Five French victories on the UFC Paris card on Saturday night to the delight of the Accor Arena. Zoom on the tricolor companies.
At the Accor Arena,
The effectivity of Benoît Saint-Denis
It solely took just a few seconds for the French “God of War” to achieve the higher hand over his night opponent Gabriel Miranda. The Frenchman imposes his rhythm with energy towards a poor Brazilian who merely didn’t see the gentle of day throughout his duel towards the former soldier of the French military. Saint-Denis alternated returning elbow strikes and mastery of the floor recreation to grow to be the first Frenchman to win a UFC combat in France. A KO with a proper hook in the second spherical after a primary spherical largely dominated by BSD.
The stunning story of Fares Ziam
While he now not had a contract final February after his final defeat towards Terrence McKinney, Farès Ziam discovered the American octagon this Saturday night in Paris. The Rhodanian gained by unanimous resolution towards Poland’s Kamil Figlak. Its standing has lengthy been below menace, unsure of being included on the Parisian map, makes its success all the extra outstanding. This is the nice story of the night: that of a younger 25-year-old fighter who pocketed an important victory for his future in the UFC.
The Surprise William Gomis
What higher approach to begin a profession in the UFC than a victory in your nation. William Gomis performed his first combat in the American group on Saturday night after some superb performances in the French league Ares Fighting. Le Havrais managed to degree off towards Jarno Errens to win by majority resolution of the judges. His victory is marked by his breathtaking protection on the triangle in the final seconds of the combat. Some have been curious to see him at work, others doubted his potential to compete in the UFC, but Gomis is already imposing himself.
Nassurdin Imavov’s endurance
It was most likely the most strategic and tiring combat on the UFC Paris card. The duel between Nassourdine Imavov and Joaquin Buckley was marked by a really intense combat. Both fighters completed kneecaps, gasping after a high-flying technical battle. The Frenchman of Daghestan origin responded to an American who had not stopped scary him in latest days, saying that Bercy was not going to encourage a fighter with international origins. Finally, Buckley misplaced on all grounds: in the octagon cashing a quasi-KO but additionally in the stands the place the encouragement of the Parisian public was clearly in favor of the French.
The cowl of Ciryl Gane
For the first time in her profession, Ciryl Gane was introduced knockdown (put down on one blow). Tai Tuivasa has additionally established an icy silence in the Accor Arena for a break up second: the 16,000 supporters pondering of seeing the “Bon Gamin” fall on French soil. “He touched me, he turned off my light but I’m a Warrior, I’m a Warrior”, stated the Frenchman at the microphone of the octagon after his success. But Gane confirmed a formidable second wind, shortly getting up to regain the benefit by chaining punches and knees to the Australian’s face.