France’s high MMA fighter Ciryl Gane will return to the UFC in opposition to Jairzinho Rozenstruik on February 27.
At first it was a rumor on Twitter, then a rumor going round and now an official combat: Ciryl Gane might be UFC Fight Night 186 main event ! The French will face there Surinamese Jairzinho Rozenstruik, subsequent February 27 at UFC Apex from Las Vegas.
First scheduled for March 13, on the Khamzat Chimaev-Leon Edwards card, the combat between Ciryl Gane and Jairzinho Rozenstruik was moved to February 27 in the main combat, following the damage of Dominick Reyes who was to face Jiri Prochazka in the heavy-light.
Closing February sturdy!
– UFC (@ufc) February 3, 2021
A brand new step
Number 3 in the heavyweight standings, Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1) comes out of a second spherical knockout victory in opposition to Junior Dos Santos. For his half, Ciryl Gane (7-0) stays on a victory at UFC 256, by KO in the second spherical in opposition to the identical Junior Dos Santos.
With just one profession loss – in May 2020 in opposition to Francis Ngannou – Rozenstruik will signify the most important check to date for Gane. Former skilled kick-boxer, the Surinamese has an exceptional energy in his fists (10 victories by KO out of 11 in profession), able to literally cut out a lip all of a sudden. For the primary time, Gane will face a fighter with formidable kicks with a direct of the entrance arm greater than efficient.
Current quantity 7 in the standings, the Frenchman will wish to proceed his unimaginable rise. Thanks to his vary of kicks way more developed than fighters in his class, Gane has the power to assault the purpose of steadiness which transfers energy throughout exchanges of punches. It might be a big benefit in opposition to a strong puncher like Rozenstruik. Additionally, Jairzinho is taking comparatively few dangers, which may enable Gane to maintain him at bay with kicks.
A historic combat?
After Cheick Kongo in 2011 throughout a UFC Live, Ciryl Gane will turn into the second French to be entitled to the honors of a main event of the biggest group of MMA in the world. A headlining combat as he solely arrives in his fifth UFC look.
If they win, Ciryl Gane may begin dreaming of the belt. The latter might be put again into play on March 27 at UFC 260 throughout a combat between Stipe Miocic and his challenger Francis Ngannou. After that, the winner is anticipated to face former gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones. At that time, Ciryl Gane can be positioned and anticipated to face the winner of the bout between Curtis Blaydes (quantity 2 in the standings) and Derrick Lewis (quantity 4), scheduled for February 20 in Las Vegas. Another victory would give him a royal highway to a belt combat in opposition to Miocic, Ngannou or Jones, relying on what has occurred by then.