Everything You Need to Know About Ciryl Gane’s Unbeaten Kickboxing Record

Published 08/03/2021, 11:10 AM EDT
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – OCTOBER 26: Ciryl Gane of France celebrates his submission victory over Don’Tale Mayes in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Singapore Indoor Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Singapore. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Ciryl Gane’s ascension to the top of the heavyweight division in the UFC has been rapid. Just six fights into his UFC career, Gane finds himself fighting for UFC gold against arguably his toughest test to date. ‘Bon Gamin’ will take on Derrick Lewis for the interim heavyweight title at UFC 265. ‘Bon Gamin’ has never tasted defeat in his professional career, be it in kickboxing or as a professional mixed martial artist. 

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And will be aiming to keep it that way against a fighter who is tied for the most T/KO wins in UFC history. Ahead of the fight, we take a closer look at Gane’s kickboxing career. ‘Bon Gamin’ was introduced to Muay Thai by a friend and immediately took a liking to the sport. After a stint of training, Gane decided to turn pro. During his time as a kickboxer, he competed at local promotions in France. 

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Bon Gamin’ secured an impressive record of 13-0 as a kickboxer. Out of his 13 wins, 9 have come via T/KO. Gane does not have one-punch knockout power that the other heavyweights in the UFC have. However, Gane lands his shots with unmatched precision, which has a devastating effect. ‘Bon Gamin’ relies heavily on kickboxing and Muay Thai during fights. He is extremely light on his feet for a heavyweight and uses kicks frequently. 

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Can Ciryl Gane follow the footsteps of former training partner Francis Ngannou and secure UFC gold?

‘Bon Gamin’ has been under the tutelage of Fernand Lopez for a long time now. Lopez famously developed Ngannou into the monster he is today and was with him until the pair recently split up. This is not the first time that Lopez’s pupil will fight for a UFC belt and has prior experience.

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Therefore, he will surely be able to assist Gane and prepare him well for the biggest fight of his life. A win against Lewis would also set up an epic fight against former training partner and current world heavyweight champion in the UFC, Francis Ngannou. 

Do you think Ciryl Gane can get the job done against Derrick Lewis at UFC 265? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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