UFC Vegas 20: Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane Picks and Predictions
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Ciryl Gane vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Saturday, Feburary 27th at 8:00 PM
The Line: -- Ciryl Gane -275 /Jairzinho Rozenstruik +210 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Ciryl Gane face off on Saturday in a heavyweight bout for the main event of UFC Vegas 20 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Jairzinho “Bigi Boy” Rozenstruik comes into this fight with an 11-1 record overall and his only loss came two fights ago against Francis Ngannou in May of 2020. Rozenstruik bounced back in the last fight against Junior Dos Santos in August of 2020 in a big way. Midway through the second round, Rozenstruk wore down Dos Santos enough and landed his big punch to come away with the knockout. Rozenstruik is currently averaging 4.04 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 3.01 significant strikes per minute. Rozenstruik wants to keep the fight on the feet and during his UFC career he still hasn’t had a takedown. He does stop 75 percent of his opponents takedowns though. In this one, Rozenstruik needs to try to his his power early and end it early,
On the other side of this matchup is is Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane who sits with a 7-0 record overall and since coming into the UFC he has a 4-0 record. Gane’s last fight also came against Junior Dos Santos back in December of 2020 and it was also midway through the second round that he was able to finish the fight by knockout. Gane is averaging 5.61 significant strikes per minute while absorbing 1.95 significant strikes per minute.Gane does average 1.00 successful takedowns every 15 minutes and he is successful on 60 percent of the attempts. Gane also stops 100 percent of his opponents takedown attempts. Gane at times will try to lock in a submission attempt averaging 0.7 attempts every 15 minutes.
Gane is the more talented fighter, but all it takes is one of Roenstruik’s fist to end the fight. I think Rozenstruik is going to find one of those big punches and it by knockout. Back “Bigi BOy” as a big underdog to cash.