Cyril Gan, the second-ranking UFC heavyweight, seeks revival at home in France… 7th Place vs. Spivak

Cyril Gan, the second-ranking UFC heavyweight, seeks revival at home in France… 7th Place vs. Spivak

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Cyril Gan (33, France), who faltered after losing twice in title matches, is seeking a revival at home.

Gan, ranked 2nd in the UFC heavyweight rankings, will face Sergey Spivak (28∙), ranked 7th, in the main event heavyweight (120.2kg) match of ‘UFC Fight Night: Gan vs. Spivak’ held at the Accor Arena in Paris, France on September 3 (Korean time). Moldova)

Gan, a Muay Thai striker who was on a 10-game winning streak, faced the wall twice in the UFC title match. Last year, he was defeated by Francis Ngannou (36, Cameroon/France), and in March of this year, he was defeated by Jon Jones (36, USA) by grappling and fell short of the summit. In particular, the loss to Jones, who surrendered to a guillotine choke just 2 minutes and 4 seconds into the match, was painful.

After a long time, I focused on training and improved on my weaknesses. Since his professional debut in August 2018, he has fought 13 times in 4 years and 7 months. He felt he had no time to develop himself as he was only preparing for matches, going through a forced march of fighting once every 4.2 months. So this time, I trained step by step for six months, sweating hard with sparring partners who specialized in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

At the media day held on the 30th, Gan said, “I was in a hurry throughout my career. He made his debut fight six months after entering mixed martial arts (MMA), and has been in a hurry ever since. “Now I want to take my time and train at the gym,” he said.

His opponent, ‘Polar Bear’ Spivak, is a grappler from Moldova whose specialty is using his huge size like a polar bear (191cm, 116kg) to crush his opponents. He has recently recorded three consecutive finishing wins and is evaluated as having his skills in full bloom.메이저놀이터

Although grappling, which is his strength, is Gan’s weakness, Spivak doesn’t let down his guard. He said, “I prepare for the best fighter who will stand in front of me. Do not analyze the other person’s weaknesses. “I just think that if you prepare everything well, the results will follow,” he emphasized.

On this day, Tom Aspinall (30, UK), ranked 4th in the heavyweight division, came to the stadium and watched the battle between the two fighters from the front row. Aspinal, who achieved a fantastic victory over 11th-ranked Marcin Tybura (37, Poland) in his return match last July, wants to face the winner of this match in a match to determine the next title challenger.

Accordingly, after showing an impressive finish, Gan expressed his desire to skip Aspinall and go straight to the title match. He said, “I will send a strong message this weekend. ‘I’m still alive and I want the belt again.’ “This is the way to get to a title shot faster,” he said emphatically.

Meanwhile, in the co-main event, former UFC women’s strawweight (52.2kg) champion Rose Namajunas (31, USA) moves up to flyweight (56.7kg) and clashes with third-ranked Manon Fioro (33, France). The winner of this fight is expected to receive the right to challenge for the flyweight title. This match is also attracting great attention due to the striking competition between Taekwondo (Namajunas) and Karate (Pioro).

UFC Fight Night: Gan vs. Spivak main card will be broadcast live on tvN SPORTS and TVING from 4 a.m. on Sunday, September 3.

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