Ciryl Gane

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Ciryl Gane
Born (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 31)
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Other namesBon Gamin
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[1]
Weight247 lb (112 kg; 17 st 9 lb)[1]
Reach81 in (206 cm)[2]
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofParis, France
TeamMMA Factory
TrainerFernand Lopez
Years active2018–present (MMA)
2014–2018 (Muay Thai)
Kickboxing record
By knockout9
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission3
By decision3
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ciryl Jacky Gane[3] (born 12 April 1990) is a French mixed martial artist who competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship where he is the current Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion. A professional fighter since 2016, he has also formerly competed for TKO Major League MMA where he was the Heavyweight Champion.[4] As of August 9, 2021, he is #14 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings.[5]

Early life[edit]

Gane was born in La Roche-sur-Yon, and is of Guadeloupean descent through his father. His father Romain Gane was a bus driver, and footballer in the Division d'Honneur. As a youth, Gane played football and basketball. Despite his sporting talent, Gane decided to work in sales at a furniture store and he joined a work-study program in Paris. During this time, a former classmate introduced Gane to Muay Thai.[6]

Muay Thai career[edit]

Gane made his professional debut on June 4, 2016, in a AFMT Muay thai heavyweight title fight against Jérémy Jeanne. He won the fight by a second-round knockout.[7]

After a decision win against Samih Bachar, Gane was scheduled to fight the K-1 veteran Brice Guidon at La Nuit Des Titans. He beat Guidon by a third-round knockout.[8]

Gane was scheduled to defend his AFMT title against Jonathan Gengoul at Muay Thai Spirit 5.[9] He won the fight by a first-round knockout.[10]

At Warriors Night, Gane beat Bangaly Keita by a third-round knockout.[11] He was then scheduled to fight the multiple-time WBC Muaythai champion Yassine Boughanem at Duel 2. Gane won the fight by decision.[12]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[13]

He defended the heavyweight championship a month later against Adam Dyczka, winning the fight in the second round via a TKO.[14] His third fight in TKO, and his second title defense, was against Roggers Souza, which he won in the first round by a TKO.[15]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Gane made his promotional debut on August 10, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 against Raphael Pessoa.[16] Gane won the fight by an arm triangle choke at the end of the first round.[17]

Gane faced Don'Tale Mayes on October 26, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren. Gane won the fight by a heel hook in the third round, earning him a Performance of the Night bonus.[18]

Gane faced Tanner Boser on December 21, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie.[19] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[20]

Gane was scheduled to face Shamil Abdurakhimov on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249.[21] However, on March 5, 2020 it was announced that Gane was forced to pull out from the event after suffering pneumothorax during training.[22] The bout was eventually rescheduled for July 11, 2020 at UFC 251.[23] Subsequently, the pairing was cancelled a second time and scrapped from this event in mid-June as Abdurikhimov was removed from the bout for undisclosed reasons. In turn, Gane was expected to face Sergei Pavlovich on August 8, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 174.[24] Pavlovich however had to pull out because of an injury.[25] Therefore the original fight against Shamil Abdurakhimov was scheduled again on September 26, 2020 at UFC 253;[26] however, the bout was rescheduled again to UFC Fight Night 180 on October 18, 2020.[27] The bout fell through once again as Abdurakhimov pulled out due to undisclosed reasons on September 28, 2020 and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Ante Delija.[28] On October 14, 2020, it was announced that the bout was cancelled due to Delija's contractual problems with his previous deal with the PFL.[29]

Gane faced Junior dos Santos on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256.[30] He won the fight via technical knockout in the second round.[31]

Gane faced Jairzinho Rozenstruik on February 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 186.[32] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[33]

Gane faced Alexander Volkov on June 26, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 190.[34] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[35]

Gane faced Derrick Lewis on August 7, 2021 at UFC 265 for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship.[36] He won the one-sided fight via technical knockout in round three.[37] This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.[38]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Muay Thai[edit]

  • Académie Française de Muay Thaï
    • AFMT National 201 lbs Title (One time)
      • One successful title defense

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
10 matches 10 wins 0 losses
By knockout 4 0
By submission 3 0
By decision 3 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 10–0 Derrick Lewis TKO (punches) UFC 265 7 August 2021 3 4:11 Houston, Texas, United States Won the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship. Performance of the Night.
Win 9–0 Alexander Volkov Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov 26 June 2021 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–0 Jairzinho Rozenstruik Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane 27 February 2021 5 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Junior dos Santos TKO (elbow) UFC 256 12 December 2020 2 2:34 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 6–0 Tanner Boser Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie 21 December 2019 3 5:00 Busan, South Korea
Win 5–0 Don'Tale Mayes Submission (heel hook) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren 26 October 2019 3 4:46 Kallang, Singapore Performance of the Night.
Win 4–0 Raphael Pessoa Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 10 August 2019 1 4:42 Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 3–0 Roggers Souza TKO (punches) TKO 48: Souza vs Gane 24 May 2019 1 4:26 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada Defended the TKO Heavyweight Championship.
Win 2–0 Adam Dyczka TKO (punches) TKO 44: Hunter vs Barriault 21 September 2018 2 4:57 Québec City, Quebec, Canada Defended the TKO Heavyweight Championship.
Win 1–0 Bobby Sullivan Submission (front choke) TKO Fight Night 1 2 August 2018 1 1:42 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Heavyweight debut. Won the vacant TKO Heavyweight Championship.


Muay Thai record[edit]

Professional Muay Thai record
13 Wins (9 (T)KO's, 4 Decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time Record
June 9, 2018 Win Cameroon Daniel Lentie La Nuit De l'Impact IV France Saintes, France TKO 1 N/A 13–0
October 28, 2017 Win Belgium Yassine Boughanem Duel 2 France Paris, France Decision 3 3:00 12–0
May 27, 2017 Win France Bangaly Keita Warriors Night France Paris, France TKO 3 N/A 11–0
April 22, 2017 Win France Jonathan Gengoul Muay Thai Spirit 5 France Les Herbiers, France KO 1 N/A 10–0
Defended the AFMT Muay thai National Title (201 lb.)
March 18, 2017 Win France Brice Guidon La Nuit Des Titans France Tours, France TKO 3 N/A 9–0
November 5, 2016 Win France Samih Bachar Gala des 5 Nations France Nanterre, France Decision 3 3:00 8–0
June 4, 2016 Win France Jérémy Jeanne Hurricane Fighting 3 France Châlons-en-Champagne, France TKO 2 N/A 7–0
Won the AFMT Muay thai National Title (201 lb.)
April 2, 2016 Win Tunisia Imed Souissi 8e Défi des Champions France M’Saken, Tunisie KO 1 N/A 6–0
December 10, 2015 Win France Brandon Mobi Paris Fight France Paris, France Decision 3 3:00 5–0
October 31, 2015 Win France Brandon Mobi Show Thaï 13 France Aubervilliers, France Decision 3 3:00 4–0
May 8, 2015 Win France Jonathan Gengoul Show Thaï 12 France Aubervilliers, France KO 2 N/A 3–0
February 15, 2015 Win France Yann Kouadja Super Fight France Paris, France KO 2 N/A 2–0
November 1, 2014 Win Republic of the Congo Cyril Omahri Show Thaï 10 France Aubervilliers, France KO 1 N/A 1–0
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]


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