MMA: For the premiere of the UFC in France, Ciryl Gane strikes down the world No.3 – 20 Minutes

French MMA fans were treated to a spectacular victory. Ciryl Gane has indeed won by K.-O. against the Australian Tai Tuivasa during the first event organized in France by the UFC, Saturday in Paris. Two and a half years after the legalization of the discipline, and in a torrid Accor Arena which sang the Marseillaise and other supporters’ songs Gane, N.1 in the heavyweight category, blasted the world N.3 in the third round, during this evening organized by the UFC, the most prestigious MMA league in the world. An eleventh victory for “Good kid “” I have no words to describe what you make me live. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you…”, reacted Gane, alias “Good kid”. The one who is unquestionably the standard bearer of French MMA, with his eternal smile and his extraordinary physique, thus adds an eleventh victory to his record in mixed martial arts. The Frenchman also inflicts on Tuivasa his fourth setback in sixteen appearances in the cage. The Australian, entered the octagon to the sound of the song Do you want to sleep with me tonight? and under a few whistles, yet almost put him down in the second round. But Gane, 32, recovered immediately to chain the blows. Thanks to this victory, the one who started in mixed martial arts only in 2018 should again have a chance to fight for the world belt soon, after his failure against Francis Ngannou last January. “Let’s go for the belt, I want it! “, he also launched. From the start of the evening, the spectators were also inflamed by hearing the announcer Bruce Buffer launch hostilities with his traditional announcement “It’s tiiiime !!! “. It was indeed time for the French fans of the discipline who had been waiting for this moment for more than twenty years. The 15,000 spectators at the Accor Arena were able to appreciate the sequences of kicks, punches, knees and elbows, as well as blows to the ground or strangulations, which the discipline allows. Gomis “prefers to die than to stop” France and its market remained one of the last lands to conquer for the all-powerful UFC. It is now done, thanks to the legalization of the discipline two and a half years ago. And, before Gane entered the scene shortly before midnight, the other French fighters had heated Bercy. Benoit Saint-Denis, Farès Ziam, William Gomis and Nassourdine Imavov all won in style. “I would rather die than quit. We are in Paris here! “Launched Gomis, making the spectators roar. For this great first, around 200,000 people had tried to find places, the sales platform having been stormed last June. Those who have not succeeded should be able to catch up very quickly since the UFC has planned to return to France, Paris or elsewhere, once a year now.