VIDEO: Derrick Lewis Teases Ciryl Gane by Crashing His Interview During UFC 265 Embedded Episode

Published 08/05/2021, 2:40 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 20: Derrick Lewis reacts after his knockout victory over Curtis Blaydes in a heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Derrick Lewis will take on Ciryl Gane at UFC 265 this weekend. The heavyweight clash will go down in the main event of the pay-per-view card. Also, adding to the fans’ anticipation, the interim heavyweight title will be on the line at the event.

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Ahead of the clash, Lewis crashed Gane’s interview. While ‘Bon Gamin’ was talking to the media, Lewis, who was visible in the background as he went down the escalator, made a gesture to the cameras. Well, fans who have been following Lewis for a while will know that the heavyweight contender is one of the most colorful personalities on the entire roster.

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The clash will go down in Houston, Texas, i.e. Lewis’ hometown. ‘The Black Beast’ will look to get his hands on UFC gold in front of his home fans.

However, he will have a tough task at hand, as Gane is a unique fighter. His fluid movement and awkward style are a nightmare for any heavyweight to handle. That being said, Lewis can put anyone to sleep with one shot. And, he will have 25 minutes to land that blow.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 08: (R-L) Derrick Lewis punches Aleksei Oleinik of Russia in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

There have been too many occasions where ‘The Black Beast’ has been counted out. However, he has repeatedly proven everyone wrong to earn his spot in an interim title fight.

What’s next for the winner of Derrick lewis vs Ciryl Gane?

As mentioned earlier, the winner of this intriguing heavyweight contest will be crowned the new interim champion of the division. So, it only makes sense that they get to unify the belt against the champion, Francis Ngannou, next. ‘The Predator’ is currently on the sidelines, having become the undisputed king of the division at UFC 260.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 08: Derrick Lewis prepares to fight Aleksei Oleinik in their heavyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 08, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

It will be interesting to see who eventually becomes the interim champion. Stylistically, the fight is a striking battle. But Gane has the credentials to surprise Lewis with his grappling as well.

The Black Beast‘ or ‘Bon Gamin‘? Who’s your pick for this weekend? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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