The UFC’s heavyweight division has been on showcase as of late. With back-to-back Fight Nights consisting of the heavy hitters in main events, the weight class has finally been able to show its growth in terms of the talent it has produced in recent years. Of course, with the heavyweights, anything can happen. The anticipation of a knockout is always there, and we know that the majority of the division has “lights out” power at any given second.
Then again, that’s not always the case. Things went the opposite direction in a clash of two titans atop the UFC Vegas 20 card, when Ciryl Gane and Jairzinho Rozenstruik looked to make their way up the rankings. Instead of a fast, punishing knockout, the pair showed oodles of respect for each other’s power through the first two rounds. As the fight wore on, Gane’s footwork and in-and-out movement made it hard for Jairzinho Rozenstruik to get anything going, letting rounds slip away in Ciryl Gane’s favour.
In the end, Ciryl Gane added Rozenstruik’s name to his undefeated streak with a unanimous decision and gained his fifth win inside the UFC Octagon. It may not have been the fight the fans wanted, but Gane proved how well-rounded he can be, and he no doubt has the division’s attention.
PROS GIVE THEIR TAKE
Here is the Pro Take on what went down inside the UFC Apex between Ciryl Gane and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
50-45 complete domination!!!#UFCVegas20
— Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill (@JamahalH) February 28, 2021
Gane is talented
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) February 28, 2021
These boys better get used to pushing the pace, all this standing around ain’t gonna fly when daddy comes home. #ufcvegas20
— BONY (@JonnyBones) February 28, 2021
Daddy comes home? 🤣🤣🤣
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) February 28, 2021
I love Gane’s striking #UFCVegas20
— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) February 28, 2021
Gane’s speed is going to give a lot of heavy weights trouble! #UFCVegas20
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) February 28, 2021
Frustrating to watch that was. 🤯
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) February 28, 2021
It’s not up to the fighter that’s winning to show urgency! If you’re winning, keep doing what you’re doing. I don’t understand that narrative. Winning guarantees you twice the amount of money and automatically furthers your career. Why risk that? Great win by Gane #UFCVegas20
— Tanner Boser (@BulldozerBoser) February 28, 2021
Cyril Ganr got 8 fights. First time fighting 5rds against a KO artist and we are criticizing my man's pacing.
— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) February 28, 2021
Well……that was eventful 😂
— Chris Leben (@ChrisLebenMMA) February 28, 2021
— Jillian DeCoursey (@lionheartjill) February 28, 2021