Soaring heavyweight contender Ciryl Gane is anticipated to consider on previous UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in his upcoming Octagon overall look, per UFC president Dana White.
According to White, who exposed the information through his UFC Battle Island 6 pre-struggle media scrum on Friday (replay Below), the heavyweight pairing is at this time in the operates. The UFC president did not present any added info.
Dos Santos, 36, is coming off a rough knockout reduction to Jairzinho Rozenstruik back again in August. It was the 3rd-straight time that JDS has been concluded through strikes inside of the Octagon. Right before that, the previous UFC heavyweight winner experienced gained a few straight, earning it challenging to pinpoint exactly where “Cigano” presently sits in his storied job. Regardless, a earn in excess of a talented up-and-comer like Gane will support dos Santos appropriate the ship for one ultimate march to UFC gold in 2021.
Gane, 30, was anticipated to fight Ante Delija in UFC Combat Island 6’s co-key function right before Delija was yanked owing to agreement issues with Professional Fighters League (PFL). It was a matchup that was meant to propel Gane up the heavyweight ladder after the French prospect received his initial 3 excursions to the Octagon, including two submission victories. Gane has not fought considering that December 2019 so it could be just one entire 12 months until finally his up coming struggle.
That mentioned, a acquire for Gane about JDS will do absolute wonders for his UFC heavyweight stock. “Cigano” is a person of the most recognizable names in the division these days, but a extra tricky take a look at than what Delija would have been.