Ciryl Gane
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Gets new fight date
August 30, 2020
Gane will now face Shamil Abdurakhimov in a heavyweight matchup at a UFC event scheduled for Oct. 17, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
The two fighters were initially slated to face off in April, but the matchup has been rescheduled several times since then. Gane carries an undefeated record as a professional fighter and should enter the fight as a betting favorite as he also carries advantages over Abdurakhimov in height and reach.
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Quickly gets new opponent
July 15, 2020
Gane will now take on Shamil Abdurakhimov in a heavyweight battle set for the UFC event scheduled for Sept. 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
This is a matchup that has been on and off for Gane for quite some time, as Gane withdrew in March due to a collapsed lung. It was later rebooked for July 11, but ultimately cancelled again. Gane was then set to enter as a betting favorite against Sergei Pavlovich, but he'll now shift gears and set his sights on Abdurakhimov, who last competed in September with a loss to top contender Curtis Blaydes but had previously been riding a three-fight winning streak. Gane, who has just a three-fight sample size, is superior across the board statistically in both striking and grappling stats. He'll also enter with height and reach advantages.
Needs new opponent for Aug. 8
July 15, 2020
Gane will no longer take on Sergey Pavlovich in a heavyweight match Aug. 8 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas after Pavlovich withdrew from the fight after requiring an unspecified surgery, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The undefeated Gane has now had three fights cancelled in a row after a pair of matchups against Shamil Abdurakhimov were scrapped earlier this year. The UFC will presumably look to find a short-notice replacement for Pavlovich on the Aug. 8 card.
New opponent in August
June 15, 2020
Gane is now scheduled to face Sergey Pavlovich in a heavyweight matchup at a yet-to-be-determined location August 8, Marcel Dorff of reports.
Gane was originally scheduled to put his 3-0 UFC record on the line against Shamil Abdurakhimov on July 11, but Abdurakhimov was forced to withdraw due to unspecified reasons. Instead, Gane will get a later date with a fellow prospect riding a two-fight winning streak. Gane will enter the cage an inch taller, but Pavlovich sports a three-inch reach advantage. Both have exactly three UFC fights, and over that span, Pavlovic has the edge in striking volume, while Gane has been a more effective grappler. Two of Ganes first three wins have been via submission, while Pavlovich has compiled back-to-back first-round knockouts.
Rebooked for July 11
May 25, 2020
Gane is scheduled to fight Shamil Abdurakhimov in a heavyweight match at UFC's July 11 event, reports.
Gane was initially set to face Abdurakhimov at UFC 249 in April, but a collapsed lung forced him to withdraw from the event. Now healthy, undefeated heavyweight will look to win a fourth straight UFC bout by taking down Abdurakhimov. Gane will enter the octagon with significant advantages in terms of both height (four inches) and reach (seven inches).
Withdraws from UFC 249
March 5, 2020
Gane has withdrawn from his match against Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 249 in Brooklyn on April 18 due to a collapsed lung, reports.
Gane has reportedly suffered pneumothorax while training for UFC 249. While a timetable for his return remains undisclosed, it looks as though the undefeated heavyweight expects to make a full recovery and return to the octagon. In his absence, though, Abdurakhimov will need a new opponent in Brooklyn.