Gane continued to keep his range and focused on single jabs and leg kicks in the second round. Lewis attempted to clinch up with Gane, however Gane managed to shake him off. Gane, rather, clinched Lewis versus the cage a couple of times in the round.
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Gane now seems on a champion vs. champ clash with undisputed champ, and his former colleague, Francis Ngannou.
HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 07: Joe Rogan puts the interim heavyweight title belt on Ciryl Gane after beating Derrick Lewis in the third round of their Heavyweight bout at Toyota Center on July 7, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images )
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Ciryl Gane completely outclasses Derrick Lewis to win interim heavyweight title at UFC 265
He hasnt remained in the UFC– let alone MMA– for long, however Ciryl Gane now holds a piece of UFC gold, stopping Houston home town hero Derrick Lewis in the primary occasion of UFC 265 to become interim heavyweight champion.
The very first round saw Gane effort to keep his range, landing a lot of leg kicks and using his speed to avoid any of Lewis efforts to land on him.
Gane continued to keep his distance and concentrated on single jabs and leg begins the second round. Lewis attempted to clinch up with Gane, however Gane managed to shake him off. Gane, instead, clinched Lewis against the cage a number of times in the round.
Gane continued to throw his leg begins the 3rd round, and they aimed to impact Lewis, who was stumbling some. In the clinch, Lewis missed out on with his power and Gane rocked Lewis with follow-up shots.
Gane pounded away for a time until the referee paused the action on a break to get Lewis his mouth piece. However it didnt matter, as Gane rocked, dropped and ended up Lewis late in the third round to win the interim belt.
With the win, Gane becomes the very first French-born champ in UFC history. The previous Muay Thai pro declares the interim gold with simply 10 professional MMA fights and with a 7-0 UFC record– almost 2 years to the date of his UFC debut.
Ciryl Gane avoids the power of Derrick Lewis, delivers his own, to claim interim gold and the right to challenge Francis Ngannou