One of the biggest-ever UFC Fight Night events is being held this Father’s Day, and two hotly-tipped Aussie contenders are involved.

Sydney’s Tai Tuivasa goes up against number one ranked heavyweight contender Ciryl Gane in the main event on Sunday, September 4th. Ranked just two places behind his rival, Tuivasa will be hoping to continue his march towards the coveted UFC heavyweight championship.

Tuivasa is on a strong run of five wins, including a stunning KO victory over Derrick Lewis back in February. He’s in for a tough bout, however, with Gane fighting on home soil in Paris. Widely considered to be one of the most well-rounded heavyweights in the division, the French fighter has his own ambitions of capturing the UFC heavyweight championship, which is currently held by Francis Ngannou.

The event will also feature New Zealand-born Aussie fighter Robert Whittaker taking on Marvin Vettori in a battle of the number one and number two ranked middleweights. The pair were initially supposed to fight earlier this year, but injuries saw the fight rescheduled.

It will be Whittaker’s first fight since his huge points decision defeat to Israel Adesanya back in February. If he fancies a shot to become middleweight champion, he knows that must avoid back-to-back defeats.

So if your dad’s a big UFC fan, making sure he’s awake from 2am to watch the big fight could be the ideal Father’s Day gift. All the historic action is available to watch on ESPN, with the full schedule below. You can find out all the information here.

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UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Tuivasa on ESPN

Sunday, September 4th

2am AEST – Gane vs Tuivasa Prelims, ESPN

5am AEST – Gane vs Tuivasa Main Card, ESPN

8am AEST – Post Show, ESPN

6pm AEST – Gane vs Tuivasa, ESPN2 (Replay)

9pm AEST – Gane vs Tuivasa, ESPN2 (Replay)

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