Quiet like Ciryl Gane. On Saturday, in Las Vegas, the blue giant (1m98, 111 kg) took another step forward in his quest for a world heavyweight title, the premier category of the UFC. After five postponed fights, the fault of injuries and Covid-19, and almost a year without a fight, the French did not lack pace during this UFC 256.
For his seventh fight in the most prestigious organization of MMA, the native of La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée) was opposed to the Brazilian Junior Dos Santos, former world champion in the category and current world No. 7. It took only two rounds for the 30-year-old fighter to take the measure of his opponent.
Very active as soon as he entered the cage, the Frenchie accelerated the pace at the start of the second round. A right jab allowed him to break the guard of his opponent, unbalanced. The heaviness of Gane’s fists then brought down the Brazilian, who could no longer protect himself properly, forcing the referee to pronounce the stop of the fight.
“If I manage to beat him, I will enter the world top 10, in the big leagues”, explained the French to the Parisian before his fight. The new ranking of the American organization, to be published on Tuesday, will push it up in the hierarchy. With 7 victories in as many fights, Ciryl Gane is a little closer to a clash for the gain of the world belt, held by the American Stipe Miocic.
In the meantime, “Bon Gamin”, a nickname inherited from his proximity to an eponymous rap collective, is beginning to forge a reputation on the other side of the Atlantic: Israel Adesanya, world middleweight champion and UFC star fighter, has praised Gane’s performance on social media.
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