It must be pick on Junior dos Santos week over at Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) headquarters, because after the free fight video of Jairzinho Rozenstruik knocking him out was released, the follow up bout featuring Ciryl Gane doing the same to “Cigano” was made available for your viewing pleasure
Then again, Gane’s two other stoppages inside the Octagon were submission wins over Raphael Pessoa and Tanner Boser, and they weren’t as eye-popping as his destruction of the former 265-pound champion was, which occurred this past December at UFC 256.
That said, it seemed the promotion had no other choice but to roll with the “Cigano” knockout to hype up UFC Vegas 20 a bit more.
While “Cigano” seems to be on his way down after suffering four straight knockout losses, Gane and Rozenstruick are on the rise, bringing some much-needed new blood to UFC’s 265-pound weight class.
Gane is undefeated at 7-0, winning all four of his UFC fights, three via stoppage .As for Rozenstruik, he suffered his first and only loss in mixed martial arts (MMA) at the hands of Francis Ngannou, who knocked out “Big Boy” in 20 seconds at UFC 249. Other than that setback, Rozenstruik has shined inside the Octagon, with all of his victories come by way of knockout.
Now, the two big men will throw down in what is sure-to-be a hard-hitting and violent affair which will likely see one of them seeing stars this Sat. night (Feb. 27) in the main event of UFC Vegas 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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