UFC Fight Night: Gane v Tuivasa

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We're back after a week's break and this time from the heart of Paris, France for the UFC's first-ever event in the great nation.

French royalty will be on display in the main event against the fan favourite Aussie, we can expect absolute fireworks when the lights shine bright.

UFC 278 was spectacular; we did expect Leon to bring the fight to Usman but not the highlight he made for the history books.

We’re pumped for this card, and we’ll be breaking down our explosive main event while picking some smart bets for you guys to back, so let’s dive right in!

Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa

It’s something about two giant men clashing inside an Octagon that gets the fight fans pumped.

This weekend we'll be treated to five rounds between one of the slickest strikers Ciryl Gane and the ultimate live underdog, Tai "Bam-Bam" Tuivasa.

Ciryl Gane entered the UFC with an impressive 7-fight win streak which led many to buy stock in his championship reign.

He was undefeated and on top of the world until he ran into one tough Francis Ngannou.

Gane has looked incredible on his UFC run defeating some solid contenders in Derrick Lewis, Alexander Volkov, and Junior Dos Santos.

Ciryl Gane looks like a middleweight in a Heavyweight's body as his footwork and movement are like none.

Gane will look to get back to the win column after his first ever setback but across the Octagon will be his Aussie rival.

Tai Tuivasa is one of the most entertaining and fan-friendly fighters on the roster because of his fun walkouts, shooeys, and fire fighting style.

Although it is his dangerous skillset that makes him a top 3 fighter and potential title contender.

Tai was touted as one of the best contenders when he entered the UFC with an undefeated record and built a strong 3-fight win streak.

Unfortunately, his hype train was derailed by a 3-fight skid, but he went back to the workshop and knocked out his last five opponents to get the number 3 next to his name.

Tai has beaten and finished elite competition in Derrick Lewis, Augusto Sakai, and Stefan Struve.

This fight provides a great clash of styles as Ciryl will look to move around, use a lot of feints, and keep Tai guessing, whereas Bam Bam will try to snipe and find the perfect kill shot.

Best Bets

We’ve had a couple bad weeks with our best bets but we’re back to redeem ourselves this week.

Our first best bet comes on an intriguing Featherweight bout between Charles Jourdain and Nathaniel Wood.

This is a great fight between two incredibly talented prospects.

We think this will be a very close and competitive fight and both men are tough to finish, so at a near 2/1 price, we see value in this fight going the distance.

Our next best bet is on our co-main event between Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettori.

Vettori has a tough grinding style, but Whittaker is the best anti-wrestlers in the UFC and his striking is far superior.

Given the toughness of Marvin Vettori, we think the Aussie will pick up a unanimous victory across the scorecards.

Our final bet comes on our main event of the evening.

It's not a surprise that Ciryl Gane is the more skilled fighter, but it only takes 1 punch with the heavyweights and that's what makes this fight intriguing.

We think there will be a finish in this fight but given Tai's strong chin and Ciryl's sneaky submission game, we see tremendous value on Gane to win by a submission victory this weekend.

Selection: Yes, Charles Jourdain vs Nathaniel Wood (Will the fight go the distance) @1.95

Selection: Robert Whittaker by Decision (Win method) @1.79

Selection: Ciryl Gane by Submission (Win method) @5.20

Selection: Parlay all Selections @18.15