Another big UFC PPV event is quickly approaching as UFC 265 takes place on August 7 with a championship fight headlining the card. In the main event, the interim heavyweight belt will be up for grabs when Derrick Lewis collides with Ciryl Gane.
The Toyota Center is hosting UFC 265 in Houston, Texas, the hometown of Lewis, who is on the marquee. In the UFC 265 main event, Gane is the betting favorite to claim the interim heavyweight championship.
He carries a perfect 9-0 record into this bout and has looked impressive in his rise through the UFC heavyweight rankings. His methods of victory are split evenly with three knockouts, three submissions and three decisions.
While Gane has a balanced record, Lewis has “Knockout King” tattooed to his chest for a reason. Among his 25 pro wins, 20 have ended by way of knockout, including his last two, and that’s part of the reason why he’s such a fan favorite.
UFC 265 Odds: Lewis vs Gane
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has released UFC 265 odds and in the main event, Gane is a sizable -360 favorite and Lewis is the +270 underdog. This betting line means you would need to wager $360 to profit $100 with a Gane win while a $100 winning bet on Lewis would profit you $270.
We can examine the UFC 265 main event odds further with our sports betting calculator, which tells us that Gane’s line of -360 represents an implied win probability of 78.26 percent while Lewis’s implied win probability is 27.03 percent.
The largest UFC 265 betting favorite is in the main event between Gane and Lewis. Meanwhile, the fight with the tightest odds comes in the women's prelim fight between Melissa Gatto and Victoria Leonardo which is set as a pick 'em with both women holding -110 odds.
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Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane Odds & Prediction
This is the second attempt at UFC gold for Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis (+270) with his first attempt coming at UFC 230 in 2018, when he lost by submission. Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane (-360) made his UFC debut almost exactly two years ago (August 10, 2019) and his rise has been meteoric; he could be 25 minutes or less away from being a champion.
Following the longest losing streak of his career, Jose “Junior” Aldo (-115) had an impressive win over Marlon Vera in December and looks for a second win in a row. Similarly, Pedro “The Young Punisher” Munhoz (-105) broke out of a two-fight skid with a great performance over Jimmie Rivera in February.
Prediction: Pedro Munhoz (-105) via decision
Michael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque Odds & Prediction
A winning streak will come to a close in this matchup between two rising welterweights. Vicente “The Silent Assassin” Luque (-120) has picked up three straight wins, all stoppages, putting him No. 6 in the division. One spot ahead of him, though, is Michael “Maverick” Chiesa (+100), who is riding a four-fight winning streak since moving up to welterweight from lightweight.
A rematch six years in the making will be the lone women’s fight on the main card. Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres (-140) is favored to win the rematch after winning the first meeting in 2015. Meanwhile, Angela “Overkill” Hill (+115) looks to avenge that loss that came in the third pro fight of her career.
Prediction: Tecia Torres (-140) via decision
Yadong Song vs Casey Kenney Odds & Prediction
Two fighters looking to get back on track after suffering defeats in their last appearances will open the main card. Yadong “Kung Fu Monkey” Song (-105) had his nine-fight unbeaten streak snapped with a decision loss in March. Meanwhile, Casey Kenney (-115) had won three in a row before colliding with Dominick Cruz on the same card in March.