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Tale of the Tape for Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane at UFC 265

Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane fight at heavyweight in the main event of UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7th. We break down the odds.

In this handout photo provided by UFC, (R-L) Ciryl Gane of France kicks Alexander Volkov of Russia in a heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In the main event interim title bout at heavyweight for UFC 265, Derrick Lewis will take on Ciryl Gane Saturday live from Houston on Saturday, August 7 and available on ESPN+ PPV.

The 36-year-old Lewis enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 25-7 (1 NC), and is ranked second in the heavyweight division. “The Black Beast” last competed at UFC Fight Night 185 in February, defeating Curtis Blaydes by knockout in Round 2.

The veteran heavyweight fighter averages 2.59 strikes per minute, with an accuracy of 50%. But the 36-year-old only absorbs 2.16 strikes per minute, while he defends against them at 44%.

As for Gane, he walks into the main event with a professional fighting record of 9-0. He is currently ranked third in the heavyweight class. This will be “Bon Gamin” Gane’s third bout this year. He last fought at UFC Fight Night 190 in June, where Gane defeated Volkov by unanimous decision.

The 31-year-old French fighter lands 5.13 significant strikes per minute with 54% accuracy. He also absorbs more strikes than Lewis at 2.6 per minute and defends against them at 47%.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 on Saturday, August 7th.

Money line odds for UFC 265

Lewis: +270
Gane: -350

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