UFC 265 is headlined by Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane fight for the interim heavyweight title. The creation of an interim heavyweight title is a surprise to many people. The co-main event fight will witness legendary female mixed martial artist Amanda Nunes defending her women’s bantamweight belt against Julianna Pena.
Francis Ngannou won the undisputed crown just three months back. Despite this, the winner of Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will win the belt and earn a guaranteed shot against Ngannou. Here are all the details of the fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane fight, including Fight card, date, odds, rumours, location and broadcasters.
Lewis vs Gane Date, Time and Location
- Date: August 7, 2023
- Location: Toyota Center, Houston
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
The fighters will face each other at Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) 265. The interim heavyweight title fight will take place on 7th August 2023. The location of the fight is Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States. The main card of the event will commence at 10 pm ET. MMA fans can watch UFC 265 live stream on the ESPN+ app and BT Sports app.
UFC 265: Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane Fight Card
|Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship||Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane|
|Women’s Bantamweight [Championship]||Amanda Nunes vs Julianna Peña|
|Bantamweight||José Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz|
|Welterweight||Vicente Luque vs Michael Chiesa|
|Women’s Strawweight||Tecia Torres vs Angela Hill|
|Bantamweight||Song Yadong vs Casey Kenney|
|Strawweight||Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jessica Penne|
|Early preliminary card|
|Light Heavyweight||Alonzo Menifield vs Ed Herman|
|Flyweight||Manel Kape vs Ode’ Osbourne|
|Women’s Flyweight||Victoria Leonardo vs Melissa Gatto|
|Bantamweight||Vince Morales vs Drako Rodriguez|
|Bantamweight||Johnny Munoz vs Jamey Simmons|
Derrick Lewis Professional Record
The 36-year-old American started mixed martial arts in 2009. In the year 2014, he made his UFC debut. He has a total of 33 fights to his name. Out of 33 fights, he has won 25 fights in his professional career.
Lewis has won 20 fights by a knockout, 1 by submission and 4 by decision. The American has faced 7 defeats in his career.
- Total Fights: 33
- Fights won: 25
- Won by knockout: 20
- Fights lost: 7
Ciryl Gane Professional Record
Ciryl Gane is a French professional mixed martial artist. He made his UFC debut in 2019 against Raphael Pessoa. Gane won the fight by an arm-triangle choke at the end of the first round. The 31-year-old has fought 9 fights and won all of them. He has won 3 fights by knockout, 3 by submission and 3 by decision. Gane is yet to taste defeat in his professional mixed martial arts career.
- Total Fights: 9
- Fights won: 9
- Won by knockout: 3
- Fights lost: 0
UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane Betting Odds
- Ciryl Gane -300
- Derrick Lewis +240
Derrick Lewis has a record of knocking out his opponent of around 80 per cent, which is quite good, while his opponent, 31-year-old Gane, is undeated so far. Ciryl Gane is expected to maintain the perfect record at UFC 265.