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Ciryl Gane pushed his name forward on the heavyweight title contender list Saturday when he emerged victorious from the UFC Fight Night 186 headliner against Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Although Gane (8-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) was the only one of February’s three heavyweight main events to need the scorecards, he had his way with Rozenstruik (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) over the course of five rounds, winning each frame en route to a lopsided unanimous decision at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Gane now is the first heavyweight since Francis Ngannou to start a UFC career 5-0, and the Frenchman appears to have all the tools to one day find himself in a UFC title fight, or perhaps even claim the belt.
As much as he thinks he’s ready for it, though, Gane’s next fight won’t be for UFC gold. So where does that leave him in the divisional landscape?
Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on Gane’s future after UFC Fight Night 186.