Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa Predictions & Picks

Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa Predictions


Key Stat: Ciryl Gane is a huge favorite in front of his crowd in Paris

Tip Reasoning

  • Gane has lost just one fight in his UFC career
  • That defeat came in the heavyweight title bout against Francis Ngannou
  • Tuivasa is in great form himself but he can certainly be vulnerable in this matchup


Ciryl Gane is one of the most responsible men for the legalization of MMA as a spot in France. There is no a better occasion for him to headline the UFC Fight Night than this Saturday as he takes on Tai Tuivasa in the main event of the evening at Accor Arena in Paris, France. Gane is at a 10-1 record so far in his career. He managed to earn the heavyweight title shot after beating top four contenders. Nevertheless, Francis Ngannou was just too strong, showing surprisingly impressive wrestling skills to secure the unanimous decision win at the UFC 270.

Gane’s opponent on Saturday will be Tai Tuivasa who is enjoying the form of his life at the moment. Tuivasa was on his way to the UFC exit after a dismal three-loss thread but he showed fantastic mental strength to come back stronger than ever after such a horrible run. Tai is currently on a run of five straight knockout wins. He has dispatched the likes of Stefan Struve, Harry Hunsucker, Greg Hardy, Augusto Sakai, and Derrick Lewis in the process. Nevertheless, we believe it is too much to ask from Tuivasa to beat Gane in Paris. Knowing about both men’s pedigree, we can’t see a long fight here. Ciryl Gane by KO/TKO/Disqualification is thus the way to go at the +117 odds.

Tip Reasoning

Key Stat: Ciryl Gane has fought plenty of powerful strikers in his career

  • All of the last five Tuivasa’s fights have ended in his KO/TKO wins
  • Tai should go strong from the start because he has nothing to hope for in the latter rounds against Gane
  • We’d not be surprised to see an early counter from Ciryl in the very opening round of the bout

We all know that heavyweight fights rarely go to the distance. This is especially the case when you have the fighter of Tai Tuivasa’s profile. He is the knockout artist and he will come into this bout on the back of five successive KO stoppages. However, Gane is well aware of that and Gane has enough quality and experience to dispatch just this type of fighter. Ciryl has already fought some of the most powerful strikers in his career, including Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Junior dos Santos, Francis Ngannou, and Derrick Lewis. None of these fighters have managed to rock Ciryl. Gane has plenty of ways to win this, but we can easily see him finishing the job in the opening round when Tuivasa is actually expected to be dangerous. One counter and it’s game over. You can back Gane to win in Round 1 at the 260 odds.

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Mark loves all American sports since a very young age. He has experience working in the UK for some of the leading UK tipping sites for several years (time goes fast when you having fun), and now has the opportunity to cover Tennis, MMA, UFC, Soccer, NFL, NBA, NHL for all US readers.