Ciryl Gane’s road to gold, ‘OSP’s’ appeal, more

What mattered most at UFC Battle Night 190 at the UFC Peak in Las Vegas? Here are a couple of post-fight musings …

1. Ciryl Gane’s fast increase

Whether you believe his battling design leaves something to be preferred from a home entertainment perspective or not, it’s difficult to reject [autotag]Ciryl Gane[/autotag] has all the characteristics of a genuine danger to the UFC heavyweight title after he beat Alexander Volkov for 5 rounds to win a unanimous choice in the primary occasion. It cannot be overemphasized enough that Gane (9-0 Mixed Martial Arts, 6-0 UFC) just made his Mixed Martial Arts launching in August 2018. When he remains in the octagon he appears like a fighter with experience well beyond his less than 3 years of competitors, which’s a frightening idea. Gane had the ability to beat previous Bellator champ Volkov (33-9 Mixed Martial Arts, 7-3 UFC) in a battle that was totally a standup affair, which is absolutely nothing except exceptional at this phase of his profession. In practically every other department, a fighter revealing what Gane has so far would be pressed on a spaceship to the belt, however he presently discovers himself a victim of scenario in his mission for the title. It’s totally possible Gane would provide heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou a run for his cash if they battled tomorrow, and possibly even win. With Derrick Lewis and from all looks Jon Jones ahead of him in the line for a title shot, however, Gane may not have the ability to recognize those title aspirations whenever in the future. Gane’s post-fight remarks about icing himself on the sidelines for as long as it considers his title chance to come up may not be the very best choice provided the situations, however he must reveal some persistence up until there’s clearness over the chain of command.

2. Tanner Boser’s surface: Fair or nasty?

Existed debate around [autotag]Tanner Boser[/autotag]’s knockout of [autotag]Ovince Saint Preux[/autotag]? Or did we perhaps see an advanced method including a getup utilizing the fence? That’s the dispute the early morning after Boser (20-8-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 4-3 UFC) ended up Saint Preux (25-16 Mixed Martial Arts, 13-11 UFC) in a rather curious series. Make no error, on the feet the battle was an overall inequality. Boser was damaging “OSP” in the striking exchanges through the preliminary, and there wasn’t much factor to think that was going to alter. Saint Preux got an important takedown, however, and if the momentum was going to move, it was going to be since of work from leading control. Boser got himself out of the bad position, however, butt running to the fence then utilizing utilize from the cage to work his method back up. He knocked out Saint Preux minutes later on. From the replay angles it was difficult to inform definitively if he got the fence at all, or if he utilized a fist and his knuckles to push off and make area. The previous would be prohibited, however the latter would be an appropriate method under the unified guidelines. Boser got the knockout win formally, however will it stand? Saint Preux’s group currently has actually stated objectives to submit an appeal with the Nevada Athletic Commission to possibly get the outcome examined. It’s a reasonable relocation, however history does not provide much expect Saint Preux to get the loss reversed, so Boser likely does not have much to stress over.

3. Andre Fili’s pricey mistake

[autotag]Andre Fili[/autotag]’s no contest with Daniel Pineda was the ideal example of just how much can be lost due to a mistake inside the cage. In what was appearing like possibly Fili’s (21-8 Mixed Martial Arts, 9-7 UFC) finest efficiency to date, he unintentionally poked Pineda (27-14 Mixed Martial Arts, 4-5 UFC) in the eye early in the 2nd round of their featherweight bout, triggering the battle to be waved off.` Not even Pineda, who attempted to encourage the cageside doctor and referee Herb Dean into permitting him to continue, mored than happy to see the battle end that method, and he was practically specific to be headed to a blockage or uneven choice loss. This is really much better for his record, however for Fili, it’s a dreadful blow. The failure to manage his weapons – be it unexpected or not – not just took a win far from him on paper, however it likewise cost him the 2nd half of his agreement that would’ve come with getting his hand raised, and perhaps even a benefit, too. It’s incredibly regrettable, however provided the guidelines and Pineda’s condition, was eventually the ideal call.

4. Kennedy Nzechukwu does it once again

[autotag]Kennedy Nzechukwu[/autotag] may need to alter his name to “The Comeback Kid” after rallying as soon as again from a 2-round deficit on two of the 3 scorecards to stop Danilo Marques by TKO in the last frame. Although it should not be the track record a fighter always desires for himself, Nzechukwu (9-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 3-1 UFC) has actually revealed numerous times now that he can climbing up out of a hole in a battle to win. Last time against Carlos Ulberg it was a comeback after getting pieced up on the feet, and this time against Marques (11-3 Mixed Martial Arts, 2-1 UFC), he rebounded from being out-grappled. The upside for Nzechukwu here was that, while he was still losing, he didn’t take much damage in the fight. That’s something he expressed wanting to avoid after the war with Ulberg, and he did so against Marques. He found himself in some compromising grappling situations, but managed to keep composed and wait for his opening, which came in the third round when he flurried on his fatiguing opponent and got the stoppage. At just 29, the Fortis MMA product seems to have the tools to be a player in the 205-pound division. Nzechukwu has actually some clear deficiencies to work on, but with a strong team and coaching from Sayif Saud, his upside appears strong.

5. Shavkat Rakhmonov gains more hype

The praise for [autotag]Shavkat Rakhmonov[/autotag] poured in following his second-round submission of Michel Prazeres, and rightfully so because he’s an incredibly legitimate and dangerous welterweight prospect. After just two fights in the UFC, Rakhmonov (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has made his mark. He’s submitted Prazeres (26-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) and Alex Oliveira, who have a combined 21 UFC victories to their credit. The Kazakhstani fighter has now stopped all 14 of his career opponents, and he seems to have all the physical tools to be a real contender. It’s hard to know exactly how fast the UFC would push him. Beating the opponents he has already, pretty much anyone outside the top 15 would be something of a step back. He may not have the most marketable personality due to his inability to speak English, but his talent trumps all that, and he should get the opportunity to let his fighting do the talking versus somebody with severe qualifications.



Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.