Official: UFC Returns to Paris This Summer for a Spectacular Showdown

"UFC lights up Paris again this September!"

UFC’s Third Consecutive Year in the French Capital

The excitement is palpable as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announces its return to Paris on September 28, continuing a tradition that has brought thrilling martial arts showcases to the French capital for the third consecutive year. The event will be held at the Accor Arena, a venue that has witnessed the rise of local and international MMA talents.

Anticipation for Ciryl Gane’s Comeback

While the fight card remains under wraps, persistent rumors suggest that French superstar Ciryl Gane will headline the event. Gane, a former interim heavyweight champion, has consistently delighted home crowds with his performances in Paris. He secured a knockout victory against Tai Tuivasa at the inaugural Paris event in September 2022 and continued his dominance with a TKO win over Serghei Spivac in September 2023, earning a Performance of the Night award.


Potential Appearances by Local Favorites

The event might also feature other top French fighters, such as Manon Fiorot and Benoit Saint Denis. Saint Denis, nicknamed “God of War,” is looking to rebound from a recent knockout loss to Dustin Poirier in March 2024. Prior to that, he had amassed five consecutive victories by TKO/KO, building a formidable reputation in the process.

The participation of Manon Fiorot, currently ranked second in the women’s flyweight division, remains uncertain. As she is next in line for a title shot, competing in Paris could jeopardize her chance, especially with current champion Alexa Grasso set to defend her title against Valentina Shevchenko. Adding further complexity, the filming schedule of The Ultimate Fighter could delay Fiorot’s title opportunity if she decides not to fight in Paris.

Who Do You Want to See Fight in Paris?

As the UFC finalizes its preparations for another memorable night in Paris, we turn to you, the fans—whose performances have captivated you in the past, and who would you love to see on this year’s card?


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