Ciryl Gane Makes Triumphant Return with TKO Victory Over Serghei Spivac

Former Interim Heavyweight Champion Redeems Himself in UFC Paris Main Event

In the main event at UFC Paris, Ciryl Gane, the former UFC interim heavyweight champion, aimed to bounce back from a disappointing loss. Facing Serghei Spivac, Gane secured a decisive second-round TKO victory at the Accor Arena in Paris. Gane expressed his satisfaction with the fight, saying, “Everything was perfect,” and saw Spivac as an ideal opponent to demonstrate his wrestling capabilities and readiness to win.

Gane had previously suffered a disheartening first-round submission loss to Jon Jones, which had raised doubts about his ability to defend takedowns against top-tier heavyweight wrestlers. However, against Spivac, he showcased significant improvements, fending off Spivac’s takedown attempts and dominating the striking aspect of the fight. This performance, featuring a striking differential of 109 to 11 in Gane’s favor, marked a significant step in his career.

Reflecting on his recent struggles, Gane acknowledged,

“It was a mistake, it was not me. I know.”

He was determined to rectify his past errors and prove his mettle. With the victory over Spivac, he declared,

“To have a comeback like that, I proved that I’m still here.”

As the heavyweight title picture unfolds with Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic set to face off, Gane finds himself back in contention. English heavyweight Tom Aspinall has been eyeing a showdown with Gane, but Gane, while recognizing Aspinall’s callout, emphasized his own aspirations to regain the championship belt.

Gane remains open to potential opponents, including Aspinall and Sergei Pavlovich, who might serve as a backup fighter for the title bout. His ultimate goal is clear:

“I want to go back to the belt.”

Ciryl Gane’s triumphant return in UFC Paris reaffirmed his position as a formidable heavyweight contender, and he is determined to continue his journey toward another shot at the undisputed heavyweight title.

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