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  • Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane predictions & tips
  • UFC 265 is taking place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
  • Lewis is riding a 4-fight win streak while Gane is an unbeaten 9-0
  • Will Gane become interim heavyweight champion?
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Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane Tips


Can Ciryl Gane become interim UFC heavyweight champion in only his 10th MMA fight?
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Gane has compiled a 9-0 record and has successfully dealt with some heavy-hitters in recent fights.

He has made full use of his elite striking skillset to fight at range and outwork his opponents.

A similar approach – hit and don’t get hit – could see him outpoint Derrick Lewis over five rounds.

  • Ciryl Gane has a perfect 9-0 record
  • Ciryl Gane is unbeaten as a Muay Thai fighter and mixed martial artist
  • Ciryl Gane has shown that he can deal with fighters with big punching power
  • Ciryl Gane has a 54% significant strike accuracy & 63% significant strike defence
  • Ciryl Gane has a 2” reach advantage

Derrick Lewis Form


Derrick Lewis is riding a four-fight win streak into this fight having rebounded from back-to-back losses.

Lewis was submitted when he challenged Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title in November 2018 and was then knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in March 2019.

Lewis rebounded with a split decision win over Blagoy Ivanov before besting Ilir Latifi over five rounds.

‘Black Beast’ then got back to destructive ways after those decision successes.

He knocked out Aleksei Oleinik in the second round in August of last year and then KO’d Curtis Blayes in the second round back in February.

Lewis now boasts a 20-7 professional MMA record, with 20 wins coming via knockout and one via submission.

In his seven career losses, ‘Black Beast’ has been knocked out four times and submitted once.

Ciryl Gane Form


Ciryl Gane is yet to taste defeat in the ranks of professional fighting, having not lost in Muay Thai before embarking on an MMA career.

Gane made his UFC debut in only his fourth fight and made an immediate impression.

Despite his background in striking, ‘Bon Gamin’ submitted Raphael Pessoa in the first round.

He then showed off his submission chops again in his sophomore outing by making Don’Tale Mayes tap to a heel hook.

Gane then bested Tanner Boser over three rounds before recording his biggest career win, knocking out former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in the second round.

The Frenchman has fought twice already in 2021, turning back the challenge of dangerous striker Jairzinho Rozenstruik in February.

He then bested Alexander Volkov over five rounds in June to land his shot at the interim title.

Gane’s professional MMA record now stands at 9-0 with three wins coming via KO/TKO, three by submission and three by decision.

Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane FAQs

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Where is Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane taking place?

Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane is taking place at UFC 265 on Sunday, August 8 AEDT at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

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Verdict

Lewis will want to send the hometown crowd home happy but he could be in for disappointment here.

Gane has the skills to keep the fight at range, negate Lewis’ finishing power and outwork ‘Black Beast’ over five rounds.

Best Bet: Ciryl Gane Winner @-333.33 at Neds - 10 Units

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