Ciryl Gane’s performance against Serghei Spivac showcased his redemption after disappointing losses to Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. Gane demonstrated his striking prowess, which had been overshadowed by his wrestling ability. Despite Spivac’s reputation as a skilled takedown artist, Gane effectively neutralized his opponent’s takedowns with his impressive sprawl. Gane’s footwork, angles, and body strikes confused and wore down Spivac, leading to a second-round stoppage. In his post-fight interview, Gane expressed his determination to move forward and eventually capture the UFC heavyweight title.
Looking ahead, Gane’s path to a title shot may involve facing fellow contender Tom Aspinall. Aspinall, who traveled to Paris to challenge the winner, is also on the cusp of a title shot. The UFC heavyweight title will be up for grabs at UFC 295 in November, with Jon Jones defending his newly acquired title against former champion Stipe Miocic. Sergei Pavlovich will serve as the backup for the main event.