Who is Ciryl Gane?
Ciryl Jacky Gane is a professional French mixed martial artist. Currently, he competes in the Heavyweight division in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) where he is a former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion. Since 2014, he has been a professional fighter and has also formerly competed for TKO Major League MMA where he was the Heavyweight Champion. As of March 29, 2022, he is #1 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.
How Old Is Ciryl Gane?
He is 32 years old as of January 2023, having been born on April 12, 1990, in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. Ciryl shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Brendon Urie, onlyjayus, PresLee Grace Nelson, True Thompson, Saoirse Ronan, and many more.
Ciryl Gane Family
Who are Ciryl Gane’s Parents?
He was born to Romain Gane (Father) was a bus driver and footballer, and Maryse Gane (Mother).
Does Ciryl Gane have Siblings?
He has an elder brother by the name of David Gane.
Ciryl Gane Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet.
Ciryl Gane Marital Status
News on the internet shows that he is married. However, his wife’s name and whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Ciryl Gane Kids
He and his wife have two daughters. But his daughters’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Ciryl Gane Muay Thai Career
On June 4, 2016, he made his professional debut in an AFMT Muay Thai heavyweight title fight against Jeremy Jeanne. He thus won the fight by a second-round knockout. After a decision win against Samih Bachar, he was scheduled to fight the K-1 veteran Brice Guidon at La Nuit Des Titans, He went on and beat Guidon by a third-round knockout. At Muay Thai Spirit 5, he was scheduled to defend his AFMT title against Jonathan Gengoul. And won the fight by a first-round knockout. He then beat Bangaly Keita at Warriors Night by a third-round knockout. He was then scheduled to fight Yassine Boughanem (the multiple-time WBC Muaythai champion) at Duel 2. Ciryl won the fight by decision.
A Mixed Martial Arts Career
An Early Career
Coached by Fernand Lopez, in 2018, Ciryl Gane made his professional MMA debut. And was first contracted to the Canadian MMA promotion TKO, where his first fight was for the vacant TKO heavyweight championship against Bobby Sullivan, He went on and won the title fight in the first round through a front choke. A month later, he defended the heavyweight championship against Adam Dyczka, winning the fight in the second round via a TKO. His third fight in TKO and his second title defense was against Roggers Souza. And he won the fight by a TKO in the first round.
A Career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship
On August 10, 2019, he made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 against Raphael Pessoa. He won the fight at the end of the first round by an arm triangle. On October 26, 2019, he faced Don’Tale Mayes at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Askren. He won the fight in the third round via a heel hook, thus earning him a Performance of the Night bonus. Next, he faced Tanner Boser at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. The Korean Zombie on December 21, 2019.
He won the fight via unanimous decision. On April 18, 2020, he was scheduled to face Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 249. However, it was announced on March 5, 2020, that Ciryl was forced to pull out from the event after suffering pneumothorax during training. Eventually, the bout was rescheduled for July 11, 2020, at UFC 251. Subsequently, the pairing was canceled a second time and scrapped from this event in mid-June as Abdurakhimov was removed from the bout for undisclosed reasons. In turn, Ciryl was expected to face Sergei Pavlovich at UFC Fight Night 174 on August 8, 2020.
However, Pavlovich had to pull out because of an injury. Thus the original fight against Shamil Abdurakhimov was scheduled again on September 26, 2020, at UFC 253. However, the bout was rescheduled again on October 18, 2020, to UFC Fight Night 180. Once again, the bout fell through as Abdurakhimov pulled out due to undisclosed reasons on September 28, 2020, and he was replaced by promotional newcomer Ante Delijja. It was announced on October 14, 2020, that the bout was canceled due to Delija’s contractural problems with his previous deals with the PFL. On December 12, 2020, he faced Junior dos Santos at UFC 256. He won the fight in the second round via technical knockout.
At UFC Fight Night 186, he faced Jairzinho Rozenstruik on February 27, 2021. He won the fight via unanimous decision. On June 26, 2021, he faced Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night 190. And he won the fight via unanimous decision. At UFC 265, he faced Derrick Lewis on August 7, 2021, for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship. He won the one-sided fight via technical knockout in round three. Moreover, the fight earned him the Performance of the Night award. Next, he faced Francis Ngannou for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on January 22, 2022, at UFC 270.
Ciryl was ahead after the first two rounds but Ngannou switched to wrestling and controlled him for the majority of rounds three through five. However, he lost the fight via unanimous decision, thus marking his first defeat in any martial arts competition. On September 3, 2022, he faced Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night 209. He won the fight in round three via knockout. The fight thus earned him the Fight of the Night award. On March 4, 2023, he is scheduled to face Jon Jones for the vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 285.
Ciryl Gane Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 4 inches (1.93m) and a weight of 112kg (246 lbs).
Ciryl Gane’s Salary and Net Worth
He has a salary of $500,000 and an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.