Headlining a championship doubleheader: a heavyweight title unification bout between champion, Francis Ngannou, and interim champion, Ciryl Gane.
Batie, Cameroon native, Ngannou enters the main event slot off the back of his undisputed championship victory against former two-time belt holder, Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 back in March — whom he finished with a brutal second round knockout.
For Gane, the undefeated Frenchman improved to 10-0 last time out in August — headlining UFC 265 against common-foe, Derrick Lewis, where he won the interim heavyweight title courtesy of a one-sided third round ground strikes stoppage win.
Taking co-headlining honors: a flyweight championship trilogy bout between reigning undisputed best, Brandon Moreno, and the former undisputed titleholder, Deiveson Figueiredo.
The pair initially met in the main event of UFC 256 in December 2020, battling to an eventual majority draw over the course of five rounds.
In June, co-headlining, UFC 263, Moreno minted himself as the undisputed champion with a rather comfortable third round rear-naked choke win over then-defending gold holder, Figueiredo.
UFC 270 Results: Ngannou vs. Gane
UFC 270 Main Card: (ESPN+/PPV 10 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou (c) def. Ciryl Gane (ic) via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Brandon Moreno (c) via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Middleweight: Michel Pereira def. Andre Fialho via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Said Nurmagomedov def. Cody Stamman via first round (0:47) submission (guillotine)
Welterweight: Michael Morales def. Trevin Giles via first round (4:06) TKO (strikes)
UFC 270 Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN2/ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Victor Henry def. Raoni Barcelos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight: Jack Della Maddalena def. Pete Rodriguez via first round (2:59) TKO (ground strikes)
Bantamweight: Tony Gravely def. Saimon Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Matt Frevola def. Genaro Valdez via first round (3:15) TKO (ground strikes)
UFC 270 Early Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass 7 p.m. ET)
Strawweight: Vanessa Demopoulos def. Silvana Gomez Juarez via first round (2:25) submission (armbar)
Flyweight: Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Kay Hansen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)