannou gets a takedown. They started to get up but Ngannou keeps Gane down. They get up. Ngannou gets another takedown and looks for the mount. Gane able to play solid defense. Ngannou with a knee to the chest of Gane. Ngannou with some punches from the top. 10-9 Ngannou, 38-38.

Gane with a leg kick. Gane with the jab to the body. Gane with a combination. Gane gets a takedown and is in the half-guard. Ngannou looking to sweep from the bottom. Ngannou sweeps to the top and is now in side control here. Gane looking for a kneebar. Gane still attacking it but Ngannou is fine here. Ngannou escapes and gets back on top and has the mount. Ngannou is looking for an arm-triangle. Gane defends and Ngannou has the neck. Not much being done by either man as Ngannou stays on top. Ngannou with some short left hands. Ngannou with some late punches. Close fight. 10-9 Ngannou, 48-47 Ngannou.

Official Result- Francis Ngannou def. Ciryl Gane by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46) to retain the UFC Heavyweight Championship