|Born||12 April 1990|
La Roche-sur-Yon, France
|Other names||Bon Gamin|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||247 lb (112 kg; 17 st 9 lb)|
|Reach||81 in (206 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Paris, France|
|Team||MMA Factory (2017–present)|
|Years active||2018–present (MMA)|
2014–2018 (Muay Thai)
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Ciryl Gane (born 12 April 1990) is a French professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Heavyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion. A professional fighter since 2014, Gane has also formerly competed for TKO Major League MMA where he was the Heavyweight Champion. As of March 29, 2022, he is #1 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
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.
Muay Thai career
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.
At Warriors Night, Gane beat Bangaly Keita by a third-round knockout. He was then scheduled to fight the multiple-time WBC Muaythai champion Yassine Boughanem at Duel 2. Gane won the fight by decision.
Mixed martial arts career
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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Gane made his promotional debut on August 10, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 against Raphael Pessoa. Gane won the fight by an arm triangle choke at the end of the first round.
Gane was scheduled to face Shamil Abdurakhimov on April 18, 2020 at UFC 249. However, on March 5, 2020 it was announced that Gane was forced to pull out from the event after suffering pneumothorax during training. The bout was eventually rescheduled for July 11, 2020 at UFC 251. Subsequently, the pairing was cancelled a second time and scrapped from this event in mid-June as Abdurakhimov 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. Pavlovich however had to pull out because of an injury. Therefore the original fight against Shamil Abdurakhimov was scheduled again on September 26, 2020 at UFC 253; however, the bout was rescheduled again to UFC Fight Night 180 on October 18, 2020. 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. 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.
Gane faced Derrick Lewis on August 7, 2021 at UFC 265 for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship. He won the one-sided fight via technical knockout in round three. This fight earned him the Performance of the Night award.
Gane faced Francis Ngannou for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on January 22, 2022 at UFC 270. Gane was ahead after the first two rounds, but Ngannou switched to wrestling and controlled him for the majority rounds three through five. He lost the fight via unanimous decision, marking his first defeat in any martial arts competition.
Championships and accomplishments
- Académie Française de Muay Thaï
- AFMT National Title +91 kg (+201 lb) (One time)
- One successful title defense
- AFMT National Title +91 kg (+201 lb) (One time)
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- TKO Major League MMA
- 2021 Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
Mixed martial arts record
|12 matches||11 wins||1 loss|
|Win||11–1||Tai Tuivasa||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Tuivasa||September 3, 2022||3||4:23||Paris, France||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||10–1||Francis Ngannou||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 270||January 22, 2022||5||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States||For the UFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||10–0||Derrick Lewis||TKO (punches)||UFC 265||August 7, 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||June 26, 2021||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–0||Jairzinho Rozenstruik||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane||February 27, 2021||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–0||Junior dos Santos||TKO (elbow)||UFC 256||December 12, 2020||2||2:34||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||6–0||Tanner Boser||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie||December 21, 2019||3||5:00||Busan, South Korea|
|Win||5–0||Don'Tale Mayes||Submission (heel hook)||UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren||October 26, 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||August 10, 2019||1||4:12||Montevideo, Uruguay|
|Win||3–0||Roggers Souza||TKO (punches)||TKO 48: Souza vs Gane||May 24, 2019||1||4:26||Gatineau, Quebec, Canada||Defended the TKO Heavyweight Championship.|
|Win||2–0||Adam Dyczka||TKO (punches)||TKO 44: Hunter vs Barriault||September 21, 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||August 2, 2018||1||1:42||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Heavyweight debut. Won the vacant TKO Heavyweight Championship.|
|1.||UFC 265||Lewis vs. Gane||Houston, Texas||Toyota Center||300,000|
|2.||UFC 270||Ngannou vs. Gane||Anaheim, California||Honda Center||300,000|
Muay Thai record
|13 Wins (9 (T)KOs, 4 Decisions), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|June 9, 2018||Win||Daniel Lentie||La Nuit De l'Impact IV||Saintes, France||TKO||1||N/A||13–0|
|October 28, 2017||Win||Yassine Boughanem||Duel 2||Paris, France||Decision||3||3:00||12–0|
|May 27, 2017||Win||Bangaly Keita||Warriors Night||Paris, France||TKO||3||N/A||11–0|
|April 22, 2017||Win||Jonathan Gengoul||Muay Thai Spirit 5||Les Herbiers, France||KO||1||N/A||10–0|
|Defended the AFMT Muay thai National Title +201 lb (+91 kg)|
|March 18, 2017||Win||Brice Guidon||La Nuit Des Titans||Tours, France||TKO||3||N/A||9–0|
|November 5, 2016||Win||Samih Bachar||Gala des 5 Nations||Nanterre, France||Decision||3||3:00||8–0|
|June 4, 2016||Win||Jérémy Jeanne||Hurricane Fighting 3||Châlons-en-Champagne, France||TKO||2||N/A||7–0|
|Won the AFMT Muay thai National Title +201 lb (+91 kg)|
|April 2, 2016||Win||Imed Souissi||8e Défi des Champions||M’Saken, Tunisie||KO||1||N/A||6–0|
|December 10, 2015||Win||Brandon Mobi||Paris Fight||Paris, France||Decision||3||3:00||5–0|
|October 31, 2015||Win||Brandon Mobi||Show Thaï 13||Aubervilliers, France||Decision||3||3:00||4–0|
|May 8, 2015||Win||Jonathan Gengoul||Show Thaï 12||Aubervilliers, France||KO||2||N/A||3–0|
|February 15, 2015||Win||Yann Kouadja||Super Fight||Paris, France||KO||2||N/A||2–0|
|November 1, 2014||Win||Cyril Omahri||Show Thaï 10||Aubervilliers, France||KO||1||N/A||1–0|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest Notes |
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