Welcome back MMA fans! my name is Eric from primal mma and today we bring to you a brand new video about your up and coming favourite French fighter: Ciryl Gane
With his last incredible win over Jairzinho rozenstruik, Ciryl gane is looking at a top 5 spot in the heavyweight rankings and is to face Alex volkov in june of 2021. the young french fighter is a true specimen and has an arsenal of incredible striking and powerfull ground game submissions.
Now let’s dive right into the top 10 facts you did NOT know about Cyril Gane
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Number 10: Ciryl Gane is a very private guy
Gane was born on 12 April 1990, under Aries’ sun sign in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Furthermore, he is quite private with his early life, family background, and academics. Additionally, he must be respecting his parent’s identity as he hasn’t disclosed it yet.
Ciryl Gane is a 28-year-old heavyweight prospect from France. Prior to entering mixed martial arts, Gane compiled a 13-0 record in kickboxing with wins over Brice Guidon, Yassine Boughanem and Daniel Lentie. Although it is believed that he was on his way to becoming a top heavyweight kickboxer, Gane made the decision to transition to mixed martial arts.
Gane trains out of MMA Factory under the guidance of Fernand Lopez. MMA Factory has produced a lot of top fighters including Christian M’Pumbu, the Lapilus brothers and most recently Francis Ngannou.
Number 9: Ciryl Gane is a true heavyweight specimen as joe rogan would say
One of the most unique aspects of Gane’s game is his footwork and movement for a heavyweight. Gane effortlessly switches stances, patiently picks his shots, and even shows off moments of athletic brilliance when he jumps sky-high with his flying knees. It is hard to believe that Ciryl Gane is only 7-0 in his mixed martial arts campaign. Gane fights more like he’s 15-0. Either this guy is a one-in-a-lifetime prodigy, or someones lying to us about his record.. Or both. All eyes will be watching to see what Ciryl Gane can do as the level of competition steadily increases in a division where all it takes is one punch to end anyones night.
Number 8: he had a thriving muay thai career.
Ciryl Gane is a two-time national Muay Thai champion. Apart from it, he is also the undefeated player of Muay Thai with a career record of 12-0. During that tenure, Gane met Fernand Lopez, who introduced and coached him for MMA.
Therewith, Gane entered into the MMA for the first time in 2018 and made his debut on 2nd August 2018. Apparently, Gane had a successful debut at TKO Fight Night 1 against Bobby Sullivan.
As their match took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where they fought for the vacant TKO heavyweight championship. Altogether, Gane claimed the match with submission in the first round through a front choke.
Number 7: He Has a flawless MMA record
Coached by Fernand Lopez, Ciryl Gane made his professional MMA debut in 2018. He was first contracted to the Canadian MMA promotion TKO, where his first fight was for the vacant TKO heavyweight championship, against Bobby Sullivan. He won the title fight in the first round through a front choke.
He defended the heavyweight championship a month later against Adam Dyczka, winning the fight in the second round via a TKO. His third fight in TKO, and his second title defense, was against Roggers Souza, which he won in the first round by a TKO
Ciryl Gane has never lost a mixed martial arts fight up untill now.
Number 6: He has an incredible ground game for a heavyweight.
In addition to Gane’s beautiful striking arsenal, he also possesses finishing ability on the mat as well. In Gane’s UFC debut versus Raphael Pessoa, “Bon Gamin” effortlessly dragged his Brazilian foe to the mat and finished him with an arm triangle choke in the first round. The very next fight versus Don’Tayle Mayes, Gane put on an absolute clinic outstriking Mayes 50 to 14 on head strikes and 30 to 5 on body strikes. To add insult to injury, after thoroughly dominating his opponent for every second of the fight, Gane decided to drop back for a heel hook with less than 20 seconds left in the fight, and successfully got the tap. When was the last time you saw a heavyweight fighter with a decorated striking background winning fights via heel hook? I’m going to guess never. Enter Ciryl Gane.
Number 5: Cyril Gane has incredible striking stats.
Ciryl Gane doesn’t just possess some of the best standup skills in all of the UFC heavyweight division, he also has the stats to back it up. When you talk about beautiful numbers, you talk about the fact that Ciryl Gane lands 5.61 strikes per minute while only absorbing 1.95. You mention that Ciryl Gane hits at a 54% clip and defends 73% of the strikes thrown against him. Its even more impressive that Gane defends at that rate while fighting with his hands down. In a sense, Gane is playing with fire by emulating a smaller mans game in the big boys weight class.
Number 4: he is undefeated in the UFC
Just within a year into MMA, Ciryl Gane gained his UFC contract and stepped in it for more fights. Altogether, his promotional debut came on 10 August 2019 against Raphael Pessoa.
Consequently, they fought at UFC on ESPN+ 14: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 in Montevideo, Uruguay. As their match aired live on Prelims, Gane claimed the victory via an arm-triangle choke at the end of the first round.
“After only one year of competition, I signed for the UFC, which had spotted me, and that changes everything in terms of reputation, salary. Now, I can finally say that I live from my sport and my job.”
after his fire debut, he went on to take breath taking wins over Don’Tale Mayes, Tanner broser, Junior dos santos and jairzinho rozenstruik. the last 2 being top contenders. it looks like Gane soon is to fight for the UFC heavy weight belt against a former training partner in Francis ngannou.
but first, he faces Alexander volkov on june 26. which will definitely be a test of skill.
Number 3: Ciryl Gane’s net worth is building quickly.
Similar to his other personal information, Ciryl Gane hasn’t disclosed or discussed his net worth yet. Therefore, we estimate his net worth to be around $3 to $4 million. In the bargain, Gane has career earnings of $ 216,500. Additionally, he earns around $5000 to $50,000 for a single fight.
Apart from it, Ciryl also endorses the footwear and apparel care brand DFNS. Furthermore, he is also the Social Inclusion Ambassador for the Greater Paris Authority.
“I am thrilled to begin this new adventure with DFNS. It’s important to me to move forward with ethical brands that match my lifestyle as a fighter. DFNS is a perfect fit that offers solutions in terms of design, function, and innovative approach. I am looking forward to a long-lasting relationship with DFNS who share the same values and vision as me.” -Ciryl Gane
Number 2: Gane faced controversy after winning over UFC legend dos santos
Immediately following Ciryl Gane’s 2nd round knockout victory over former champion Junior dos Santos, “Cigano” protested the result and claimed that the fight ending blow landed on the back of the head. A few days after the fight, dos Santos took to instagram to voice his opinion on the stoppage. Dos Santos’ frustration is understandable considering he’s on the downside of his career and sometimes fighters have a tough time accepting they are no longer performing on the level they once did. In this specific case, the elbow landed by Ciryl Gane was perfectly legal, and there is literally zero chance his win gets overturned to a no contest. Ciryl Gane defeated Junior dos Santos fair and square.
Number 1: There might be a Heavyweight clash between 2 french fighters.
Ciryl Gane is a former training partner of #1 UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou. The two originally met at the MMA Factory in Paris, France under coach Fernand Lopez, where they came up together at the beginning of their careers. The two don’t practice together as much as they used to due to Ngannou currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although Gane and Ngannou are no longer training partners, they remain friends and are complimentary towards each other in interviews. Fans have often wondered if Gane and Ngannou will one day meet inside the octagon if the opportunity presents itself. Only time will tell.
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