|UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||August 7, 2021|
|City||Houston, Texas, United States|
An interim UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between former title challenger Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane headlined the event. 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).
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. 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.
A middleweight bout between Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland was expected to take place at this event. However, the pairing was moved to the week prior and headlined UFC on ESPN: Hall vs. Strickland.
A women's strawweight rematch between Tecia Torres and former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill took place at this event. The pairing met previously at UFC 188 in June 2015, when Torres won by unanimous decision. 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.
A bantamweight bout between Miles Johns and Anderson dos Santos took place at this event. 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.
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.
|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|
The following fighters received $50,000 bonuses.
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