Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos posts clip claiming Ciryl Gane hit Tai Tuivasa with illegal blow
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Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos posts clip claiming Ciryl Gane hit Tai Tuivasa with illegal blow

Number one heavyweight contender Ciryl Gane secured a third-round knockout victory against Tai Tuivasa at UFC Paris.

The hometown hero marked the UFC’s debut in France with a befitting performance, which earned him a lot of praise and appreciation. However, not everybody received his victory with the same positivity.

Gane’s former opponent Junior dos Santos felt that the Frenchman landed an illegal blow to the back of Tuivasa’s head en route to finishing the Australian.

He tweeted his disappointment, accompanied by a video that showed ‘Bon Gamin’ landing a blow to the back of his opponent’s head during the final sequence of the bout.

The Brazilian wrote:

“Que cara sujo esse Gane De novo batendo na nuca, o que esses “especialistas” vão dizer agora? What a dirty fighter this Gane is Again hitting the back of the head Nad now what are those “fight experts” will say about it? @ufc @danawhite”

Check out his tweet below:

The former heavyweight champion’s ire stems from his own experience against Ciryl Gane at UFC 256. ‘Bon Gamin’ landed an elbow on the back of dos Santos’ head, which ultimately led to a finish for the Frenchman. While ‘Cigano’ immediately protested the stoppage, he was not entertained by the referee.

The fight proved to be the Brazilian’s last in the UFC. The fighter’s team has filed an appeal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to overturn the result to a no-contest or disqualification but is yet to find closure on the matter.

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