The main event of UFC 265 will feature the UFC Heavyweight interim title fight between the number 2nd ranked UFC Heavyweight fighter, Derrick Lewis facing the number 3 ranked Heavyweight fighter, Ciryl Gane. Here is the UFC 265 Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane Prediction and Fight Preview.
UFC 265: Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane Fight Preview
Derrick Lewis is one of the most elite strikers in the UFC Heavyweight division who holds the record for most knockout wins in the promotion’s history. Lewis made his debut in UFC against Jack May on UFC on Fox: Werdum vs Browne.
Over the years, he has fought against some of the biggest names in the division and holds victories over some big guns such as Francis Ngannou, Curtis Blaydes, Marcin Tybura, Alexander Volkov, and many others.
‘The Black Beast’ fought for the UFC Heavyweight title for the first time against, Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. Cormier defeated him by second-round submission, he is coming into this fight with a four-fight winning streak with his latest win coming against Curtis Blaydes on UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Blaydes.
Lewis was supposed to fight Francis Ngannou for his first title defense but due to disputes on the date of that fight with the promotion, UFC announced an interim title fight. Now, Derrick Lewis will look forward to grabbing the interim title in front of his home crowd at UFC 265.
Ciryl Gane on the other hand is one of the most rapidly rising contenders in the UFC Heavyweight division. He made his debut on UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs Carmouche 2 against Raphael Pessoa.
Gane is undefeated in his MMA career and he is 6-0 inside UFC. Ciryl Gane defeated Alexander Volkov in his last fight on UFC Fight Night: Gane vs Volkov. Gane is on the second number after Jon Jones to get the title shot since his debut.
UFC 265: Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane Prediction
The undefeated Heavyweight fighter, Ciryl Gane is the betting favorite to win this fight with odds of -400 in his favor against the hometown hero, Derrick Lewis who’ll be coming into this fight as an underdog with betting odds +280.
This fight is going to be a high voltage clash between two titans of the Heavyweight division. It is going to be interesting to see whether Derrick Lewis loses in front of his home crowd or Ciryl Gane will lose his undefeated streak.
Predicted Result: Derrick Lewis def Ciryl Gane