Ciryl Gane defeated Derrick Lewis by TKO in the third round to capture the UFC interim heavyweight title on Saturday night at UFC 265 in Houston, Texas.
The end came 4 minutes, 11 seconds into round 3.
Gane (10-0), one of the UFC’s top promising fighters, became the first French-born fighter to win UFC gold.
Lewis (25-8, 1 NC) went on a four-fight winning streak. He is the UFC’s all-time heavyweight leader in knockouts (12), a mark that has him tied with Vitor Belfort and Matt Brown for the most in UFC history in any weight division.
Lewis, 36, fell on his other title shot, a second-round submission loss to Daniel Cormier for the undisputed title at UFC 230 in November 2018.