Cyril Gané, who lost two consecutive title matches, will make a comeback in his hometown of France…He will face Spivak
Former UFC heavyweight interim champion Cyril Gagne (33, France), who faltered after losing twice in title matches, is seeking a revival at home.
Gan, ranked 2nd in the UFC heavyweight rankings, will face Sergey Spivak (28, Moldova), ranked 7th, in the heavyweight (120.2kg) match in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Ganev vs. Spivak’ held at the Accor Arena in Paris, France on the 3rd (Korean time). confronts.
Gane, a Muay Thai striker who was on a 10-game winning streak, faced the wall twice in the UFC title match. Last year, he was defeated by Francis Ngannou (36, Cameroon/France), and in March of this year, he was defeated by Jon Jones (36, USA) by grappling and collapsed at the threshold of the summit. In particular, the loss to Jones, who surrendered to a guillotine choke just 2 minutes and 4 seconds into the match, was painful.
After that game, he focused on training for the first time in a long time and improved on his weaknesses. Since his professional debut in August 2018, he has fought 13 times in 4 years and 7 months. He went on a forced march, fighting once every 4.2 months. He felt that he had no time to develop himself as he was only preparing for the game. So this time, I trained step by step for six months, sweating hard with sparring partners who specialized in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
At the media day held on the 30th, Gane said, “I was in a hurry throughout my career. I made my debut six months after entering mixed martial arts (MMA), and I was in a hurry throughout my career after this match.” “Now I want to take my time and train at the gym,” he said.
His opponent, Spivak, is a grappler from Moldova. As his nickname ‘Polar Bear’ suggests, his specialty is using his enormous size (191cm and 116kg) like a polar bear to crush his opponents. He has recently recorded three consecutive Pini test drives and is being evaluated as having his skills in full bloom.
Grappling, his own strength, is Gane’s weakness, but Spivak doesn’t let down his guard. He said, “I prepare for the best fighter who will stand in front of me. “I don’t analyze the other person’s weaknesses,” he said. “I just think that if I prepare everything well, the results will follow.”
On this day, Tom Aspinall (30, UK), ranked 4th in the heavyweight rankings, came to the stadium and watched the battle between the two fighters from the front row. Aspinal, who defeated 11th-ranked Marcin Tybura (37, Poland) in his return match last July, wants to face the winner of this match in a match to determine the next title challenger.토토사이트
Accordingly, after showing an impressive finish, Gan expressed his desire to skip Aspinal and go straight to the title match. He said, “I will send a strong message this weekend. “I’m still alive and I want the belt again,” he said emphatically, adding, “This is the way to get to a title shot faster.”
In the co-main event, former UFC women’s strawweight (52.2kg) champion Rose Namajunas (31, USA) moves up to flyweight (56.7kg) and clashes with third-ranked Manon Fioro (33, France). The winner of this fight is expected to receive the right to challenge for the flyweight title. This match is also attracting great attention due to the striking competition between Taekwondo (Namajunas) and Karate (Pioro).
UFC Fight Night: Gan vs. Spivak main card will be broadcast live on tvN SPORTS and TVING from 4 a.m. on Sunday the 3rd.