Pros react after Ciryl Gane stops Junior dos Santos at UFC 256

Junior dos Santos, Brendan Schaub
Image via @ufc on Instagram

A heavyweight bout featuring former division champion Junior dos Santos taking on Ciryl Gane kicked off tonight’s UFC 256 pay-per-view event.

Dos Santos (21-9 MMA) had entered tonight’s event looking to snap a three-fight losing skid. In his most previous effort at UFC 252, ‘JDS’ suffered a second round TKO loss to Jairzinho Rozenstruik. That setback was preceded by stoppage losses to Curtis Blaydes and Francis Ngannou.

Meanwhile, Ciryl Gane had entered UFC 256 sporting a perfect professional record of 6-0. The Frenchman was stepping inside the Octagon for the first time since scoring a unanimous decision victory over Tanner Boser twelve months ago when he squared off with Junior dos Santos this evening.

Ciryl Gane, UFC Fight Island 6
Image via @ciryl_gane on Instagram

Tonight’s heavyweight collision was dictated by Ciryl Gane. The Frenchman was able to utilize some heavy low kicks to get the better of ‘JDS’ in Round One. Then, in round two, Gane put Junior Dos Santos away with punches after stunning the former champ with a hard jab.

Official UFC 256 Result: Ciryl Gane def. Junior dos Santos via TKO in Round 2

Check out how the pros reacted to Gane defeating Dos Santos below:

https://twitter.com/TMarretaMMA/status/1337957375794417665

https://twitter.com/Benaskren/status/1337963179515768834

https://twitter.com/MoTownPhenom/status/1337963665480327168

Who would you like to see Ciryl Gane fight next following his TKO victory over Junior dos Santos this evening in Las Vegas? Share your thoughts in the comments section PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com December 12, 2020

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM