The UFC fanbase is a global one, and UFC pay-per-views definitely garner massive interest in the United States and abroad. Saturday night’s UFC 265: Derrick Lewis vs Cyril Gane is no exception, with the interim heavyweight title on the line. Live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the action inside The Octagon is sure to be memorable with a strong main card.
|When||Saturday, August 7, 2021|
|Where||Toyota Center – Houston, TX|
|TV Covearge||ESPN+ PPV (US), BT SPORT (UK) , Main Event (AU)|
|Live Stream||FightPass (Worldwide)|
UFC 265 Fight Preview, Records and Odds
Headlined by Lewis (25-7-0, 1 NC) and Gane (9-0-0), UFC 265 features three top-10 bouts in each the heavyweight, bantamweight, and welterweight divisions. With five fights total, the main card is notably light after losing Amanda Nunes’ bantamweight title defense due to a positive COVID-19 test late last month.
|Event||Opponent 1 (Record/Odds)||Opponent 2 (Record/Odds)||Weight Class|
|Main Card||Derrick Lewis|
(25-7-0, 1 NC) / +270
(9-0-0) / -350
|Main Card||Michael Chiesa|
(18-4-0) / -105
(20-7-1) / -115
|Main Card||Tecia Torres|
(11-5-0) / -145
(13-9-0) / +125
|Main Card||Song Yadong|
(16-5-1) / +105
(16-3-1) / -125
|Co-Main Card||Jose Aldo|
(28-7-0) / -140
(19-5-0, 1 NC) / +120
How to buy UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane PPV
UFC Fight Pass will carry the early prelims exclusively, as well as the prelims that will also be available on ESPN+. A monthly subscription, UFC Fight Pass is a 24/7 platform for MMA and combat sports, available for just $9.99. With events from around the world in combat sports as well as the entire UFC fight library, fans can save 20% over the monthly cost by paying $95.99 annually.
Current monthly subscribers can get UFC 264 and an upgraded bundle at a discounted rate of $84.99. They can also purchase the event itself for $69.99. Watch in ESPN+
Stream UFC 265 Prelims and Main Card fight From anywhere
UFC 265 is being carried on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass in the United States. The main card is available as a pay-per-view event. Available in a number of different countries, access to all of the event’s fights, or the event itself may not be available in all countries, especially streaming. For this, we recommend you check out FightPass.
Without a contract or subscription, FightPass allows you to watch the entire UFC 265 event without channel flipping or needing a VPN. You can purchase access to UFC 265’s early prelims, prelims, and the main card with FightPass for just $29.99.
UFC 265 fight card
- Manel Kape vs. Odé Osbourne, flyweights
- Miles Johns vs. Anderson Dos Santos, bantamweights
- Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto, women’s flyweights
- Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons, bantamweights
- Bobby Green vs. Rafael Fiziev, lightweights
- Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez, bantamweighs
- Alonzo Menifield vs. Ed Herman, light heavyweights
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne, women’s strawweights
- Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane for the UFC interim heavyweight championship
- Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz, bantamweights
- Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque, welterweights
- Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill, women’s strawweights
- Song Yadong vs. Casey Kenney, bantamweights
NUNES Fight Update for UFC 265
As strong as the main event of Lewis vs Gane is, the fight card for UFC 265 was supposed to feature one of the sport’s best talents, Amanda Nunes, in a title defense.
The two-time champion tested positive for COVID-19 on July 29, thus canceling the scheduled bantamweight bout against challenger Julianna Pena. Rather than taking on another fight, Pena (11-4-0) will have to wait until possibly December for her shot at Nunes (21-4-0). Pena is currently ranked fifth in the bantamweight standings.