Referee cards decided eight of the nine fights we watched Saturday night through UFC Vegas 20 events. Ciryl Gane (8-0) is undefeated even after his eighth professional appearance. The great French heavyweight in Las Vegas defeated Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-2) with a unanimous and convincing referee's decision.
‘Bon Gamin’ won all five rounds. His movement and distance control were simply an unsolvable puzzle for the Surinamese figther who was too reserved in this fight. He hit Gane from a distance, nicely combined hand and foot techniques, dodged in time, and actually won against his fourth-ranked opponent without any major problems.
Rozenstruik was outplayed, and he can regret not trying to do anything more in this match Gane has shown that he is a great fighter again and it seems that he has great successes ahead of him. Whoever is the next opponent will have a tough job against Gane It was not a fight in which we were close to a break, only in the fourth round maybe one knee could create more serious problems for Rosenstruik, but Herb Dean estimated that it was an illegal blow to the groin.
The fight continued quickly after that, and the footage showed that the famous judge may have made a mistake.
Krylov vs Anakalaev
In the title fight of the evening, we watched two great light heavyweights and the sixth victory in a row of Magomed Ankalayev.
It was a fight in which Nikita Krylov had a slightly better opening, but Ankalaev was more specific through the second and third rounds, and with the pulling down he reached a turning point on the referee's cards. Ankalaev was better during the match, more focused, and seems to have had a well-prepared tactic that brought him success this time.
It was not a fight in which we were close to a break, only in the fourth round maybe one knee could create more serious problems for Rosenstruik, but Herb Dean estimated that it was an illegal blow to the groin. Pedro Munhoz defeated Jimmie Rivera in the best fight of the evening by a unanimous decision of the judges.
Mayra Bueno Silva and Montana De La Rosa played the match without a winner, thanks to the fact that the Brazilian fighter was left without one point due to catching the fence. Let us also mention that at the opening of the main program, Alex Caceres defeated Kevin Croome by a unanimous decision.
And the only break we saw in the introductory program was in a fight in which Ronnie Lawrence stopped Vince Cacher (TKO) in the middle of the third round.