Only four matches, but also four victories under the UFC, needed Ciryl Gane to find himself in the main fight of the evening. The great French heavyweight, who is predicted to have a bright future, will lead the UFC Vegas 20 event with Jairzinho Rozenstruik, which takes place in the early Sunday hours in Las Vegas.
The 30-year-old 'Bon Gamin' is a real example of a fighter who broke through to the top with incredible speed. Recall, Gane made his MMA debut in August 2018, and a year later presented himself on the biggest stage.
In the famous Octagon, his power was first felt by Raphael Pessoa, followed by victories over Don'Tale Mayes and Tanner Boser, and in the last match, he reached a perfect 7-0 by stopping former champion Junior dos Santos.
"I've only been in MMA for three years, and before that, I only spent three years in Thai boxing. Every time in my career there is a 'boom' and I suddenly take a few steps forward. So it was after my fight with Junior.
dos Santos. " Now follows a match with Rosenstruik who is fourth on the challenging ladder in the heavyweight division. "If I win, I think I'll prove I deserve a place at the top. This is a good 'matchup'
Two young and good hitters. You can expect a big war. If I win, I think I'll be in the combinations to attack the title," Gane said in the announcement of this match. And Derrick Lewis, would that fight make sense as well? "Anyone, anytime."
People expect a very fast and violent fight, and you? "I'm not exactly that type of fighter. But ... If I have to fight like that, then I'll do it. Because I can definitely fight like that. This is a fight arranged in five rounds, we'll see."
Rumor has it that you don't watch your opponents fight, Rosenstruik thinks it's a lie? "I don't watch my opponents' fights. That's what my coaches do. I looked maybe ... Honestly, I don't think I've seen a single whole fight from Jairzinho.
I'm someone who is focused on their strengths, and for this, I have coaches who have shown that they do a good job." And, what do the coaches say, where do they see the biggest risk in this match? "He's very strong.
He has strong punches that can knock you out." Finally, what can we expect? "A real presentation of martial arts and a show for fans," concluded the French heavyweight.