Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Gane vs Santos?
Ciryl Gane beat Junior dos Santos by , during the main card of UFC 256, on Saturday 12th December 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ciryl Gane.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Gane vs Santos stats
Ciryl Gane stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Junior dos Santos made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Santos had a massive power advantage over Gane, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over Gane's 33%.
Ciryl Gane was the younger man by 6 years, at 31 years old.
Gane had 6-inch reach advantage.
Gane was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 12 year later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 47 less professional rounds, 18 to Santos' 65.
Gane vs Santos form
Junior dos Santos had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 252 on 15th August 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Curtis Blaydes at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at PNC Arena, Raleigh.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Francis NGannou at UFC on ESPN 3 on 29th June 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Target Center, Minneapolis.
Before that, he had beat Derrick Lewis at UFC on ESPN+ 4 on 9th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at INTRUST Bank Arena, Wichita.
He had won against Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night 142 on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Adelaide Entertainment Center, Adelaide, South Australia.
Santos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.