Jairzinho Rozenstruik had an evening to forget at UFC Fight Night 186.
The Surinamese heavyweight was unable to get on track against Ciryl 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 action.
After the loss, Rozenstruik released a brief video statement on social media.
“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 this.
“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 say.”
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 Santos, Alistair 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.
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