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UFC 265 record rundown: Can Derrick Lewis score a record knockout over Ciryl Gane?

Derrick Lewis is tied for most KO’s in UFC history heading into UFC 265

On February 20, Derrick Lewis scored a second-round knockout win over Curtis Blaydes. The stoppage was the 12th knockout of Lewis’ UFC career and put him one KO ahead of Matt Brown for most knockouts in UFC history. Brown tied things back up on June 19 when he knocked out Dhiego Lima. On Saturday, Lewis looks to break that tie when he faces Ciryl Gane in the main event of UFC 265. Gane enters the contest on a six-fight UFC winning streak, the longest current run of consecutive victories in the UFC heavyweight division. Other than records, the interim heavyweight title and a future date opposite current champ, Francis Ngannou, is on the line.

Lewis joined the UFC in 2014. He opened his career with two first-round knockout wins. The first eight fights of Lewis’ UFC run all ended via knockout. He was 6-2 before he went the distance, beating Roy Nelson via split decision in 2016.

In 2018, Lewis earned his first shot at UFC gold. Daniel Cormier submitted him in the second round of that fight to retain the heavyweight crown. Lewis, who is currently the No. 2 ranked fighter in the official UFC heavyweight rankings, is on a four fight winning streak entering UFC 265.

Gane, who is one spot behind Lewis in the UFC heavyweight rankings, joined the UFC in 2019 with a record of 3-0. Today, he is 9-0. A well-rounded fighter, who takes a more cerebral approach to MMA than most heavyweights, Gane has three decision wins, two submission victories and one knockout in the UFC. He is also one of the more elusive heavyweights, his significant striking defense of 63.2 percent puts him in second among active UFC heavyweights. Only Tanner Boser, who has a significant striking defense of 63.6 percent, ranks higher than Gane.

The interim heavyweight championship could come down to power or defense on Saturday. Before Lewis and Gane face off, look at where the two fighters stand in the UFC record book.

UFC 265 takes place at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN+.

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane

Derrick Lewis Ciryl Gane
Derrick Lewis Ciryl Gane
Overall UFC Records Overall UFC records
Lewis is tied for 1st in UFC history with 12 knockout wins Gane is tied for first in UFC history in bottom position time with 0:00
Gane is tied for first in UFC history in bottom position percentage at 0.00%
Overall UFC heavyweight records Overall UFC heavyweight records
Lewis ranks first in UFC heavywweight history in knockout wins with 11 Gane ranks first in UFC heavyweight history in bottom position time with 0:00
Lewis is tied for second in UFC heavyweight history with 15 wins Gane ranks first in UFC heavyweight history in bottom position percentage at 0.00%
Lewis is tied for second in UFC heavyweight history with 12 finishes Gane ranks third in UFC heavyweight history in longest average fight time at 15:15
Lewis is tied for third in UFC heavyweight history with seven fight-night bonuses Gane ranks third in UFC heavyweight history in striking differential at plus 2.53
Lewis ranks sixth in UFC heavyweight history with a total fight time of 3:20:21 Gane is tied for fourth in UFC heavyweight history with a six-fight winning streak
Lewis ranks sixth in UFC heavyweight history with 21 fights Gane ranks fourth in UFC heavyweight history in significant striking defense at 63.2 percent
Gane ranks sixth in UFC heavyweight history in strikes landed per minute at 5.13
UFC heavyweight single fight records UFC Heavyweight Single Fight Records
Lewis has the largest comeback finish in a UFC heavyweight fight at minus 82 vs. Alexander Volkov on 10-6-18 Gane has the most total leg kicks landed in a UFC heavyweight fight with 71 vs. Jarizinho Rozenstruik on 2.27.21
Lewis has the second latest finish in a UFC heavyweight fight with 0:11 left vs. Alexander Volkov on 10-6-18 Gane has the latest submission in UFC heavyweight history at 4:46 of Rd. 3 vs. Don'Tale Mayes on 10.26.19
Lewis has the second latest knockout in a UFC heavyweight fight with 0:11 left vs. Alexander Volkov on 10-6-18 Gane is tied for second most leg kicks landed in a UFC heavyweight fight with 46 vs. Jarizinho Rozenstruik on 2.27.21
Lewis ranks eighth in significant ground strikes landed in one UFC heavyweight fight with 46 vs. Ruan Potts on 2-28-15 Gane has the third latest finish in UFC heavyweight history at 4:46 of Rd. 3 vs. Don'Tale Mayes on 10.26.19
Lewis has the 10th largest comeback finish in a UFC heavyweight fight at minus 21 vs. Curtis Blaydes on 2-20-21 Gane has the fourth most leg kicks landed in a UFC heavyweight fight with 40 vs. Alexander Volkov on 6.26.21
Gane ranks fifth in distance strikes landed in a UFC heavyweight fight with 134 vs. Alexander Volkov on 6.26.21
Gane is tied for sixth most takedowns attempted in a UFC heavyweight fight with 14 vs. Jarizinho Rozenstruik on 2.27.21
Gane ranks seventh in most significant strikes landed in a UFC heavyweight fight with 135 vs. Alexander Volkov on 6.26.21
Gane is tied for eighth most leg kicks landed in a UFC heavyweight history with 29 vs. Junior dos Santos on 12.12.20
Gane ranks eighth in total leg strikes landed in a UFC heavyweight fight with 42 vs. Alexander Volkov on 6.26.21
Gane is tied for ninth in significant body strikes landed in a UFC heavyweight fight win 35 vs. Alexander Volkov on 6.26.21