Both sides have agreed to the matchup, per the UFC. The bout will headline a UFC Fight Night; an official location has not been announced, but the event has been targeted for Paris. It would mark the UFC’s first trip to France.
Gane (10-1) surged to heavyweight title contention by winning his first seven fights in the UFC. He challenged Francis Ngannou as the interim title holder in January and came up short in a five-round unanimous decision.
Gane was born in France and trains out of the region’s MMA Factory under Fernand Lopez.
Tuivasa (15-3) has been a fan favorite in the UFC’s heavyweight division for years but recently put himself in title talks with a knockout win over Derrick Lewis in February.
Fighting out of Sydney, Tuivasa is on a five-fight win streak. He has knocked out all five of his opponents during that stretch.