UFC heavyweight Alan Baudot has revealed why his coaching accomplice Ciryl Gane will come out on high in his interim heavyweight title struggle in opposition to Derrick Lewis at UFC 265.
In a current interview with Sportskeeda MMA’s Andrew Whitelaw, Baudot was requested his ideas as to how the struggle between Gane and Lewis would play out. He said the next:
“I believe it is a simple struggle for Ciryl. Ciryl is small and lighter. He’ll flip, flip, flip. His footwork is loopy. And I believe Derrick will punch the air.”
Catch our full interview with Baudot forward of his conflict with Rodrigo Nascimento at UFC Vegas 31 later right this moment:
Baudot’s prediction of how the struggle will finish is mirrored by each considered one of Gane’s performances to this point. The Frenchman has usually been in comparison with a middleweight by way of his motion and pace. He has defeated among the UFC’s high heavyweight fighters on the street to his title bout, together with the likes of Alexander Volkov, Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Junior dos Santos.
Baudot discusses a possible UFC Paris occasion headlined by Gane vs. Ngannou
Ought to Gane defeat Lewis at UFC 265, he’ll arrange a struggle in opposition to present UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. With each males having roots in France, there may be constructing anticipation for a possible UFC Paris card, headlined by the 2 males.
Baudot did not appear as sure of his teammate’s possibilities in opposition to Ngannou. That is unsurprising contemplating the emphatic style by which Ngannou took the heavyweight belt from Stipe Miocic earlier this yr. Baudot instructed Sportskeeda MMA::
“I believe this struggle may be very superior… I’m assured about Ciryl however you understand at heavyweight only one punch will change your life.”
Baudot, additionally a local of France, was requested if he had aspirations of showing on a UFC Paris card himself. The heavyweight said that competing in France for the UFC was a private dream of his:
“Sure for me it’s a large dream. I would like my household, my associates, my followers, in Paris. Come present me and push me. Let’s go!”
However in the intervening time, Baudot will compete on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. He’ll tackle Nascimento within the opening struggle of UFC Vegas 31, hoping to safe his first win within the UFC octagon.