Ciryl Gane is temporary champ: UFC has 'the most dangerous man on the planet'

Cyril Jane is a temporary champion
New UFC “The Most Dangerous Man on the Planet”

In the UFC heavyweight division, one punch is often enough to end a fight. In the battle for the interim heavyweight belt, the agility and wit of Frenchman Jean, who dominates his opponent Derek Lewis, pay off.

A Frenchman at the top of the UFC: Cyril Jean won the provisional heavyweight belt after a third-round technical knockout at UFC 265 in Houston against American Derek Lewis. The temporary title dissolution came because reigning champion Francis Ngannou was unable to agree a fight with Lewis after winning the title in March. To combine the two titles, next time Ngannou will face Gane, who is undefeated in all of his 10 professional MMA fights.

The UFC heavyweight division rises to a maximum weight of 120 kg. In this weight class, one punch is often enough to end a fight. That’s why the UFC likes to refer to the heavyweight champion as “Baddest Man on the Planet”.

What makes Gane so dangerous is his agility and fighter intelligence in a fairly discreet weight class. UFC legend and former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier said after the fight that the 1.96-meter chicken moves like a middleweight fighter. Against Louis, the flexibility and speed of the French, who had been fighting in the MMA for only three years, paid off in full.

In the first two rounds, Gene worked on his opponent with clean strikes, constantly changing his width and making it nearly impossible for Lewis to land on his own. The decision then began with targeted kicks against Lewis’s heavier calf by about ten kilograms, which faltered in the third round after a violent injury to the left leg and received more punches from Jean.

Leg stability went with Lewis and Jane chased. When the American in a protective position on the ground did not react to the blows of the French, the referee intervened and declared the battle resolved. “Happy and proud,” Jin said after the fight. He is now looking forward to meeting Ngannou, whom he already knows well – both of whom have been coaching partners for a long time.

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