UFC Fight Night 209 adds Jarno Errens, William Gomis in late-notice clash of newcomers

Less than two weeks out from the first UFC card to ever take place in France, the promotion has added a little more local flavor.

Promotional newcomers Jarno Errens (13-3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and William Gomis (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have been booked as a late-notice bout for UFC Fight Night 209, which takes place Saturday , Sept. 3 at Accor Arena in Paris and streams on ESPN+.

The UFC officially announced the featherweight bout Friday. French news outlet La Sueur was the first to report the booking.

The addition of Gomis brings the French athlete count up to fifth for the event. Gomis joins his countrymen Benoit Saint-Denis, Nassourdine Imavov, Fares Ziam, and headliner Ciryl Gane. French fighters Cedric Doumbe, Taylor Lapilus, Manon Fiorot, and Zarah Fairn were all at different points scheduled to compete too, but withdrew or were removed from the card.

Gomis, 25, is considered one of the top prospects in not just France but all of Europe. After a 2-2 start to his professional career, Gomis rattled off eight straight victories that led to his UFC signing. He most recently competed for ARES FC in June when he defeated Jose Marcos via third-round ground-and-pound.

Errens, 27, was born in, and fights out of, The Netherlands. Over the span of his most recent seven bouts, Errens is 5-1-1. Eight of his 13 victories have come within the distance. He most recently competed in August when he defeated Alisher Abdullaev via unanimous decision at BRAVE CF 61.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 209 lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET)

  • Cyril Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa

  • Marvin Vettori vs. Robert Whittaker

  • Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov

  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi

  • Charles Jourdain vs. Nathaniel Wood


  • Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

  • Michal Figlak vs. Fares Ziam

  • Joaquin Buckley vs. Nassourdine Imavov

  • Gabriel Miranda vs. Benoit Saint-Denis

  • Christian Quinonez vs. Khalid Taha

  • Stephanie Egger vs. Ailin Perez

  • Jarno Errens vs. William Gomis

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 209.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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