Craziest Finishes by UFC Heavyweight Ciryl Gane

Published 07/20/2021, 3:03 PM 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 is currently #3 in the heavyweight roster of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has an impressive record of (9-0) in his professional MMA career. Gane is undefeated (6-0) in his UFC career. The latter has three T/KO wins and three submission wins under his name.

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Currently, on a 9-fight win streak, Gane will clash against the American fighter Derrick Lewis at UFC 265. It is an interim UFC heavyweight bout. This match is a headliner at the pay-per-view.

Ahead of his big match at UFC 265, we look at Ciryl Gane’s top craziest finishes inside the octagon.

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Ciryl Gane vs Raphael Pessoa

The France native made his UFC debut on 10th August 2019. He faced Pessoa at the UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 in a heavyweight bout.

It was a debut match for both the heavyweight fighters. The French fighter looked confident in his first UFC match. He dominated the fight right after the start bell. Pessoa tried to retaliate. However, he lost his UFC debut bout via an arm-triangle choke at the end of the first round.

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Second submission win in the UFC

In his second UFC fight, Gane faced Don’Tale Mayes on October 26th, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs Askren. Both the fighters exchanged heavy strikes right after the first belt. However, the round came to the end with both the fighters still on their feet.

Gane’s speed is outstanding inside the octagon and it is a significant advantage over his opponent. Mayes couldn’t retaliate to Gane’s strikes.

Gane scored a takedown in the third round of the round and found an opportunity to convert it into a heel hook, forcing Mayes to tap out with just 13 seconds left in the fight.

Ciryl Gane’s First KO Win in the UFC

Gane faced the former heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos, at UFC 256. The French native was on an amazing 6-fight win streak when he squared off against the former champion inside the octagon.

Gane looked sharp in the first round of the bout. He controlled the fight with his quick strikes throughout the rounds. Santos couldn’t retaliate to Gane’s heavy blows.

The French fighter hit Santos with a lethal right elbow, followed by vicious punches, flattening him to the mat.

Santos claimed it was an illegal blow from Gane, as it was behind the head. However, it was ruled a legal blow. For Santos, this decision marked his defeat in his last UFC fight. Meanwhile, Gane continued his win streak.

What are your thoughts on Ciryl Gane’s undefeated UFC career? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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