Following a rare week off, UFC action returns when heavyweight contenders Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa meet in the center of the Octagon in Paris on Saturday (3 p.m. ET on ESPN+). This will be the promotion's first-ever event in France.
Gane, a French Native, is ranked No. 2 in ESPN's divisional rankings and is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Francis Ngannou in his first title shot. Before that loss, Gane was on a seven-fight win streak.
Tuivasa enters the fight riding a five-fight win streak. He is ranked No. 5 in ESPN's divisional rankings.
Marc Raimondi spoke to Xtreme Couture MMA head coach Eric Nicksick to get his perspective on the main event while betting experts Ian Parker and Reed Kuhn added their insights and analysis for the main event and intriguing bets lower down the card.