Ciryl Gane took his stock to new heights last weekend at UFC 265 with a dominant TKO win over Derrick Lewis to win the interim heavyweight title (highlights HERE). The victory propelled Gane to 7-0 under the UFC banner and now lines him up for a clash with former training partner and current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou later this year (or next).
Gane, who turned pro just three years ago, made it look easy against Lewis. “Black Beast” is widely regarded as one of the best knockout artists in UFC history and was riding a four-fight win streak, but he still struggled to connect much of anything. Instead, it was the patience and precision of Gane that allowed him to break Lewis down and score a third-round finish.
As always, UFC is rolling out the post-fight coverage with an all-new edition of “Fight Motion,” which brings us UFC 265 replays in super-slow motion. It’s pretty impressive to watch, especially considering the dominance displayed by Gane in just his 10th professional fight. Check out the UFC 265 “Fight Motion” video in the above player.
Gane, 31, now has to prepare to face arguably the most destructive heavyweight in MMA history. Ngannou has been absolutely obliterating opponents of late and certainly has the power to match the precision of “Bon Gamin.” Things should get interesting to say the least.
For complete UFC 265 results and coverage click here.