Frenchman Ciryl Gane continued his unbeaten ways winning a relatively easy five round decision over Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Fight Night 190 Saturday in Las Vegas. Gane came out moving in the first round using quick in and out attacks against the taller Russian. But by the second round he'd taken control over the center of the octagon and had Volkov backing off for most of the fight's remainder.
Volkov relied mainly on low kicks and seemed hesitant at times in unloading with his hands. Fighting primarily out of a southpaw stance, Gane countered Volkov's left, lead leg roundhouse kicks to the outside of his right leg by continually pumping right leg sidekicks into the front of Volkov's left thigh and knee. Consistently mixing in darting right jabs to the face with his sidekicks, Gane controlled the match-up as his record rose to 9-0 and he put himself into possible contention for a title shot at former teammate and current UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou.