‘He is the Evolution of MMA at Heavyweight’- Daniel Cormier Extremely Impressed With Ciryl Gane Ahead of UFC 265

Published 08/06/2021, 12:46 AM EDT


Ciryl Gane has ascended to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division in impressive fashion. ‘Bon Gamin’ made his promotional debut in August 2019. Almost exactly two years later, he fights for the interim title against a knockout artist in Derrick Lewis

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 25: Ciryl Gane steps on the scale for the official weigh-in for UFC Vegas 30 on June 25, 2021, at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Gane has been extremely impressive in the UFC. He has not only maintained his unbeaten streak; he has also won over a lot of fans and pundits alike with his striking prowess. 

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In a recent interview, Daniel Cormier shared his thoughts on Gane and his fight style. He said, “I think about Ciryl Gane and he is a soft-spoken guy. He understands that he is not a big-time trash talker, he talks with his hands and feet and movement…. So when I talk about Ciryl Gane, I feel honestly like he is like the evolution of mixed martial arts at the heavyweight division.”

DC’ continued, “Francis is bigger, Francis is powerful, we have seen guys like that before. Derrick Lewis is like that. We have not seen a Ciryl Gane though. A guy that moves the way that he moves, that can pick you apart, that can keep you at range. And do the things that he has done. That is why I am so interested in this fight between Derrick and Ciryl.”

Can Ciryl Gane bring back gold to France?

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Bon Gamin’ has an unblemished record as a UFC fighter. He is 6-0 in the UFC and is fighting for the interim belt in just his seventh fight in the UFC. Out of his six wins, Gane has secured stoppage wins in 50% of his fights. ‘Bon Gamin’ is not known as a one-punch knockout artist. However, his precision and striking accuracy are second to none, which helps him secure knockout wins over his opponents. 

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‘Bon Gamin’ was a kickboxer before transitioning to MMA. As a kickboxer, ‘Bon Gamin’ was undefeated with a perfect record of 13-0. He has transitioned well into MMA and his game is heavily based on his kickboxing foundation. Gane has been under the tutelage of Fernand Lopez at the MMA factory for a long time now. And the two will hope to get UFC gold back to France.

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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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