Claiming the interim heavyweight title with pure and utter dominance, Ciryl Gane would outclass Derrick Lewis from the get-go before securing a third-round TKO.
Showcasing his freakish athleticism alongside his brilliant fight intelligence, Gane would never look anything other than in control against the hometown hero.
Chopping down Lewis’ lead leg with kicks in addition to punishing jabs finding their mark every time, Gane’s damage would toll up by the third round as ‘The Black Beast’ notably wilted.
With Lewis turtled up against the cage, Gane would pile on the pressure forcing referee Dan Miragliotta to step in and start the procession for the Frenchman to be awarded UFC gold.
Ciryl Gane def. Derrick Lewis via TKO (Round 3, 4:11)
Jose Aldo def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Vicente Luque def. Michael Chiesa via submission (D’Arce choke) (Round 1, 3:25)
Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Song Yadong def. Casey Kenney via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Rafael Fiziev def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Vince Morales def. Drako Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alonzo Menifield def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jessica Penne def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via submission (armbar) (Round 1, 4:32)
Early Preliminary Card
Manel Kape def. Ode Osbourne via KO (Round 1, 4:44)
Miles Johns def. Anderson Dos Santos via KO (Round 3, 1:16)
Melissa Gatto def. Victoria Leonardo via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) (Round 2, 5:00)
Johnny Munoz def. Jamey Simmons via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 2:35)