PARIS – The stage is set for the UFC’s debut in France after headliners Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa engaged in a final staredown ahead of UFC Fight Night 209.
Gane (10-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) and Tuivasa (15-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) are set for a key heavyweight showdown in Saturday’s main event, but first they had to lock eyes at ceremonial weigh-ins, which took place Friday afternoon after they made weight earlier in the day.
As with their previous faceoffs, Gane and Tuivasa were respectful when they got in close proximity to each other. In fact, they even shared a hug afterward.
Check out the video of the staredown above.
UFC Fight Night 209 takes place at Accor Arena. The entire event streams on ESPN+.
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