The UFC will come back to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, with a stacked card this Saturday, August 7, 2021. The UFC 265 pay-per-view event will be headlined by an interim heavyweight title fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane. The winner of the competition will face UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou sometime later this year in a champion vs. champion clash.
In the co-main event, Jose Aldo will meet with Pedro Munhoz in a bantamweight competition. The initially scheduled co-headliner of UFC 265 featured UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes defending the former title against Julianna Pena, but the Brazilian fighter had to withdraw due to a positive COVID-19 test.
UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane – Timings
Here are the timings for the UFC 265 early prelims, prelims, and main card for the United States, the United Kingdom, and India.
The UFC 265 early prelims will start from 6 pm ET/ 3 pm PT in the United States on Saturday, August 7, followed by the preliminary card from 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT.
The main card will kick off at 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT. Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will not be walking to the octagon before midnight.
The UK audience can watch the UFC 265 early prelims from 11 pm BST on Saturday, August 7, followed by the prelims from 1 am BST on Sunday, August 8.
The main card kicks off in the UK at 3 am BST on Sunday and the main event should start shortly after 5 am BST.
Due to the huge time difference between the US and India, it will be Sunday, August 8 before the Indian audience can watch the event. The UFC 265 prelims will kick off at 3:30 am IST on Sunday, followed by the prelims from 5:30 am IST.
The main card will commence at 7:30 am IST. The main event can be expected to start after 9:30 am IST.
UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane – Full Card
Following are all the fighters who will be competing at UFC 265 on Saturday night on the main card, prelims, and early prelims.
Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz (Men’s bantamweight) – Co-main event
Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque (Men’s welterweight)
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill (Women’s strawweight)
Song Yadong vs. Casey Keney (Men’s bantamweight)
Bobby Green vs. Rafael Fiziev (Men’s lightweight)
Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez (Men’s bantamweight)
Alonzo Menifield vs. Ed Herman (Men’s light heavyweight)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne (Women’s strawweight)
Manel Kape vs. Ode Osbourne (Men’s flyweight)
Miles Johns vs. Anderson Dos Santos (Men’s bantamweight)
Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto (Women’s flyweight)
Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons (Men’s bantamweight)