Ciryl Gane showcased near-perfection in his recent performance following a humbling defeat. This marked his return to the octagon since his submission loss to Jon Jones in March. During the main event at UFC Paris, Gane displayed a dominant performance that left the French crowd in awe.
Bon Gamin faced minimal threats from the formidable grappler, showcasing improved takedown defense and the exceptional athleticism that has propelled him to the upper echelons of the heavyweight division in just five years as a professional fighter. Despite Serghei Spivac’s relentless efforts to take the fight to the ground, Gane’s agility and quickness enabled him to successfully fend off all takedown attempts while unleashing a barrage of strikes on Spivac.
The climax arrived at the 3:44 mark of Round 2 when Gane intensified the pressure, pinning Spivac against the fence and landing punishing blows. Referee Marc Goddard was ultimately compelled to step in and halt the contest.
After the fight, Gane expressed his satisfaction, stating, “I’m really happy about that because that was my mission.” He aimed to prove that he still belongs among the elite after a lackluster previous performance. His last outing resulted in a disappointing loss, but now he sets his sights on the championship.
Gane had previously held the interim UFC heavyweight title but fell short in a unification bout against Francis Ngannou at UFC 270, followed by a loss to Jon Jones in a vacant title bout at UFC 285. With this victory, he maintains his No. 3 ranking in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings. Meanwhile, Serghei Spivac’s three-fight win streak comes to a close.