UFC 265 is live, and will be from Houston’s Toyota Center on Saturday, August 7th. The main event is for an interim heavyweight championship fight between the the #2 Derrick Lewis and #3 Ciryl Gane, with the winner likely earning a fight with the full champion Francis Ngannou. There are five fights on the main card, four on the preliminary card, and four on the early preliminary card that starts at 6:00 p.m. ET live on UFC Fight Pass.
We’ll be tracking all the results tonight. Below you’ll find the winner, how they secured a victory, and adding gifs, and video of exciting moments or stoppages where we can. Make sure to follow along throughout the evening! We’ve also included the odds for all fights from DraftKings Sportsbook as of 6:00 p.m. ET.
#2 Derrick Lewis (+270) vs. #3 Ciryl Gane (-350): Interim Heavyweight Championship
Winner: Ciryl Gane
Winning Method: Ciryl Gane wins by TKO (punches) at :48 of the third round.
The leg kicks of Gane slowed down Lewis, and he just chopped him down at the end. An incredible performance. His fight with Francis Ngannou should be one not to be missed.
#5 Jose Aldo (-140) vs. #9 Pedro Munhoz (+120): Bantamweight
Winner: Jose Aldo
Winning Method: Jose Aldo wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Never a doubt in a fight that wasn’t super exciting. The two-time UFC champion at featherweight. Aldo led on significant strikes 113-64, and controlled his fellow Brazilian in a bout that was without a takedown in all 15 minutes.
#5 Michael Chiesa (-105) vs. #6 Vicente Luque (-115): Welterweight
Winner: Michael Chisea
Winning Method: Michael Chisea wins by submission (D’Arce choke) at 3:25 of Round 1.
What a move by Chisea! In an exciting fight he was in and out of trouble, but found a way to get the finish from his back. Great stuff for a guy now in line for a title shot soon.
#10 Tecia Torres vs. #12 Angela Hill: Women’s Strawweight
Winner: Tecia Torres
Winning Method: Tecia Torres wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27).
Not much doubt in this one, as Torres was ahead on significant strikes 127-79, and spent more time on offense.
Song Yadong vs. Casey Kenney: Bantamweight
Winner: Song Yadong
Winning Method: Song Yadong wins by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).
Not sure how a judge could have it for Kenney, but at least the winer was right in another exciting mostly-standup battle. Yadong led on significant strikes 106-74, and seemed to have more control for most of it. It wasn’t a blowout, but Yadong was the better fighter. He’s 6-1-1 in a UFC octagon now.
Bobby Green (+245) vs. Rafael Fiziev (-310): Lightweight
Winner: Rafael Fiziev
Winning Method: Rafael Fiziev wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
At no point was it in doubt, but the Kyrgyzstani combatant were in an exciting bout. Green actually won on significant strikes 135-106 in what was a total stand-up battle, but the power behind the shots means the right man won. A contender for the Fight Of The Night bonus.
Vince Morales (-105) vs. Drako Rodriguez (-115): Bantamweight
Winner: Vince Morales
Winning Method: Vince Morales wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Morales was ahead on significant strikes 72-51, but this felt like a pretty easy decision. Morales moves to 10-5, and it’s a big win for a fighter that had lost three of his last four bouts.
Alonzo Menifield (-240) vs. Ed Herman (+195): Light Heavyweight
Winner: Alonzo Menifield
Winning Method: Alonzo Menifield wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
It was a pretty dull fight, and it was almost stopped at one point, but no doubt who should the winner would be. Menifield was ahead on significant strikes 79-38, but it was the 12 leg kicks that made a big difference.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (-140) vs. Jessica Penne (+120): Women’s Strawweight
Winner: Jessica Penne
Winning Method: Jessica Penne wins by submission (armbar) at 4:32 of the first round.
Penne controlled the fight from pillar to post, and put Kowalkiewicz in plenty of awkward positions before this perfect finish.
Manel Kape (-200) vs. Ode Osbourne (+170): Flyweight
Winner: Manel Kape
Winning Method: Manel Kape wins by KO (flying knee) at 4:44 of the first round.
What a shot! Kape calls himself one of the best flyweights in the world afterwards, and moves to 16-6 in the cage.
Miles Johns (-210) vs. Anderson Dos Santos (+175): Bantamweight
Winner: Miles Johns
Winning Method: Miles Johns wins by KO (punch) at 1:16 of Round 3.
Good night. Johns with a contender for a fight bonus early on.
Victoria Leonardo (-110) vs. Melissa Gatto (-110): Women’s Flyweight
Winner: Melissa Gatto
Winning Method: Melissa Gatto wins by TKO (doctor stoppage) at the end of Round 2.
Leonardo broke her arm (an injury she’s had before), but tried to fight through it telling the doctor she still wanted to compete. But the doc does the right thing and won’t let her continue.
Johnny Munoz (-310) vs. Jamey Simmons (+245): Bantamweight
Winner: Johnny Munoz
Winning Method: Johnny Munoz wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:35 of the second round.
Not much of a challenge for Munoz, who goes to 11-1 as a cagefighter.
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