UFC 265 is set to host an interim title fight on August 7. This fight for the Interim-Heavyweight championship will be between top contenders Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.
After negotiations for Derrick Lewis to take on Heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, stalled, the UFC chose to match him up against newly minted top three contender Ciryl Gane. Most recently, Lewis pulled off a highlight-reel upset knockout victory over long-time top contender Curtis Blaydes. Gane enters this matchup with an undefeated record having dominated heavyweight elite fighters Alexander Volkov and Jairzinho Rozenstruik.
Joining these two title fights on the card are integral matchups in the Batmaweight and Welterweight divisions. Former Featherweight champion and current fourth rank Bantamweight contender Jose Aldo will take on the number eight ranked Pedro Munhoz. Right before this fight, welterweights Vincente Luque and Michael Chiesa will fight it out for a spot in the top five.
All the action will go down on August 7 and here’s where you can tune in.
Where can I watch UFC 265?
UFC 265’s main card will be available via PPV on ESPN+. The card which goes live at 10 p.m. PT on August 7 will cost $69.99. Here are all the fights currently announced for its main card.
- Interim Heavyweight Championship: Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane
- Bantamweight: Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz
- Welterweight: Vincente Luque vs Michael Chiesa
- Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres vs Angela Hill
- Bantamweight: Song Yadong vs Casey Kenney
The preliminary card will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. Here is the card as it stands.
- Ligthweight: Bobby Green vs Rafael Fiziev
- Bantamweight: Vince Morales vs Drako Rodriguez
- Light-Heavyweight: Alonzo Menifield vs Ed Herman
- Women’s Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jessica Penne
There will also be a set of early prelims broadcast exclusively to UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET. Here is what you can expect.
- Flyweight: Manel Kape vs Ode Osbourne
- Bantamweight: Miles Johns vs Anderson Dos Santos
- Women’s Flyweight: Victoria Leonardo vs Melissa Gatto
- Bantamweight: Johny Munhoz vs Jamey Simmons
Where can I watch UFC 265 outside of the US?
Those fight fans outside the US can watch all the action live on BT Sports in the United Kingdom and on UFC Fight Pass in other countries.