Ciryl Gane: Family, Muay Thai, UFC, MMA & Net Worth

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Ciryl Jacky Gane is a French professional mixed martial artist who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the Heavyweight division. He was ranked #1 in the UFC heavyweight with a record 11-1.

If you are still stuck with the old athletes in the UFC and want some fresher perspective inside the octagon.

Ciryl Gane is someone you should watch out for! Debuted professionally in 2018, Gane has amassed quite a fascinating record to date. 

He brings a new variation of Muay Thai into the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s heavyweight division.

Ciryl Jacky Gane, A French Professional MMA Fighter
Ciryl Jacky Gane, A French Professional MMA Fighter (Source: Twitter)

Apart from his ongoing career, Ciryl Gane is also the former heavyweight champion for TKO Major League MMA.

Apart from his rankings and exceptional records, Gane has proved himself to be one of the fighters people love to watch.

Gane is scheduled to fight Jon Jones on March 4, 2023, at UFC 285.

We will provide detailed information about the MMA fighter, so read until the end. But first, let’s take a look at the quick facts table; 

Quick Facts

Full Name Ciryl Gane
Date of Birth 12 April 1990
Birth Place La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Other Names  Bon Gamin
Religion Christianity
Nationality French
Ethnicity Mixed
Zodiac Sign  Aries
Age 32 years old
Height 6’4″/1.93 m/193 cm
Weight 112 kg/247 lb.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Romain Gane
Mother’s Name Maryse Gane
Siblings One Brother
Education Not Available 
Marital Status Married
Girlfriend None
Child Two Daughters
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Division Heavyweight
Affiliation MMA Factory
Trainer Fernand Lopez
Active Years 2018–present (MMA)
2016–2018 (Muay Thai)
Net Worth $1 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Merch Ciryl Gane Poster
Last Update February, 2023

Early Life 

Gane was born on 12 April 1990, under Aries’ sun sign in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. He is quite private with his early life and not much information is available.

Ciryl was the second child of Romain Gane and Maryse. His father, Romain, was a bus driver and soccer player in the Division d’Honneur. He also has an elder brother.

Ciryl’s nickname was “Good kid” as a child, and he played basketball in his early days. 

Age, Height, & Body Measurements

Ciryl Gane is a heavily built fighter with toned abs and tan skin. He towers at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 meters) and weighs 112 kg (248 pounds).

He has a light presence of hair, which he prefers to have neatly shaved.

Talking more about his body features, he has black eyes. Gane has a tattoo inked right in the center of his chest.

Introduction To MMA 

Ciryl Gane’s love for the MMA didn’t sprout early in his childhood, unlike other fighters.

Apparently, he only discovered the passion a few years ago, and before getting involved in MMA, he was first featured in Muay Thai. 

“I’ve only been interested in combat sports for few years. Before I was in basketball, I was studying parallel studies in BTS management. It was complicated.”
-Ciryl Gane

Ciryl Gane was a two-time national Muay Thai champion before his involvement in the MMA. Apart from it, he is also an undefeated player of Muay Thai with a career record of 12-0.

Ciryl Gane Posing
Ciryl Gane Posing (Source: Instagram)

During that tenure, Gane met Fernand Lopez, who introduced and coached him for the MMA. After that, he entered the MMA and made his debut on 2nd August 2018.

Gane had a successful debut at TKO Fight Night 1 against Bobby Sullivan as their match took place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where they fought for the vacant TKO heavyweight championship.

The French professional claimed the title with submission in the first round by a front choke.

Similarly, before moving into UFC, Gane had a total of three matches in TKO, including his debut match. All three matches resulted in his favor.

His second fight was against Adam Dyczka (win in the second round via a TKO), followed by the match against Roggers Souza (win in the first round by a TKO).

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Just within a year into MMA, Ciryl Gane gained his UFC contract and stepped into it for more fights. Altogether, his promotional debut came on 10 August 2019 against Raphael Pessoa. 

Their fight was during the UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Gane claimed the victory via an arm-triangle choke at the end of the first round.

“After only one year of competition, I signed for the UFC, which had spotted me, and that changes everything in terms of reputation, salary. Now, I can finally say that I live from my sport and my job.”
-Ciryl Jane 

Ciryl Gane vs. Don’Tale Mayes

On 26 October 2019, Ciryl Gane and Don’Tale Mayes provided quite an explosive clash at UFC Fight Night 162 in Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore. 

The bout lasted till the third round, where Gane took the victory via a heel hook. All in all, the fight earned him a Performance of the Night bonus.

Ciryl Gane vs. Tanner Boser

Following his glorious streak, Ciryl Gane faced Canadian Tanner Boser on 21 December 2019.

Their bout took place in Busan, South Korea, at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie. Additionally, their match was held live on the Prelims. 

Gane is bigger than Boser, and they both showcased their own skills. As Gane portrayed his power, Boser showed his technique, changing stances and throwing more punches.

The match stood aloof till the third round; however, Gane’s power strikes did quite a lot of damage to Boser.

In the end, Gane claimed the victory by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26).

Ciryl Gane vs. Junior dos Santos

Nearly after a year, Ciryl Gane had his fight against Junior dos Santos on December 12, 2020. The match was held in UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US), at UFC 256.

Back then, Santos was having a bad session in his career with 21-8; it was literally like walking into the lion’s den. 

As the match advanced, Santos tried to get with the outer position while Gane was striking openly from the inner core.

However, the bout ended in the second round after Gane threw a right hook followed by an elbow putting Santos helpless inside the octagon. 

Ciryl Gane vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik 

In a match against Rozenstruik on February 27, 2021, Gane won the match via unanimous decision.

Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis 

Gane fought against Lewis on August 7, 2021, at UFC 265 for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship.

In this match, he won the one-sided fight via TOK in the third round. He was also able to win the performance of the night award.

Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis Fight
Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis Fight (Source: Twitter)

The professional MMA fighter faced Francis Ngannou for the UFC Heavyweight Championship on January 22, 2022, at UFC 270. Gane was handed his first defeat in any martial arts competition via unanimous decision.

Ciryl was matched against Tai Tuivasa on September 3, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 209 and won the fight in round three via knockout, which awarded him the Fight of the Night award.

Fighting Style, Stats, And Upcoming Fight

Ciryl Gane has been a hot topic in the UFC since his arrival. Of course, he has shown promising talent and grown coverage of the matches he has played in.

Gane is scheduled to fight Jon Jones on March 4, 2023, at UFC 285 for the vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship.

The player has recorded 11 wins; three by submission, five by knockout, and three by decision.

Shamil Abdurakhimov’s Match And Injury

Back in 2020, Ciryl Gane’s match with Shamil Abdurakhimov was quite an anticipated one. In fact, they were set to face each other on April 18; however, Gane had to force pull out from the bout. 

Ciryl Gane struggled with pneumothorax (abnormal collection of air between lung and chest wall or collapsed lung, to put it in simple words) during his training.

Consequently, this isn’t the first injury Gane had in the UFC. In fact, he has been facing this problem since his early debut in the arena. 

Thus, Gane took out of UFC 249, and their bout was rescheduled on July 11, 2020, at UFC 251.

This time, Shamil Abdurakhimov was withdrawn from the bout due to some undisclosed reason.

Afterward, Gane was scheduled to face Sergei Pavlovich as a replacement for Shamil. However, Pavlovich also pulled out due to an injury.

Later, Gane and Shamil’s match was fixed for the third time. As per the news, they were to fight on 26 September 2020 at UFC 253. In the bargain, the match was again postponed to UFC Fight Night 180 on October 18, 2020.

However, Abdurakhimov again pulled out for undisclosed reasons. Therefore, the newcomer, Ante Delija, replaced Shamil. 

As things don’t end here, Delija also pulled out of the match due to contractual problems with his previous deal with the PFL.

Achievements 

Muay Thai (Académie Française de Muay Thaï)

  • AFMT National Title +201 lb (one time and one successful title defense)

Mixed martial arts (Ultimate Fighting Championship & TKO)

  • Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship (One time)
  • Performance of the Night (two times)
  • TKO Heavyweight Championship (One time)

Net Worth 

The interim UFC heavyweight champion has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

In the bargain, Gane has career earnings of $1.5 million. Additionally, he earns around $5000 to $50,000 per fight.

Apart from it, Ciryl also endorses the footwear and apparel care brand DFNS. Furthermore, he is also the Social Inclusion Ambassador for the Greater Paris Authority.

“I am thrilled to begin this new adventure with DFNS. It’s important to me to move forward with ethical brands that match my lifestyle as a fighter. DFNS is a perfect fit that offers solutions in terms of design, function, and innovative approach. I am looking forward to a long-lasting relationship with DFNS who share the same values and vision as me.” 
-Ciryl Gane

Net Worth of Ciryl Gane In Different Currencies

Here is the net worth of Ciryl Gane in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin. 

Currency Net Worth
Euro €923,910
Pound Sterling £807,630
Australian Dollar A$1,424,359
Canadian Dollar C$1,337,205
Indian Rupee ₹81,294,200
BitCoin ฿47.15

Ciryl Gane | Junior dos Santos Match

Controversy 

As we all know, the glorious victories of Gane and the match between him and Junior dos Santos on December 12.

The match came out really well on Gane’s side with a technical knockout in the second round. However, Santos had an upset law. 

After the match, many had controversial thoughts about the ending. Those very thoughts bought up conflicts about the elbow attack of Gane.

According to the sources, Gane’s elbow attack is considered to be illegal as Santos had backed and turned away from Gane.

Gane portrayed that attack that landed on the back of Santos’ head. At times, such an attack is quite dangerous and may impact long-term effects; however, neither the referee nor anyone complained about it. Thus, it was considered legal. 

For that exact match, Daniel Cormier, Joe Rogan, and Joe Anik were on commentary duty, and they also stated that to be fine. Altogether, Gane took the victory over these claims.

Having said this, Santos was upset and complained about the attack. However, he ended up congratulating his opponent as no one raised a question.

Ciryl Gane vs. Junior dos Santos
Ciryl Gane vs. Junior dos Santos (Source: Twitter)

“The UFC never said a word. It’s fine by them. I find that absurd. A clearly illegal shot, and the president and a bunch of fighters think that what happened was acceptable. Yes, I don’t think it was intentional, but that doesn’t make it any less illegal. I think they’re trying to make this blow over because of the negative point I currently am in my career.”
-Junior dos Santos

Legalization of MMA In France

MMA was not legalized in France. However, right before Gane’s fight with Junior dos Santos, MMA was made legal.

Obviously, as a Frenchman, Gane couldn’t be any less happy. Alongside the news of the legalization of MMA in France, it also indicated that Gane could be seen fighting by his natives. 

As an added fact, Ciryl Gane had also depicted his wish to be the first to anchor a show at home.

“That’s really crazy. MMA started in France. I think in France, we have a big potential for the pay per view, a big potential for the fighters, the French fighters. Of course, this is a big opportunity for me too. And this [would be] a real pleasure, [to fight] in front of my family, of course, my friends and my family.”
-Ciryl Gane

Ciryl Gane | Career Record

Kickboxing

Kickboxing Record
Total 13
Wins 13
By knockout 9
Losses 0

MMA Record

Total 12
Wins 11
By knockout 5
By submission 3
By decision 3
Losses 1

Wife & Kids

An interim heavyweight champion is a married man, but the details about his wife are not available. Gane shares two daughters with his wife.

Social Media Presence

Ciryl is pretty much available on most of social media platforms. He is very much active on Instagram, where he posts pictures of his upcoming fights, vacations, trainings, and some endorsements.

He is available on Instagram under the username @ciryl_gane, Twitter @ciryl_gane, Facebook @Ciryl Gane MMA, and YouTube @cirylGane.

Instagram: 958k Followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Popularity

The interim UFC heavyweight champion, with a record of 11-1, is quite popular among UFC fans.

Ciryl Gane's Popularity Graph
Ciryl Gane’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above image gives brief information about the popularity of Bon Gamin based on Google searches in the United States over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is Ciryl Gane's reach?

Ciryl Gane's reach is 81 inches (2.06 meters).

What does Ciryl Gane's ring name 'Bon Gamin' mean?

Ciryl Gane's ring name 'Bon Gamin' is simply a French translation of his childhood nickname 'Good kid.'

When did Ciryl Gane Fight Against Anthony Joshua?

Gane fought against Joshua in July 2021.

How Gane became Interim Champion?

Ciryl Gane defeated Derrick Lewis via a third-round TKO at UFC 265 in Houston, claiming the interim heavyweight championship title.

What is the walkout music/song of Ciryl Gane?

Ciryl Gane walks out to “Two of Amerikaz Most Wanted” by Tupac Shakur ft. Snoop Dogg.

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