UFC 265:
Lewis vs. Gane

Venue: Toyota Center, City: Houston, Texas, United States, Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021



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UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will take place on August 7, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States.

UFC® today announced a multi-event partnership with Toyota Center in Houston, Texas following the record-breaking sell out of UFC 262: OLIVEIRA vs CHANDLER in May. The partnership, which includes a prospective Pay-Per-View event in 2022, kicks off with UFC 265: LEWIS vs GANE on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The main event will see Houston hometown hero and No. 2 ranked Derrick Lewis take on undefeated striking sensation and No. 3 ranked Ciryl Gane for the interim UFC heavyweight championship. In the co-main event, the greatest women’s martial artist of all time graces the Octagon once again as UFC featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes aims to retain her 135-pound title when she faces No. 6 ranked Julianna Pena.

An interim UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between former title challenger Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane has been slated to headline the event. The original plan was to feature current champion Francis Ngannou defending his title against Lewis, but the promotion opted to move forward with the interim contest due to the alleged refusal of the champion to defend it in August (despite winning the championship just three months earlier and being available for his first defense in September).

A UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between the current champion Amanda Nunes (also the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion) and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate bantamweight winner Julianna Peña was expected to take place at the event. However on July 29, the bout was pulled due to Nunes testing positive for COVID-19. They are now expected to be rescheduled for a future event.

Johnny Muñoz and Jamey Simmons were expected to meet in a bantamweight bout at UFC 261, but the latter pulled out due to undisclosed reasons. They were later rescheduled for this event.

A middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland was expected to take place at this event.[6] However, the pairing was moved to the week prior and was scheduled to headline UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland.

A women's strawweight rematch between Tecia Torres and former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill is expected to take place at this event. The pairing met previously at UFC 188 in June 2015, when Torres won by unanimous decision. The rematch was originally scheduled to take place in December of 2020 at UFC 256, but Hill tested positive for COVID-19 during the week leading up to the event and was removed from the bout.

 

 

Official Fight Card

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time
Heavyweight Ciryl Gane def. Derrick Lewis TKO (punches) 3 4:11
Bantamweight José Aldo def. Pedro Munhoz Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Vicente Luque def. Michael Chiesa Submission (D’Arce choke) 1 3:25
Women's Strawweight Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Song Yadong def. Casey Kenney Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Lightweight Rafael Fiziev def. Bobby Green Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Vince Morales def. Drako Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Alonzo Menifield def. Ed Herman Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Jessica Penne def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Submission (armbar) 1 4:32
Early preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Catchweight (129 lb) Manel Kape def. Ode' Osbourne KO (flying knee and punches) 1 4:44
Bantamweight Miles Johns def. Anderson dos Santos KO (punch) 3 1:16
Women's Flyweight Melissa Gatto def. Victoria Leonardo TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Bantamweight Johnny Muñoz Jr. def. Jamey Simmons Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:35

 

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UFC 265 RESULTS

  • Ciryl Gane (ic) def. Derrick Lewis via third-round TKO (punches)
  • Jose Aldo def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Vicente Luque def. Michael Chiesa via first-round submission (D'Arce choke)
  • Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Song Yadong def. Casey Kenney via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Rafael Fiziev def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Vince Morales def. Drako Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Alonzo Menifield def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Jessica Penne def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via first-round submission (armbar)
  • Manel Kape def. Ode Osbourne via first-round TKO (knee and punches)
  • Miles Johns def. Anderson Dos Santos via third-round knockout (punch)
  • Melissa Gatto def. Victoria Leonardo via second-round TKO (doctor stoppage)
  • Johnny Munoz Jr. def. Jamey Simmons via second-round submission (rear naked choke)

 

 


*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.