What Is Ciryl Gane’s Fighting Style? The Achievements and Record of the UFC Heavyweight

Published 07/27/2021, 11:32 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 is set to return to the UFC Octagon next month as he takes on Derrick Lewis with the interim heavyweight title on the line. Gane has a unique fighting style compared to other heavyweights. The Frenchman relies on movement and range control rather than on his powers.

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Needless to say, this has been a very welcome change for the fans as they enjoy seeing a heavyweight fighter use those skills inside the Octagon. Most top fighters of the division rely on wild haymakers. But Gane has the perfect remedy for those and is expected to be a stern challenge for ‘The Black Beast’.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 11: Ciryl Gane of France poses on the scale during the UFC 256 weigh-in at UFC APEX on December 11, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Gane made his professional MMA debut in 2018 only. Before that, ‘Bon Gamin’ used to be a Muay-Thai fighter. That base has helped him immensely as he has successfully transitioned to the sport of mixed martial arts. Here we take a detailed look at Gane’s Muay-Thai career and record.

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Ciryl Gane: Muay-Thai career and record

In 2016, Gane made his professional debut as a Muay-Thai fighter under the AFMT promotion. He won his debut fight via second-round T/KO. He also became the champion of the promotion in the process. After another decision win, Gane took on K-1 veteran, Brice Guidon. He won the fight via knockout.

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Two more knockout victories set the French fighter up for a clash with WBC Muay-Thai champion, Yassine Boughanem at the Duel 2 promotion. ‘Bon Gamin’ won the contest via decision. That was his last fight in Muay-Thai. He then decided to switch to MMA with a Muay-Thai record of 6-0 under his belt.

Needless to mention, his Muay-Thai background has helped him immensely to transition to the sport of MMA. His range control and the ability to mix kicks with punches are something that makes him so special. He has gotten off to a flying start to his MMA and UFC career. If ‘Bon Gamin‘ can eventually become a UFC champion, remains to be seen.

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What do you make of Ciryl Gane’s Muay-Thai record? Will he be a UFC champion in the near future? let us know your thoughts.

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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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