Derek Brunson, Chael Sonnen, Belal Muhammad React to Ciryl Gane’s Dominant TKO Win Over Derrick Lewis at UFC 265

Published 08/08/2021, 1:50 AM EDT


Ciryl Gane stopped Derrick Lewis in round 3 to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion. ‘Bon Gamin’ completely outclassed ‘The Black Beast’. He kept moving in and out of range and landed some chopping leg kicks on his opponent. Those kicks proved to be decisive as they severely compromised Lewis. It was yet another clinic from the undefeated French heavyweight.

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Now, ‘Bon Gamin’, who already has some finishes over a few of the top heavyweights in the history of the UFC, is expected to fight Francis Ngannou next in a unification bout.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 26: Ciryl Gane of France battles Alexander Volkov of Russia in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC fans and fighters kept a close eye on how things unfolded in the main event of the pay-per-view. With Lewis having the chance to become a UFC champion in front of his hometown, the anticipation was high. However, he was clearly no match for Gane. Pros reacted to the fight on Twitter.

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Twitter reacts to Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane at UFC 265

Needless to mention, almost everyone was in awe of Gane’s flawless performance. Many predicted he is going to rule the heavyweight division of the UFC for years to come.

Welterweight contender, Belal Muhammad came up with an idea of a fatal 4-way match between Francis Ngannou, Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic, and Gane for the heavyweight belt.

The famous boxing trainer, Teddy Atlas, found similarities in style between Lewis and Deontay Wilder. Atlas believes both fighters are one-dimensional and depend on haymakers to get the better of their opponents.

Chael Sonnen called Gane a one-in-a-million talent. Another middleweight, Derek Brunson, found similarities between Gane with Stephen Thompson.

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Gane, who was absolutely levels above Lewis, proved to be kryptonite for brawlers yet again. Now, an intriguing narrative will center on ‘Bon Gamin’ potentially neutralizing his former teammate, Ngannou, just like he neutralized Lewis.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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