Friday, January 21, 2022

Two Major Changes To UFC 270 Card Announced

UFC 270 is just a week away, but there have been a few changes to the card.

The UFC 270 card will be the first UFC Pay-Per-View in 2022 and it is stacked. The headliner is a heavyweight title matchup between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane.

The interesting circumstances between these two fighters and the fact that they used to train together have made this bout the standout on the card. The rest of the main card and prelims are filled with top talent as well. However, there have been two important changes to the event recently.

The first change is Greg Hardy is off of the UFC 270 lineup. Aleksei Oleinik was originally booked to face Hardy but had to withdraw from the bout. Hardy was then paired against Sergey Spivak. Hardy made the announcement himself on Instagram.

The other shake-up to the UFC 270 fight card is Charles Jourdain has stepped in to face Ilia Topuria after his original opponent Movsar Evloev fell ill. This news was first reported by Álvaro Gª Colmenero on Twitter. Topuria is currently undefeated as a professional and is now on a three-win streak in the UFC. Jourdain is coming off a win over Andre Ewell just a few weeks ago.

With these last-minute changes, the current UFC 270 fight card is as follows:

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV, 10:00 PM ET)

  • Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Ciryl Gane (ic)
  • Flyweight Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Bantamweight Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov
  • Featherweight: Ilia Topuria vs. Charles Jourdain

Preliminary Card (ESPN2, ESPN+, 8:00 PM ET)

  • Middleweight Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman
  • Bantamweight Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
  • Welterweight Bout: Jack Della Maddalena vs. Pete Rodriguez
  • Welterweight Bout: Michel Pereira vs. Andre Fialho

Early Preliminary Card (ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass, 6:00 PM ET)

  • Bantamweight Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry
  • Welterweight Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
  • Lightweight Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Women’s Flyweight Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
  • Strawweight Bout: Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez

What is your pick for UFC 270 Fight of the Night?

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