With UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou stuck in purgatory, high-ranking contenders Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will battle for the replacement belt at the upcoming UFC 265 Pay-Per-View (PPV) event on Saturday August 7th, 2021, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
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The hard-hitting Lewis (25-7, 1 NC) is the winner of four consecutive episodes, including destroying his competitor Curtis Blaydes last February. Gane (9-0) is fresh from his unanimous win over top 10 heavyweight Alexander Volkov, his sixth win in a row under the UFC banner.
The winner is expected to unite the titles against “The Predator” at the end of the year.
UFC 265 was originally spearheaded by the women’s bantamweight title bout between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena; However, “lioness” was struck by the coronavirus and forced to withdraw. Expect this £ 135 showdown to be rebooked in the near future.
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