Join us Saturday night, August 7, 2021, for a LIVE ‘radio style’ play-by-play broadcast in the player above of the UFC 265 PPV (pay-per-view) MAIN CARD with LIVE updates, commentary, results & reactions, which will begin at 10PM ET, around the start of the Featured Prelim bout between Rafael Fiziev and Bobby Green, OR at the start of the Main Card opener for the Interim Heavyweight Title between Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis and Ciryl ‘Bon Gamin’’ Gane. The event is being broadcast by ESPN+ from the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas – with a full capacity live crowd.
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The UFC showcases the battle for the Interim Heavyweight Championship in the Main Event of tonight’s PPV! It’s going to be an all out barnburner for bragging rights between fight veteran Derrick Lewis and up-and-comer Ciryl Gane in the main event and a Bantamweight brawl between José Aldo Jr and Pedro ‘The Young Punisher’ Munhoz in the co-main event.
Returning to the octagon for that main event, we have fight veteran Derrick Lewis, entering the bout with a remarkable 25-7 record. The former Bellator and Legacy FC Champion, is currently ranked #2 in the UFC HeavyWeight rankings. Lewis will be banging it out in this Interim Title tilt against Ciryl Gane. Gane, the former TKO HeavyWeight Champ is currently at #3 in the UFC HeavyWeight rankings and is entering the bout with his own impressive, undefeated 9-0 record.
In the co-main event, we have a BantamWeight scrap between former three-time UFC FeatherWeight champion, Jose ‘Junior’ Aldo, the greatest FeatherWeight in mixed martial arts history; and his opponent, #9 ranked, Pedro Munhoz. Munhoz is coming at this off a win against Jimmie Rivera, with a current 19-5 record, Meanwhile, Aldo is coming off a victory against Marlon Vera, with an impressive 29-7 record.
Also on the card, we have a WelterWeight bout taking place between Vicente Luque and Michael Chiesa, an exciting Women’s StrawWeight bout between Tecia ‘The Tiny Tornado’ Torres and Angela ‘Overkill’ Hill, preceded by our main card opening battle between Bantamweights Song Yadong and Casey Kenney, as well as an eight-bout preliminary card.
Our featured prelim bout will be between LightWeights Rafael Fiziev and Bobby Green and is expected not to disappoint, as part of our extensive eight-bout undercard. What a wild night full of fights we have to share with you!
Here’s a look at the fight card & current fight records —
ESPN+ MAIN PPV CARD | SAT. AUG 7 – 10PM/7PM ETPT
UFC Interim HeavyWeight Championship Five Round Title Fight:
13. Derrick Lewis (25-7) vs. Ciryl Gane (9-0)
12. José Aldo (29-7) vs. Pedro Munhoz (19-5)
11. Vicente Luque (20-7) vs. Michael Chiesa (17-4)
10. Tecia Torres (12-5) vs. Angela Hill (13-9)
9. Yadong Song (16-5) vs. Casey Kenney (16-3)
Remember that BloodyElbow.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 265 fight card right HERE, starting with the ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims at 6PM/3PM ETPT, and the ESPN+/ESPN Prelims at 8PM/5PM ETPT, with our Main ESPN+ PPV Card start time at around 10PM/7PM ETPT.
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Although we are not providing a radio-style play-by-play prelims show, we will have a results post for you here on Bloody Elbow. Here is a look at the Prelims Card:
ESPN/ESPN+ PRELIMS | 8PM/5PM ETPT
8. Rafael Fiziev (9-1) vs. Bobby Green (27-11)
7. Drako Rodriguez (7-2) vs. Vince Morales (9-5)
6. Ed Herman (25-14) vs. Alonzo Menifield (10-2)
5. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-6) vs. Jessica Penne (13-5)
UFC Fight Pass EARLY PRELIMS | 6PM/3PM ETPT
4. Manel Kape (15-6) vs. Ode Osbourne (9-3)
3. Miles Johns (11-1) vs. Anderson dos Santos (21-8)
2. Victoria Leonardo (8-3) vs. Melissa Gatto (6-0-2)
1. Johnny Munoz, Jr. (10-1) vs. Jamey Simmons (7-3)
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After the fights, join us for the 6th ROUND POST-FIGHT SHOW, for hot takes, possible next fights, results, and reactions to the overall event with your Bloody Elbow hosts, Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado. Find this in-depth analysis to the UFC 265 event on our BE Presents YouTube and SoundCloud channels. The Post-Fight Show link will be updated live RIGHT HERE after the fights are all wrapped up...
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