Two Major Changes To UFC 270 Card Announced

UFC 270 is just a week away, but there have been a few changes to the card.

The UFC 270 card will be the first UFC Pay-Per-View in 2022 and it is stacked. The headliner is a heavyweight title matchup between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ci…

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UFC 270 is just a week away, but there have been a few changes to the card.

The UFC 270 card will be the first UFC Pay-Per-View in 2022 and it is stacked. The headliner is a heavyweight title matchup between Francis Ngannou and interim champion Ciryl Gane.

The interesting circumstances between these two fighters and the fact that they used to train together have made this bout the standout on the card. The rest of the main card and prelims are filled with top talent as well. However, there have been two important changes to the event recently.

The first change is Greg Hardy is off of the UFC 270 lineup. Aleksei Oleinik was originally booked to face Hardy but had to withdraw from the bout. Hardy was then paired against Sergey Spivak. Hardy made the announcement himself on Instagram.

The other shake-up to the UFC 270 fight card is Charles Jourdain has stepped in to face Ilia Topuria after his original opponent Movsar Evloev fell ill. This news was first reported by Álvaro Gª Colmenero on Twitter. Topuria is currently undefeated as a professional and is now on a three-win streak in the UFC. Jourdain is coming off a win over Andre Ewell just a few weeks ago.

With these last-minute changes, the current UFC 270 fight card is as follows:

  • Heavyweight Francis Ngannou (c) vs. Ciryl Gane (ic)
  • Flyweight Brandon Moreno (c) vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Bantamweight Cody Stamann vs. Said Nurmagomedov
  • Featherweight: Ilia Topuria vs. Charles Jourdain
  • Middleweight Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman
  • Bantamweight Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry
  • Bantamweight Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
  • Welterweight Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
  • Lightweight Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Women’s Flyweight Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius

What is your pick for UFC 270 Fight of the Night?

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Cub Swanson Open To Challenge From Charles Jourdain After Emotional Win

Charles Jourdain’s call-outs of Cub Swanson aren’t falling on deaf ears.

Jourdain asked for a fight against Swanson on Saturday, and the veteran featherweight responded positively to the motion.

Both fighters are coming off a win from this past …

Charles Jourdain and Cub Swanson (Photo Credit: TSN & Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Charles Jourdain’s call-outs of Cub Swanson aren’t falling on deaf ears.

Jourdain asked for a fight against Swanson on Saturday, and the veteran featherweight responded positively to the motion.

Both fighters are coming off a win from this past weekend. Jourdain won on the prelims, dominating Andre Ewell for a scorecard victory. Swanson won later in the evening, stopping Darren Elkins for a victory worthy of a “Performance of the Night” award.

Jourdain gave a passionate call-out of Swanson during his post-fight press conference.

“I want to f*ck [Cub Swanson] up. I want to put my hands on him … I don’t mean any disrespect to the man, he’s fighting tonight,” said Jourdain, speaking before Swanson took to the Octagon and won later in the evening. “Win or lose I want to fight him.”

Swanson responded kindly to Jourdain’s call-out during his own post-fight press conference, mentioning how he likes the idea of them fighting. He said that he previously requested the fight for the promotion, although he wasn’t able to get it before.

“I actually appreciate him … I like him because he calls me out respectfully…I can’t hate on that,” said Swanson.

Swanson Celebrates Emotional Weekend Performance

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Cub Swanson

Swanson was coming off an emotional victory over the weekend. His finish win meant a lot to him, as he was able to have his children in attendance for the bout.

Following his win, he explained why he feels it is important that they get to see him while he’s still fighting:

“They’re at the exact age that I have all my memories right now [from]. There’s been plenty of times in my life where people talked to me about things that happened when I was younger and it doesn’t really mean as much to me because they’re just stories that people have that I don’t really relate with because I don’t remember. So, I just wanted them to be able to have the experience and not just hear stories about me.”

Do you like the idea of Cub Swanson vs. Charles Jourdain?

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Cynthia Calvillo, Andre Fili Lead UFC Vegas 2 Salaries With $110,000 Paydays

UFC Vegas 2Cynthia Calvillo and Andre Fili walked away as the highest earners this past weekend when it came to base pay. Calvillo earned the biggest win of her career following a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye in the UFC Vegas 2 headliner on Saturday night. For her efforts, Calvillo took home $110,000 ($55,000 to show, […]

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Cynthia Calvillo and Andre Fili walked away as the highest earners this past weekend when it came to base pay.

Calvillo earned the biggest win of her career following a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Eye in the UFC Vegas 2 headliner on Saturday night.

For her efforts, Calvillo took home $110,000 ($55,000 to show, $55,000 win bonus) in base pay with an additional $12,750 after Eye was fined 25 percent of her purse for missing weight to take the former’s total to $122,750. That meant Eye went home with $38,250 following her second loss in three fights.

Fili also netted $110,000 on the night as he earned $55,000 to show and $55,000 as a win bonus following his split verdict victory over Charles Jourdain. Jourdain made just $16,000 on the other hand.

The biggest earner on the night overall, however, was middleweight Marvin Vettori who took home $148,000 after earning $86,000 in base bay, a $50,000 perofrmance of the night bonus and $12,000 from opponent Karl Roberson’s purse after the latter missed weight. Roberson made $28,000 in total.

Full UFC Vegas 2 Salaries

Here are the full UFC Vegas 2 salaries that also include performance of the night bonuses (via MMA Fighting):

  • Cynthia Calvillo: $122,750 — $55,000 to show, $55,000 to win plus $12,750 as penalty for her opponent missing weight.
  • Jessica Eye: $38,250 — $51,000 to show minus $12,750 (25%) paid as penalty for missing weight.
  • Marvin Vettori: $148,000 — $43,000 to show, $43,000 to win, $12,000 paid as penalty from his opponent missing weight plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
  • Karl Roberson: $28,000 — $40,000 to show minus $12,000 (30%) paid as penalty for missing weight.
  • Andre Fili: $110,000 — $55,000 to show, $55,000 to win
  • Charles Jourdain: $16,000
  • Jordan Espinosa: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win
  • Mark De La Rosa: $21,000
  • Mariya Agapova: $70,000 — $10,000 to show, $10,000 to win plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night.”
  • Hannah Cifers: $35,000
  • Merab Dvalishvili: $46,000 — $23,000 to show, $23,000 to win
  • Gustavo Lopez: $12,000
  • Julia Avila: $24,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win
  • Gina Mazany: $16,000
  • Tyson Nam: $80,800 — $14,000 to show, $14,000 to win, $2,800 paid as penalty for his opponent missing weight plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
  • Zarrukh Adashev: $11,200 — $14,000 to show minus $2,800 (20%) penalty for missing weight
  • Christian Aguilera: $74,000 — $12,000 to show, $12,000 to win plus $50,000 for “Performance of the Night”
  • Anthony Ivy: $12,000

What do you think of the UFC Vegas 2 salaries?

Andre Fili Edges Charles Jourdain In Back-And-Forth Encounter – UFC Vegas 2 Results

Fili JourdainNext up on the UFC Vegas 2 main card at the Apex facility is a featherweight contest between Andre Fili and Charles Jourdain. Round 1: Jourdain opens with a body kick. Fili lands a counter hook. Jourdain responds with another body kick before following it up with two more. Fili goes for a headkick which […]

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Next up on the UFC Vegas 2 main card at the Apex facility is a featherweight contest between Andre Fili and Charles Jourdain.

Round 1: Jourdain opens with a body kick. Fili lands a counter hook. Jourdain responds with another body kick before following it up with two more. Fili goes for a headkick which is blocked by Jourdain. Jourdain lands a body kick but partially receives a head kick from Fili. They start to swing. Fili lands a big body kick. Jourdain lands a leg kick and follows it up with a body kick. Jourdain misses a spinning back fist. Fili partially lands a knee. Jourdain drops Fili with a huge left hand but Fili survives and gets to his feet right away. Fili hasn’t thrown a right hand in a long time. Fili ends the round with a takedown.

Round 2: Jourdain lands some leg kicks. He continues to land them before going for a body kick. Fili is looking for a headkick but Jourdain is blocking all of them so far. He lands another leg kick followed with a body kick. Fili lands a leg kick. Fili is starting to have more success with his hands but Jourdain is still in control overall. Fili lands a takedown but stands up soon after.

Round 3: The pair continue striking as the pace hasn’t slowed whatsoever. Jourdain lands a big left. Fili lands a body shot. Jourdain misses a flying knee. Fili goes for the takedown and this time lands it with lots of time on the clock. Jourdain gets up but Fili takes him down again. Jourdain gets back to his feet and escapes this time. Fili lands a body kick. They continue to swing now with 90 seconds remaining in the fight. Fili looks for another takedown but Jourdain defends this time. However, Fili lands another one soon after and ends the fight strong.

Official result: Andre Fili defeats Charles Jourdain via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

UFC on ESPN 10 Highlights: Andre Fili Edges Out Charles Jourdain

Andre Fili vs Charles Jourdain continued the action at the UFC on ESPN 10 event.  The two fighters met in a featherweight bout on Saturday night (June 13, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 10 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX. An entertaining bo…

Andre Fili vs Charles Jourdain continued the action at the UFC on ESPN 10 event.  The two fighters met in a featherweight bout on Saturday night (June 13, 2020) at the UFC on ESPN 10 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC APEX. An entertaining bout with Fili working takedowns when he felt like […]

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Charles Jourdain Gets Upset TKO Win Over Doo Ho Choi – UFC Busan Highlights

A new Canadian star is born as Charles Jourdain got the upset win over Doo Ho Choi at UFC Busan on Saturday. Jourdain suffered adversity in the first round as he was dropped by Choi and had to endure a lot of pressure. However, he never quit and kept striking back as he dropped Choi […]

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A new Canadian star is born as Charles Jourdain got the upset win over Doo Ho Choi at UFC Busan on Saturday.

Jourdain suffered adversity in the first round as he was dropped by Choi and had to endure a lot of pressure. However, he never quit and kept striking back as he dropped Choi at the end of the first with a one-two.

Taking that confidence into the second round, Jourdain eventually dropped Choi again with a combination of hooks that led to the finish.

You can watch the highlights below:

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