A heavyweight battle between two rising heavyweights Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs Cyril Gane has joined the UFC Fight Night lineup on March 13.
Ciryl Gane (7-0 MMA, 4-0- UFC) will take on Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night on March 13. UFC has assembled a titanic tilt for the upcoming UFC Fight Night event on March 13, which does not have an official city or venue just yet but is expected to take place in either Las Vegas or Abu Dhabi on ESPN+.
Gane continued his rise up the heavyweight rankings when he dispatched former UFC heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos, at UFC 256. After stopping Dos Santos, the undefeated Frenchman told MMA Junkie that he was interested in a matchup with Rozenstruik, which ended up quickly materializing. “Bon Gamin” is currently undefeated in his combat sports career with finishes over Raphael Pessoa and Don’Tale Mayes, just to name a few.
Rozenstruik (11-1) jumped out to 10 straight wins in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, culminating in consecutive knockout wins over longtime veterans Andrei Arlovski and Alistair Overeem. Unfortunately, his march to the 265-pound title would be halted by the fists of top contender Francis Ngannou, but “Bigi Boy” got right back into the win column with a second-round finish against ex-heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.
The UFC Fight Night event will be headlined by the welterweight collision pitting Leon Edwards opposite Khamzat Chimaev. Elsewhere on the card, Matthew Semelsberger trades punches with Jason Witt, while Jinh Yu Frey returns against Gloria de Paula.
UFC will try, yet again, to have Leon Edwards and Khamzat Chimaev face off in welterweight action, this time for the upcoming “Fight Night” headliner on March 13, though a city and venue have yet to be determined. Their 170-pound showdown, which is expected to separate contender from a pretender, was already on the docket for two previous main events in December and January. Unfortunately, both combatants were felled by a coronavirus and forced to withdraw.
Edwards (18-3) has won eight in a row and is currently ranked No. 3 in the welterweight division. The recently-ranked Chimaev (9-0), meanwhile, has only been competing for UFC since last July but has already racked up three consecutive finishes.
With the addition, the March 13 fight card includes:
- Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
- Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt
- Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
- Ciryl Gane vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
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