The interim heavyweight championship of the world is on the line at UFC 265 on Saturday night from Houston as American Derrick Lewis battles France’s Ciryl Gane. The winner would next get a shot at true champion Francis Ngannou. Who will win the ticket to take on the Nigerian monster?
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UFC 265 Event Info
- When: Saturday, 10 PM ET (main card)
- Where: Toyota Center, Houston
- TV: Pay-per-view
- Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
|Derrick Lewis||+282||Ciryl Gane||-400|
|José Aldo||-125||Pedro Munhoz||-101|
|Michael Chiesa||-105||Vicente Luque||-120|
|Tecia Torres||-147||Angela Hill||+117|
|Song Yadong||-104||Casey kenney||-120|
Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane PreviewThe UFC’s original play was for Ngannou to fight Lewis, but Ngannou’s management team didn’t think it was fair for him to have to fight so soon after winning the title with a second-round knockout over former champion Stipe Miocic in late March. UFC president Dana White countered that the company believed Lewis and Gane were deserving of a title shot now. “This comes as a complete shock,” Ngannou’s agent said when this fight was booked in late June. “To make an interim title so soon, if you look at the history of this division, it comes as a surprise.”
Why Bet on Derrick Lewis
- UFC 265 Odds: +289
Why Bet on Ciryl Gane?
- UFC 265 Odds: -400
Gane, 31, is 9-0 in a professional career that only began three years ago – he once was a teammate of Ngannou. “Bon Gamin” comes off a June unanimous decision victory over Alexander Volkov. Gane has three wins by KO/TKO, three by submission and three by decision. He will have a two-inch reach advantage over Lewis.
UFC 265 Expert Betting Predictions
This is a close fight to call, but looking at Strickland’s record against unorthodox fighters, Hall might find the opportunity to execute the knockout punch. After building up his confidence against Anderson Silva, ‘Prime Time’ gets a good chance at winning this fight. On the other hand, Strickland brings a lot to the table as well in terms of beating Hall on paper, making it tough to pick a clear-cut winner. But since Strickland is the hotter of the two, he gets a slight advantage here.
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