UFC 265 fight week time!
We’ve got ourselves an interim heavyweight title at stake on August 7th. The lovable, frighteningly powerful Derrick Lewis gets a hometown main event fight against French striker Ciryl Gane. Yes, it’s ridiculous that an interim title has been created when Francis Ngannou is uninjured and just fought in March, but we won’t rehash that nonsense. The winner of this fight presumably will get Ngannou next, so there’s the potential for an all-French heavyweight championship if Gane can get the W.
As usual, when it’s a pay-per-view week it gets the Countdown treatment. You can watch the full Countdown to UFC 265 video at the top of the page. You were going to get the main event and the co-main event between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena, but with Nunes’ recent positive COVID-19 test the Lewis-Gane fight now comprises the entire Countdown episode.
UFC 265 takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX (with a full set of fans), with the usual main card start time of 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.