The Surinamese heavyweight was unable to get on track against
Gane, as he lost a five-round verdict in Saturday’s headliner
at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Rozenstruik never displayed his
knockout power in a contest where Gane controlled the range and
held a comfortable 102-to-42 edge in significant strikes landed.
While Gane cruised, the bout was sorely lacking when it came to
After the loss, Rozenstruik released a brief video statement on
“Fans, family, and friends, I just fought and the fight didn’t go
my way,” he said. “I think it’s my worst performance ever if you
ask me… So this is me explaining myself, I think I owe you guys
“I’m gonna go back home and work my ass off for my next fight.
Don’t know when that’s gonna be. Respect to Ciryl, he win the
fight, and he’s a professional fighter. This is what I can
A first statement.
— Jairzinho ‘BIGI BOY’ Rozenstruik (@JairRozenstruik)
February 28, 2021
The 32-year-old “Bigi Boi” is 5-2 within the Las Vegas-based
promotion and has finished all of his triumphs via knockout or
technical knockout, a resume that includes finishes of Junior dos
Overeem and Andrei
Arlovski. However, the former kickboxer has lost two of his
last three Octagon appearances, falling to Gane and Francis
Ngannou within the past year.