UFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: A look at Ciryl Gane and his 3 big stoppage win

UFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: French fighter Gane is eying gold in the Interim heavyweight belt. A look back at his 3 stoppage wins
UFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: French fighter Gane is eying gold in the Interim heavyweight belt. A look back at his 3 stoppage wins

UFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: French fighter Ciryl Gane is grandly representing his country on a global MMA platform. Just two years after the promotion, he will appear at UFC 265 to face Derrick Lewis for the inaugural Interim heavyweight championship. That said, Gane will fight for gold in his only 7th appearance in the UFC.

This quick rise to headlining UFC hasn’t arrived easy. Ciryl Gane had to go through a list of vicious men, whom he overpowered on his rise to the top. As of now, ‘Bon Gamin’ Gane is 9-0 as a professional fighter and 6-0 in the UFC. However, the biggest test of his career will be at UFC Live.

UFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: Despite Gane’s disapproval, Derrick Lewis will clearly be the biggest opponent of his career. So, the Frenchman might have to offer some extra at UFC. But his registered career also reflects umpteen big moments. Here’s a look at all three stoppage wins of Gane in the UFC.

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Ciryl Gane: Sensational Debut

Gane and Raphael Pessoa made their UFC debuts in August 2019 at Fight Night ‘Shevchenko vs Carmouche’. Standing at an inch taller with a 3” reach advantage, Ciryl Gane could submit his rival in the very first round. Coming into the fight, several people had backed Pessoa to win.

UFC 265 Ciryl GaneUFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: However, Gane had an easy night at work as his arm-triangle lock left no lifeline in Pessoa. The second anniversary of the fight is still a day away, and Ciryl Gane is already headlining the upcoming UFC PPV.

‘Bon Gamin’ Show at ‘Ben Askren vs Damian Maia’

While Ben Askren was doomed with the second consecutive loss of his MMA career by Maia, Gane advanced himself on the road to glory in the same night. Just after two months of his debut, Gane accepted a fight against Don’Tale Mayes in October 2019.

UFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: The undercard fighter went till round three but didn’t let the judges decide his fate. In 4:46 minutes of the 3rd round, Ciryl Gane applied a heel hook on his rival. No wonder Don’Tale Mayes submitted before the crowd, and the French superstar continued his unbeaten ride.

UFC 265 Ciryl Gane: The Vetreran fight

Gane’s fourth win in the UFC was his inaugural knockout win in the promotion. Furthermore, the glittery victory came against the legend of the division, Junior Dos Santos, in December 2020. After surpassing the first bell, ‘Bon Gamin’ Gane grabbed more momentum in round two.

UFC 265 Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis: He authenticated his worth as a hard-hitter and planted some sleek elbows on Santos. The shots caused immense damage, and the fight was immediately stopped. After that scrap, Gane beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexander Volkov back-to-back to earn a headlining spot at UFC. Here’s how to watch Gane vs Lewis LIVE.

Fight Details: UFC 265 main-event

Time: Prelims will begin at 3:30 AM (IST)

Date:- 08-08-2021

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