UFC Paris live stream results, Gane vs. Tuivasa play-by-play updates

UFC Paris live stream results and play-by-play updates: Heavyweight hurters Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa are leading the charge for the promotion’s debut in Paris, France, by way of Accor Arena on ESPN+ today (Sat., Sept. 3, 2022), a 12-fight MMA card that also features the middleweight co-main event between former champion Robert Whittaker and ex-title challenger Marvin Vettori. Stateside fans will be tuning in early today as the UFC Paris “Prelims” get underway at noon ANDfollowed by main card action at 3 p.m. ET. Lightweight veterans Nasrat Haqparast and John Makdessi will look to leave a lasting impression for the live spectators in Gay Paree, not long after featherweight bruisers Jarno Errens and William Gomis — a late (and local) addition to the UFC Paris fight card — step foot inside the Octagon for the first time in their respective combat sports careers.

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PIVOTAL HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hits Paris, France, on Sat., Aug. 30, 2022, for the first ever with a pivotal battle between top-ranked Heavyweight contenders that will see No. 1-ranked Ciryl Gane look to get back into the title chase at the expense of No. 3-seeded knockout artist, Tai Tuivasa. In UFC Paris’ co-main event, the top two Middleweight contenders on the roster, Robert Whittaker and Marvin Vettoriwill lock horns, with the winner potentially earning another future date with division kingpin, Israel Adesanya.

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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Gane vs. Tuivasa.” Without further delay, see below for the updated UFC Paris results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action).

UFC PARIS QUICK RESULTS:

Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa
Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori
Joaquin Buckley vs. Nassurdin Imavov
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov
Jarno Errens vs. William Gomis
Charles Jourdain vs. Nathaniel Wood
Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Nasrat Haqparast def. John Makdessi—Decision, unanimous, 30-27 x2, 29-28
Fares Ziam def Michal Figlak—Decision, unanimous, 30-27 x2, 29-28
Benoit Saint-Denis def. Gabriel Miranda—TKO, punches, Rd. 2 0:16 — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Cristian Quinonez def. Khalid Taha — TKO, punches, Rd. 1 3:15 — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS
Stephanie Egger def. Ailin Perez — Submission, rear-naked choke, Rd. 2 4:54 — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!

UFC PARIS LIVE PLAY-BY-PLAY:

265 lbs.: Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa

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185 lbs.: Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori

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185 lbs.: Joaquin Buckley vs. Nassurdin Imavov

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185 lbs.: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov

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155 lbs.: Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi

Round 1: Haqparast in red, Makdessi in black. Feeling-out process from both men early. Not much landed from either man over the first 90 seconds. Crowd getting a bit anxious, and Haqparast mollifies them with a left hand. A left kick a few seconds later. The “Bull” kicks to the leg and the body. Haqparast with a quick 1-2. Makdessi hasn’t really landed much significant other than some peppy kicks.

10-9 Haqparast in a slow-paced round

Round 2: Haqparast counters a kick with a sharp left-right. Body-head-body by Haqparast and Makdessi is leaking near the eyebrow. John isn’t really able to land much other than occasional shots, mostly slapping kicks that aren’t landing flush. Haqparast catches Makdessi coming in and drops him with a left. Makdessi recovers quickly, and he’s back up without really taking any excess damage. We’re back to the original momentum of Makdessi coming forward, but unable to deal with the footwork of Haqparast. Nasrat cracks a right overhand that breaks Makdessi for a moment.

10-9 Haqparast

Round 3: Counter left by Haqparast. Nice switch kick, too, although it didn’t land clean. 1-2 from Makdessi. Gut-munching front kick, as well. Great 1-1-2 from Haqparast. Haqparast catches a leg kick, punches forward with a left, but doesn’t follow up when Makdessi stumbles back. Haqparast eats a left. Gets in a jab in return. And a left. Haqparast is really on his bike now. Sweet level changes into a blast double by Haqparast. He can’t hold Makdessi down, however. John surging forward again, but right into another big double-leg takedown. He holds onto top position this time until the round ends.

10-9 Haqparast

Final result: Haqparast def. Makdessi via decision, Unanimous (30-27 x2, 29-28)


145 lbs.: Jarno Errens vs. William Gomis

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145 lbs.: Charles Jourdain vs. Nathaniel Wood

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185 lbs.: Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

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155 lbs.: Michal Figlak vs. Fares Ziam

Round 1: Figlak in red, Ziam in black. Figlak starts aggressively and is landing good kicks & punches early. Ziam with a solid counter. Ziam with a big right hand that Figlak mostly blocks. Leg kick by Ziam. Left hook, too. And a jab. Figlak with a takedown attempt, can’t get it, but Ziam can and he’s immediately into side control. Not great control, however, and Figlak squirms into a get-up. Back standing now and they’re in the open. Good right to the body by Figlak. Elbow from Ziam. They clinch. 90 seconds to go. Ziam tries another bodylock takedown, but Figlak has a strong whizzer and gets up immediately. Figlak works for one of his own, but gets reversed and is on top. He postures a bit and lands an elbow that splits Figlak open, but the space allows Michal to spin for an armbar attempt. He can’t get it.

10-9 Ziam

Round 2: Good exchanges from both men to start. Ziam tries another takedown, can’t get it. Back to swinging, not much landing clean. Ziam with a blast-double, transition into a single… can’t get it, but now he just hoists Figlak up and dumps him. Figlak tries a leg attack to get some space, can’t get it and Ziam pounces down to make sure he stays down. Ziam working on top, but can’t hold Figlak down. He’s up and swinging. Right hand from Figlak, knee by Ziam. Figlak trying for another takedown, Ziam with a spinning back elbow on the break from said clinch. That wobbles Figlak and Ziam is hunting for a finish. Can’t get it. Ziam is trying, gets mount, but can’t do anything with it before the round ends and Figlak survives.

10-9 Ziam

Round 3: Great leg kick from Ziam stops Figlak’s forward momentum. He switches stances and recovers enough to land a nice hook. Figlak working for a takedown against the fence and gets it. Ziam posts and is up in about 5 seconds. As the commentary notes, Figlak keeps punching into the clinch. Knee from Ziam who stuffs the TD attempt again. He tries for one of his own and gets the pick-up and dump. Ziam on top in full guard with two minutes. Figlak swivels for an armbar, can’t get it, back to guard. Figlak squirms and gets up. Ziam with a very bad shot that Figlak just steps back from and then immediately jumps on his back. Huge moment for Figlak here. Ziam is sweaty and manages to escape out of the back mount, but he’s still mounted. Figlak trying hard for something, anything, but Figlak channels his inner Derrick Lewis and just beast-mode powers his way out of the mount by sitting up with Figlak on him!

Time is almost up here and we’re going to the judges.

10-9 Ziam

Final result: Ziam def. Figlak via decision, Unanimous (30-27 x2, 29-28)


155 lbs.: Benoit Saint-Denis vs. Gabriel Miranda

Round 1: Huge pop for the hometown St. Denis in blue, while the Brazilian, Miranda, is in black. St. Denis with a body kick almost immediately, and Miranda answers with a takedown. St. Denis reverses position, but stands up and lets Miranda up. They’re swinging big right now. St. Denis with a spinning backfist that Miranda ducks and takes him down. St. Denis manages to spin into him and he gets up. Miranda landing a few shots and St. Denis looks a bit stunned. St. Denis answers with another spinning backfist, to which Miranda answers with another takedown. Again, the scramble and they’re back up.

Now St. Denis gets a takedown and is landing some GNP. He backs up a bit, however and they stall enough for the ref to stand them up. They’re swinging with reckless abandon and St. Denis lands a BIG left hand that knocks Miranda down. St. Denis with some follow up and a big left hand on the ground. The pace slows a bit, but St. Denis is still landing some good strikes here to a now-bloodied Miranda. Miranda creates some space and now they’re back up again. St. Denis with another series of punches and Miranda is wobbled… and down. The round ends before St. Denis can attempt to get the finish, however.

10-9 St. Denis

Round 2: Well, that was academic. Miranda was clearly not recovered and St. Denis knocks him out in the first exchange. Huge win for French MMA.

Final result: Benoit Saint-Denis def. Miranda via TKO, punches


135 lbs.: Khalid Taha vs. Christian Quinonez

Round 1: Quinonez in green, Taha in gray. Quinonez takes center-cage, but isn’t being very aggressive early. Taha’s throwing some, but hasn’t been able to find the range. Good leg kick from Quinonez. Taha surges forward swinging hooks. Get in a right. Quinonez with a frozen-rope of a jab. Quinonez with a huge right-hand counter that stuns and drops Taha. Quinonez pounces with another right and the ref stops it to the protests of Taha.

Final result: Quinonez def. Taha via TKO, punches


145 lbs.: Ailin Perez vs. Stephanie Egger

Round 1: Perez in blue, Egger in red. No touch of gloves. Perez tries for a takedown, but the judo vet Egger rolls her over and then shifts position into guard. Bit of a scramble into north-south. Elbow from the Swiss fighter. Perez shrimps a bit and gets close to the cage, but still in a bad position. Side control. Perez rolls and goes for a single leg… gets the takedown, but Egger is back up within seconds. Perez tries a hip toss, but can’t get it. Now Egger manages a head-and-arm toss where she’s back on top. She’s landing short elbows directly to the head. Perez turns and gets back to her feet. 30 seconds left. Perez swinging and hits a good one, but then rushes into the clinch, where the round ends.

10-9 Egger

Round 2: In between rounds, we could hear Perez’s corner telling her to stop grappling. Technical cost me the first minute of the difficulties round, and I return to see Perez land a takedown against her corner’s advice. She’s on top and getting in some GNP. Egger manages to get her hips free and get to her knees. She’s up and now has Perez clinched to the cage. This clinch stalls quite a bit and this gives commentator Mike Bisping the opportunity to do his awful French accent. Solid trip from Egger gets Perez down. Egger now has her back and is hunting the rear-naked choke. Perez tries to tripod up and get Egger off her back, but solid control to maintain it. She slips her arm in under the chin… and gets the tap with about 6 seconds left!

Final result: Egger def. Perez via submission, RNC — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!


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