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How to watch UFC 265 on ESPN+ PPV via live online stream

We go over how to watch the UFC’s 265 pay-per-view of 2021, with the interim heavyweight title on the line.

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

UFC 265 is set to get going this weekend from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. There is a five-bout main card highlighted by the heavyweight interim title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane. The event will air across the ESPN network, with the main card broadcast via ESPN+ PPV.

Lewis is the second-ranked heavyweight while Gane is the third-ranked heavyweight. They’re fighting for a newly-created interim heavyweight title. The winner would likely then face full champ Francis Ngannou in the near future. There are no other titles on the line on Saturday, but the main card includes ranked contenders at bantamweight, welterweight, and women’s strawweight.

The early prelims will start at 6:00 p.m. ET with the prelims at 8:00 p.m. ET. The main card is expected to begin at 10:00 p.m. ET with the Lewis-Gane fight to close it out.

So how do you watch it?

The main card for UFC 265 will be live streamed on ESPN+ PPV, which will cost $69.99 for the full card. The link provides an option for simply buying the card or buying the Disney Plus bundle that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.

The early prelims for UFC 265 will be live streamed on UFC Fight Pass, and are free for those that pay monthly for the channel. The four-fight preliminary card for UFC 265 will air on ESPN and ESPN+, and is free to all subscribers. But everyone will need to pay for the last five fights on the main card, and that will be $69.99 added to your credit card by ESPN. You can click on the buy portion of the app to get the show in full.

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane main card

  • Main event: #2 Derrick Lewis vs. #3 Ciryl Gane, heavyweight interim title
  • #5 Jose Aldo vs. #9 Pedro Munhoz, bantamweight
  • #5 Michael Chiesa vs. #6 Vicente Luque, welterweight
  • #10 Tecia Torres vs. #12 Angela Hill, women’s strawweight
  • Song Yadong vs. Casey Kenney, bantamweight

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane preliminary card

  • Bobby Green vs. Rafael Fiziev, lightweight
  • Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez, bantamweight
  • Alonzo Menifield vs. Ed Herman, light heavyweight
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne, women’s strawweight

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane early preliminary card

  • Manel Kape vs. Ode’ Osbourne, flyweight
  • Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos, bantamweight
  • Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto, women’s flyweight
  • Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons, bantamweight