Ciryl Gane's rise through the UFC's heavyweight ranks saw him earn a title shot with Francis Ngannou in January 2022. Gane lost by decision, but with Ngannou leaving the UFC, the Frenchman will take on Jon Jones for the now-vacant UFC heavyweight title.
Read all you need to know about Gane below.
Born 12th April 1990, Gane is 32 years old.
Gane stands at 6ft 5in.
After establishing a perfect 13-0 record in Muay Thai, Gane turned his hand to MMA, where he's 10-1.
His only defeat came in a title fight to Francis Ngannou.
Gane takes on former light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023.
The French pronunciation would be close to see-real gahn, though Gane himself noticed how English speakers were pronouncing his surname (Gane as in rain), and said he liked the pronunciation.