- Ciryl Gane opened as a -500 betting favorite to defeat Tai Tuivasa as a +385 underdog.
- The two heavyweights are set to headline the UFC’s first France event set for Paris in September.
- We review the latest Gane vs Tuivasa odds with some betting analysis below.
Ciryl Gane vs Tai Tuivasa is in the works for a September 3, 2022, UFC event in Paris, France. Gane who reigns from France is coming off his first MMA loss to Francis Ngannou to become the UFC undisputed heavyweight champion.
Meanwhile, Tai Tuivasa is on a real hot streak with his last win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 271. This fight makes a tone of sense from the UFC, Gane is still the #1 contender while Tuivasa is ranked #3.
Gane vs Tuivasa Odds
The opening odds for UFC Paris heavily favor Ciryl Gane at -500, giving “Bon Gamin” an implied win probability of 83.3%. For Tai “Bam “Bam” Tuivasa it will be his second consecutive bout as the underdog, at +385 you can wager $100 on Tuivasa to net $100 via these UFC online sportsbooks. For the latest UFC odds check out BetMGM now.
Betting on Gane vs Tuivasa
When the odds were released for Gane vs Tuivasa, the former UFC interim-heavyweight champion Gane was -300, now the betting line has moved closer to -500 on average from online sportsbooks we have monitored. Understandably so, for anyone that’s watched Gane’s fights, he is a slick kickboxer and fighters as fluidly as a lightweight making him the most technical striker at heavyweight by far.
Gane’s downfall against Ngannou was the inability to pull the trigger sooner and by the time he wanted to Ngannou decided to adopt a wrestling-heavy approach. This isn’t something that Tuivasa has shown in his previous UFC bouts. In fact, Gane and Tuivasa probably have the least well-rounded ground games for the weight class.
Tuivasa was overlooked by the oddsmaker against Lewis, which proved to be an incredibly fun fight and has fans on their feet at UFC 271. Tuivasa showed the heart and the ability to recover against Lewis and land the devastating elbow to stop the “Black Beast” in the second round. “Bam Bam” credited former UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt for the years of tough training and mentoring to pull off the biggest win of his career.
“He raised me in this game,” Tuivasa told CBS Sports. “I was in a bad spot in my life. I’ve fought for my whole life, but he took me in. He took me around the world and he showed me what this career could actually do for you. He punched my face a lot along the way. That’s why when people ask me who hits the hardest, I’m like, ‘Mark Hunt is a legend. He is known for [his power].’ I was his sparring partner for years. He punched the shit out of me for f—ing years, so I know what it’s like to be punched. It’s nothing new.
Tai was originally connected with a potential fight against former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, but he seems that Gane is the more realistic opponent; especially if it’s scheduled for Gane’s home nation of France.
It could be a tricky fight for Tai due to Gane’s style and experience at heavyweight; with wins over the likes of Junior Dos Santos, Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, and Derrick Lewis.
If you like Tai’s chances of causing an upset, I’d highly recommend looking up the betting props for him to win by KO. Similarly, Gane, who’s developed a more sparring style can wear on his opponents just like he did against Lewis and wait for his moment to finish Tuivasa.
UFC Paris is set for September 2022
France legalized MMA in 2020, with the UFC’s first visit to the capital could be the start of more European UFC Fight Nights and inspiring a new generation of French MMA fighters. Another major region for the UFC is Singapore, which will host UFC 275 headlined by Glover Teixeira vs Jiri Prochazka.
UFC Paris will be another huge event for fans to bet on. From across the fond online NY sports betting was regulated earlier this year. Another global region is their northern neighbors in Canada, with Ontario online sportsbooks getting their launch this past Spring.