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UFC 265

UFC 265: Latest News, Fight Card, Where to Watch

UFC 265 is almost upon us as UFC fans await the coronation of a new UFC interim heavyweight champion. The #2 heavyweight contender, Derrick Lewis, and the #3 heavyweight contender, Ciryl Gane, will headline this intriguing event to claim the vacant title.

UFC 265 will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, USA, on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The pay-per-view event is filled with several exciting bouts.

UFC 265: Main Event

As already mentioned above, a thrilling heavyweight clash between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will headline UFC 265. 'The Black Beast' is on a four-fight win streak, while 'Bon Gamin' is undefeated (9-0). Both fighters will aim to extend their unbeaten runs and secure a fight against Francis Ngannou.


UFC 265: Main Card

Weight Class Fighters
HeavyweightDerrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane
BantamweightJose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz
WelterweightMichael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque
Women's strawweightTecia Torres vs Angela Hill
BantamweightSong Yadong vs Casey Kenney

The main fight card will kick off with an intriguing bantamweight clash between Song Yadong and Casey Kenney. Yadong is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Kyler Phillips at UFC 259. Meanwhile, Kenney is stepping inside the octagon after suffering a split decision loss against Dominick Cruz, also at UFC 259. Both fighters will aim to make a swift return to the win column.

Initially, Amanda Nunes was supposed to defend her UFC women's bantamweight championship title against Julianna Pena in the co-main event at UFC 265. However, as Nunes tested positive for Covid-19, the UFC canceled the bout.

Nonetheless, UFC fans can still look up to the exciting bantamweight clash between Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz, i.e. the new co-main event at UFC 265.

Aldo is stepping inside the octagon after claiming a spectacular unanimous decision victory over Marlon Vera in his last bout in December 2020. Meanwhile, 'The Young Punisher' is also coming off a unanimous decision victory against Jimmie Rivera. Both fighters will look to make it two wins from their last two fights.

UFC 265: Preliminary Card

Weight ClassFighters
LightweightBobby Green vs Rafael Fiziev
BantamweightVince Morales vs Drako Rodriguez
Light HeavyweightAlonzo Menifield vs Ed Herman
Women's strawweightKarolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jessica Penne

A women's strawweight bout between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Jessica Penne will kick off the preliminary card of UFC 265. Kowalkiewicz will aim to avoid a fifth loss in a row, while Penne, who is coming off a victory against Loopy Godinez, will aim to prolong her win streak.

Rising UFC lightweight contenders Bobby Green and Rafael Fiziev will headline the preliminary card. The 'King' is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Thiago Moises. Meanwhile, 'Ataman' is on a three-fight win streak.

UFC 265: Early Preliminary Card

Weight Class Fighters
FlyweightManel Kape vs Ode Osbourne
BantamweightMiles Johns vs Anderson Dos Santos
Women's FlyweightVictoria Leonardo vs Melissa Gatto
BantamweightJohnny Munoz vs Jamey Simmons

A bantamweight clash between Johnny Munoz and Jamey Simmons will kick off UFC 265.

Upcoming UFC flyweight contenders Manel Kape and Ode Osbourne will headline the UFC 265 early preliminary card. The 'Starboy' will aim to avoid a third consecutive loss. Meanwhile, his opponent, 'The Jamaican Sensation', who is coming off a first-round T/KO victory, will seek to extend his win streak.

Tickets for UFC 265

As already mentioned above, UFC 265 will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Viewers who wish to see the action live from the arena can buy tickets from the official UFC website

Where to watch UFC 265?

In the USA and Canada, viewers can watch the event live on the ESPN TV channel and ESPN+. The ESPN + subscription will cost $5.99 per month, and an annual subscription will cost $59.99. Canadian viewers can also watch the preliminary card on TSN.

UK viewers can watch UFC 265 live on BT Sport 1 TV channel and BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers. UFC 265 will air in India on Sony Ten 1/2 (English) and Sony Ten 3 (Hindi). Indian viewers can also watch the event live on the Sony LIV app or website with a premium subscription.

Viewers around the globe can watch the event live on the UFC Fight Pass website. The monthly subscription for the UFC Fight Pass is $9.99, and the annual subscription is $95.99.

Date and timings for UFC 265?


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In the United States and Canada, UFC 265 will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The event will begin at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT as the early prelims start at that time. Meanwhile, the prelims will begin at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT and the main card will begin somewhere around 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT.

In the United Kingdom, the preliminary card will commence at 1 am BST on Sunday, August 8, 2021. UK viewers can expect the main card to begin around 3 am BST.

The preliminary card will kick off at 5:30 am IST on Sunday, August 8, 2021, in India. Indian viewers can expect the main card to begin around 7:30 am IST.


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United StatesEarly Prelims: 6 pm ET,

Preliminary Card: 8 pm ET,

Main Card: 10 pm ET,


Saturday, 7 August 2021

United KingdomEarly Prelims: 11 pm BST (Sat, 7 August)

Preliminary Card: 1 am BST (Sun, 8 August)

Main Card: 3 am BST (Sun, 8 August)


CanadaEarly Prelims: 3 pm PT

Preliminary Card: 5 pm PT

Main Card: 7 pm PT


Saturday, 7 August 2021

IndiaEarly Prelims: 3:30 am IST

Preliminary Card: 5:30 am IST

Main Card: 7:30 am IST


Sunday, 8 August 2021