The UFC is back in action tonight with UFC 256 live from the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Up next, a heavyweight clash starts the main card. The promising french prospect Ciryl Gane (6-0) faces off against the former world champion and UFC legend Junior Dos Santos (21-8).
Both fighters come out in the orthodox stance. Gane is already bouncing around on his feet. Dos Santos gets inside and forces a clinch but Gane gets the front headlock before backing away. Gane lands to the body and the legs with kicks. He feints and switches to the southpaw position. Gane lands a jab and a big body kick. Dos Santos comes back with a kick of his own and tries to corner Gane but he gets away. Dos Santos lands a good inside low kick. High kick blocked by Dos Santos and misses with an uppercut. Dos Santos misses with a left hook and Gane lands a low blow. Front kick lands for Gane followed by a leg kick. Dos Santos looks to pressure Gane but misses with the spinning back kick. Another body kick lands for Gane. Dos Santos catches a kick from Gane but can’t hold onto it. Gane catches Dos Santos with a left hook and a body kick. Dos Santos is swinging for the fences and land two powerful hooks right before the bell.
Big leg kick lands right away for Gane. Gane seems very comfortable at kickboxing range. He lands multiple kicks and stays a moving target for Dos Santos. Nice right hand lands for Dos Santos as Gane cuts the distance. Dos Santos’ lead leg has absorbed a lot of damage so far. Gane hurt Dos Santos with a heavy jab and followed it up with an elbow to drop Dos Santos and it is all over!!!
Official results: Ciryl Gane defeats Junior Dos Santos by TKO at 2m34s of the second round.
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