Cyril Gane faced Francis Ngannou at UFC 270 last Saturday he definitely won the first two rounds but ultimately couldn’t win the title as Francis Ngannou’s wrestling truly came to the forefront, and he secured the victory. But many saw Gane as a worthy competitor to the champ, and wonder what is next for the former interim champ? Could a fight with Stipe Miocic be in the cards. Could someone like Curtis Blaydes be in order. Or could we see a rematch between Gane and Ngannou. There are some great fights to be made for the former Interim UFC champ.
One Great fight the UFC could definitely make is a fight between Gane and Mioicic. Miocic Lost his belt to Ngannou at UFC 260 in March of 2021. Miocic has sat out for the last ten months and since then has welcomed his second child, a son Mateo to the World. Miocic would be an interesting matchup for Gane, and one I think fight fans would like to see. They both have something in common both losing to Ngannou in their last fights. And you have to think Miocic is itching to get back into the cage a few more times before he retires.
Gane vs. Blaydes could be an interesting matchup in the heavyweight division. Blaydes is coming off a win to Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Blaydes is a former Wrestler and would be an interesting matchup against Gane’s strike heavy attack. Gane has some submission skills but likes to stay standing as he is a practitioner of the art of eight limbs.I think that this would be an interesting fight and stylistically a good matchup for the pair and it makes sense with where both of them currently sit in the rankings.
I think a rematch with Ngannou would be a great fight. Ngannou is currently in heated talks with the UFC over a possible lawsuit from the company. Ngannou is a freeagent as of the end of 2022 and it looks like he may leave the UFC. Gane has called for a rematch at some point with Ngannou and I think the fans would love to see that fight again. They were an interesting matchup, Gane definitely won two rounds on saturday night but Ngannou’s wrestling really took over and we saw why he is the baddest man on the planet.
I’m excited to see who Gane fights next because I think Gane will hold the UFC title at some point in the near future.