Tai Tuivasa


Report: Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa planned for potential UFC Paris card

A booking of elite UFC heavyweights pitting Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa is expected to headline a UFC Fight Night card on Sept. 3. On Wednesday, ESPN broke the news that the second and fifth-ranked fighters on the Sportsnaut UFC heavyweight rankings had verbally agreed to a matchup that the UFC was preparing to finalize. The outlet also added the bout would be the main event for a card the promotion is aiming to have in Paris, France. It would be the organization’s first-ever event in the European nation.

UFC finalizing Ciryl Gane, Tai Tuivasa heavyweight bout for Sept. 3

The UFC is finalizing a heavyweight bout between former interim champion Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa on Sept. 3, officials confirmed to ESPN. Both sides have agreed to the matchup, per the UFC. The bout will headline a UFC Fight Night; an official location has not been announced, but the event has been targeted for Paris. It would mark the UFC's first trip to France.

Midnight Mania! UFC targeting Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa main event in first-ever Paris event

In recent years, France has been one of the few countries in Western Europe where MMA remains illegal, in part due to the influence of its prominent Judo federation and a general lack of regulation. As of 2020, however, the sport became legal, and that transition couldn’t have come at a better time. There’s been a significant uptick of UFC fighters from France in recent years, most notably from Paris’ MMA Factory, which first helped Francis Ngannou rise up the ranks before he relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa targeted as UFC France main event in September

UFC France is getting closer to having its main event. The promotion is reportedly targeting a heavyweight slugfest between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa. The UFC is set to hold its first MMA in France on September 3rd. The sport was first legalized in January 2020, but the promotion has been able to get out to the country. Bellator has notably held several MMA cards there, with Bellator 280 set for next week in Paris.

Report: Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa Targeted For UFC’s French Debut Sep. 3

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Tai Tuivasa Responds To Tom Aspinall’s Recent Callout

Tai Tuivasa is sticking to his original plans for a fight against Stipe Miocic despite Tom Aspinall’s callout. Both Tuivasa and Aspinall are off to a strong start in 2022. Tuivasa was able to pull off an upset by knocking out Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis at UFC 271, while Aspinall held it down as a favorite when he submitted Alexander Volkov in the first round last month.

Tai Tuivasa Makes Cameo In ‘Drink West’ Australian Lager Commercial

UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa has created an Australian lager business and was the centerpiece of a fun advertisement to announce its launch. Tuivasa has launched Drink West Lager alongside UFC fighter Tyson Pedro and rugby star Nathan Cleary. In addition to his accolades inside the Octagon, he’s proven to be quite fond of drinking, as evidenced by his post-fight ‘shoey’ celebrations.