French heavyweight prospect, Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin’ Gane will have to postpone his would-be fourth Octagon appearance once more ahead of this weekend’s scheduled showdown with Croatian standout, Ante ‘Walking Trouble’ Delija.
With recent pairings opposite, Shamil Abdurakhimov, and Sergei Pavlovich shelved – Gane was finally expected to make his first Octagon walk since UFC Fight Night Busan last December, where he scored a unanimous decision win against fellow up and comer, Tanner Boser.
According to a report from French outlet, La Sueur – contractual issues have forced Delija from the slated tie with Gane, which would’ve marked his promotional debut. The report details how current circumstances will prevent Gane from scoring a new opponent on short-notice – removing him from proceedings altogether following the co-main event pairing’s falter.
With an undefeated 6-0 professional record, MMA Factory trainee and Fernand Lopez student, Gane has managed to strike three consecutive wins since his UFC bow back in August of last year. In an active stint in the prior annum, Gane laid waste to Raphael Pessoa via an opening round arm-triangle, before notching a late heel hook finish of Don’Tale Mayes prior to his above-noted win over Canada’s, Boser.
Delija, a former KSW feature, was set to make his promotional bow this weekend – touting an eye-catching 17-3 professional record. With notables names such as Oli Thompson, Carl Seumanutafa, Ricardo Prasel, Konstantin Glukhov, Valentijn Overeem, and Ricco Rodriguez on his winning résumé – the Dubrovnik native offered an experienced challenge for Gane’s fourth Octagon appearance.