After the excitement provided by UFC Fight Night 185, where we watched Derrick Lewis ’big night, another event from the UFC Fight Night series will be led by a heavyweight match. Ciryl Gane and Jairzinho Rozenstruik will be looking for their place among those who can hope to attack the title, but no less important are some more fights from the program, especially what is offered by the co-title match of the new top martial arts program.
Ciryl Gane (7-0, 4-0 UFC) very quickly became a hit fighter of the category that as a rule craves new potentials and talents. He is not a young fighter, since he will soon turn 31, but as soon as a new name appears, it is a real refreshment, especially if after the first two fights many people think that he is a future champion.
After four UFC fights, where in his last performance he dominantly defeated the former champion, such announcements rarely sound unrealistic to anyone. For the fifth UFC victory, worthy of Top 5 status, they will go against another fighter who has refreshed the category in a short time.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1, 5-1 UFC) has already come across an opportunity like this once, but for what Francis Ngannou is offering in May last year, he was not yet ready. He was coldly knocked out in the first real attack of the Cameroonian, but "Bigi Boy" returned very quickly with a victory over Junior Dos Santos, the same fighter mentioned above as the champion that Ghana defeated.
Suriname will enter this fight between two kickboxers as a more experienced fighter, but also as an outsider. His job will be to defend the position of the fourth fighter in the heavyweight rankings and stay in the circle of candidates for the title attack.
It is rumored that the winner of this fight should actually be in a duel against Derrick Lewis for the challenger, i.e. that fighter who should attack the title after Jon Jones. But these are just speculations that it is too early to talk about.
At the biggest exam since joining the UFC will be Magomed Ankalaev (14-1, 5-1 UFC), who continues his journey to the top of the second toughest UFC division in the title fight of this event, against Nikita Krylov (26-7, 8- 5 UFC).
It is a fight in which, according to the fighters' summary, we can expect a break. Namely, Krylov achieved 25 of his 26 victories in this way. In fact, he only registered his last victory, which he achieved in March last year against Johnny Walker, by a judge's decision.
Ankalaev is currently in a series of five victories, four of which he achieved by knockout, and he is especially dangerous with leg kicks. In fact, he has four wins thanks to the leg kicks. Certainly this is going to be one of the most exciting UFC nights