UFC 265

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane
Official updated poster for UFC 265.jpg
The poster for UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 7, 2021 (2021-08-07)
VenueToyota Center
CityHouston, Texas, United States
Total gate$3,460,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane UFC on ESPN: Cannonier vs. Gastelum

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on August 7, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, United States.[2]


An interim UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between former title challenger Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane headlined the event.[2] The original plan was to feature current champion Francis Ngannou defending his title against Lewis, but the promotion opted to move forward with the interim contest due to the alleged refusal of the champion to defend it in August (despite winning the championship just over four months earlier and claiming he was available for his first defense in September).[3]

A UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between the current champion Amanda Nunes (also the current UFC Women's Featherweight Champion) and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate bantamweight winner Julianna Peña was expected to take place at the event.[4] However on July 29, the bout was pulled due to Nunes testing positive for COVID-19. They are now expected to be rescheduled for a future event.[5]

Johnny Muñoz and Jamey Simmons were expected to meet in a bantamweight bout at UFC 261, but the latter pulled out due to undisclosed reasons.[6] They were later rescheduled for this event.[7]

A middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland was expected to take place at this event.[8] However, the pairing was moved to the week prior and headlined UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland.[9]

A women's strawweight rematch between Tecia Torres and former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill took place at this event.[10] The pairing met previously at UFC 188 in June 2015, when Torres won by unanimous decision.[11] The rematch was originally scheduled to take place in December 2020 at UFC 256, but Hill tested positive for COVID-19 during the week leading up to the event and was removed from the bout.[12]

A bantamweight bout between Miles Johns and Anderson dos Santos took place at this event.[13] The pair was scheduled to meet at UFC on ESPN: Makhachev vs. Moisés, but it was removed just hours before the show due to COVID-19 protocol issues stemming from dos Santos' camp.[14]

At the weigh-ins, former Rizin Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape weighed in at 129 pounds, three pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit. His bout proceeded at a catchweight and he forfeited 20% of his purse to his opponent Ode' Osbourne.[15]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Ciryl Gane def. Derrick Lewis TKO (punches) 3 4:11 [a]
Bantamweight José Aldo def. Pedro Munhoz Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Vicente Luque def. Michael Chiesa Submission (D’Arce choke) 1 3:25
Women's Strawweight Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Song Yadong def. Casey Kenney Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+)
Lightweight Rafael Fiziev def. Bobby Green Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Vince Morales def. Drako Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Alonzo Menifield def. Ed Herman Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Jessica Penne def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Submission (armbar) 1 4:32
Early preliminary card (ESPN2 / ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Catchweight (129 lb) Manel Kape def. Ode' Osbourne KO (flying knee and punches) 1 4:44
Bantamweight Miles Johns def. Anderson dos Santos KO (punch) 3 1:16
Women's Flyweight Melissa Gatto def. Victoria Leonardo TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 5:00
Bantamweight Johnny Muñoz Jr. def. Jamey Simmons Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:35
  1. ^ For the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship.


Bonus awards

The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.[17]

  • Fight of the Night: Rafael Fiziev vs. Bobby Green
  • Performance of the Night: Ciryl Gane, Vicente Luque, Jessica Penne, and Miles Johns

See also


  1. ^ a b Mike Bohn (2021-08-08). "UFC 265 post-event facts: Ciryl Gane's beatdown of Derrick Lewis sets record numbers". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-08-08.
  2. ^ a b Nolan King (2021-06-28). "UFC 265 heads to Houston with Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane interim heavyweight championship headliner". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  3. ^ Mike Bohn (2021-06-28). "Francis Ngannou reacts to Lewis vs. Gane interim title booking at UFC 265: 'Nothing has been right'". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-06-28.
  4. ^ Nolan King (2021-04-15). "Amanda Nunes moves back to bantamweight, defends title vs. Julianna Pena at UFC 265". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  5. ^ Mike Coppinger (2021-07-29). "Amanda Nunes tests positive for COVID-19; Bantamweight title defense off vs. Julianna Pena". espn.com. Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  6. ^ Jack Welch (2021-04-08). "Johnny Munoz vs Jamey Simmons off for UFC 261". behindthegrind.co. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  7. ^ Nolan King (2021-05-10). "After failed booking, Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons in the works for UFC 265". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  8. ^ Brett Okamoto (2021-05-14). "Sources: UFC middleweight Uriah Hall to fight Sean Strickland in August". espn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  9. ^ Damon Martin (2021-06-04). "Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland moved from UFC 265 to main event at UFC Fight Night on July 31". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-06-04.
  10. ^ Farah Hannoun (2021-06-14). "Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill rematch booked for UFC 265 on Aug. 7". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  11. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-06-13). "UFC 188 results: Tecia Torres outworks 'TUF 20' teammate Angela Hill for decision win". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  12. ^ Mike Bohn (2020-12-06). "Angela Hill announces positive COVID-19 test, out of Tecia Torres rematch at UFC 256". mmajunkie.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2020-12-07.
  13. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2021-07-20). "Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos rebooked for UFC 265". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  14. ^ Marc Raimondi (2021-07-17). "Miles Johns, Anderson Dos Santos UFC bout canceled due to COVID-19". espn.com. Retrieved 2021-07-17.
  15. ^ Tyler Treese (2021-08-06). "UFC 265 weigh-in results: interim title fight set; Kape missed weight". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  16. ^ "UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  17. ^ Steven Marrocco (2021-08-08). "UFC 265 bonuses: Dana White calls audible, hands out 4 'Performance of the Night' awards". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-08-08.


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