No. 4-ranked heavyweight contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik squared off against No. 7-ranked Ciryl Gane at the conclusion of today’s UFC Vegas 20 weigh-in event, held in advance of their five-round headliner tomorrow night (Sat., Feb. 27) at APEX center in Las Vegas.
Get complete UFC Vegas 20 weigh-in results and video here.
Rozenstruik (11-1) jumped out to 10 straight wins in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, culminating in consecutive knockout victories over longtime veterans Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem. Unfortunately, his march to the 265-pound title would be halted by the fists of top contender Francis Ngannou, but “Bigi Boy” got right back into the win column with a second-round finish against ex-heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.
As for Gane (7-0), he’s also coming off a second-round stoppage over “Cigano” after winning his first three fights under the UFC banner. “Bon Gamin” is currently undefeated with finishes over Raphael Pessoa and Don’Tale Mayes, just to name a few. No question a victory over Rozenstruik puts Gane one or two wins away from a heavyweight title shot, though I don’t think he shares “Bigi Boy’s” outlook on waiting for the division crown.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 20 fight card tomorrow night, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 5 p.m. ET, then the remaining main card balance on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET.