A massive heavyweight pairing between knockout ace, Jairzinho ‘Bigi Boy’ Rozenstruik and streaking contender, Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin’ Gane is slated to feature at a UFC Fight Night event on March 13th. — with a location or venue for the event yet to be determined by the organization.
Returning to the win column following his first career defeat in May last, Suriname kickboxer, Rozenstruik managed a UFC 252 knockout win of his own over former division champion, Junior ‘Cigano’ dos Santos at the August event.
Also battling with the Brazilian in his last outing, French prospect, Gane managed a second-round knockout over the veteran striker, finishing dos Santos with a wicked elbow by the fence despite claims of an illegal shot from the latter. The victory improved Gane’s professional record to 7-0. News of the exciting heavyweight clash was first reported by French outlet, La Sueur.
A six-fight Octagon veteran, emerging knockout artist, Rozenstruik dropped his first professional loss at UFC 249 in May last year, losing via a highlight-reel twenty-second knockout to expected incoming title challenger, Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou.
Snapping a ten-fight undefeated run, Rozenstruik had bested former world champions, Alistair Overeem, and Andrei Arlovski — both in spectacular fashion. Scoring a buzzer-beating stoppage of decorated striker, Overeem, Rozenstruik rallied in the closing seconds of a main event he was losing on all three judge’s scorecards to finish the Dutch veteran.
Limited to just one Octagon appearance last year following a number of failed clashes with Shamil Abdurakhimov, and Sergei Pavlovich, Gane instead met dos Santos, recording his most high-profile career win to boot.
Nabbing his third knockout victory to join a trio of submission stoppages, Gane had previously bested Tanner Boser, Don’Tale Mayes, and Raphael Pessoa during his brief UFC run.
The UFC Fight Night event is slated to take place on March 13th. — with a rescheduled matchup between welterweight contenders, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards and Khamzat ‘Borz’ Chimaev set to take headlining honours.