PARIS – An old fight week tradition has returned for UFC Fight Night 209.
Before the global pandemic caused all sorts of changes in the UFC’s typical fight week plans, fans in the event’s host city could go out and watch fighters show off their skills at open workouts.
This week, the promotion added the activity back to the schedule, treating fans to an up-close view of former interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane, surging contender Tai Tuivasa, and other main card competitors as they showed off their striking techniques with their coaches.
You can watch highlights of the open workouts in the video above.
UFC Fight Night 209 takes place Saturday at Accor Arena in Paris. The card streams on ESPN+.