UFC heads back to the Toyota Center in Houston this weekend for UFC 265. The 13-fight card will wrap up with a heavyweight interim title bout main event between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.
The five-bout main card get started at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 7 and will air exclusively via live stream at ESPN+ PPV. It will cost $69.99 for the full card and the link provides an option for simply buying the card or buying the Disney Plus bundle that includes Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN+.
Lewis and Gane are fighting for an interim title bout, but really are fighting for a shot at full heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou. Lewis is 25-7 in his pro career with 20 knockouts and is coming off a second-round KO of Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night 185 in February. Gane is 9-0 with three knockouts and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Alexander Volkov at UFC Fight Night 190 this past June.
The unbeaten Gane is a sizable favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at -350 to win. Lewis is a +270 underdog and this is not expected to last long. Total rounds is installed at 3.5 with the under juiced to -155. The favored winning method and round is Gane by first round knockout or DQ at +330, followed by Gane knockout or DQ in the second round at +650. Lewis’ best odds are +1000 to win by first round knockout or DQ.