HOUSTON – Every little thing is greater in Texas – together with this weekend’s super-sized UFC predominant occasion.
Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane each weighed in efficiently Friday morning for his or her UFC interim heavyweight title bout. Lewis weighed 264.5 kilos and Gane got here in at 247. The 2 males will meet Saturday evening in the principle occasion of UFC 265. The winner will likely be queued as much as combat UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
Lewis weighed 263 kilos on weigh-in day for his February bout with Curtis Blaydes, a knockout victory. He has weighed as heavy as 265.5 kilos, simply contained in the 266-pound heavyweight non-title restrict, within the UFC. Gane weighed 245 kilos for his unanimous resolution win over Alexander Volkov in June. He has been as heavy as 249 kilos within the UFC.
ESPN has Lewis ranked No. 3 on this planet at heavyweight with Gane proper behind him at No. 4.
Lewis (25-7, 1 NC) has received 4 straight. The Houston resident is the all-time UFC heavyweight chief in knockouts (12), a mark that has him tied with Vitor Belfort and Matt Brown for essentially the most ever in UFC historical past in any weight division. Lewis, 36, fell in his different title likelihood, a second-round submission defeat towards Daniel Cormier for the undisputed title at UFC 230 in November 2018.
Gane (9-0) is without doubt one of the prime up-and-coming fighters within the UFC. He’s making an attempt to turn into the primary French-born fighter to win UFC gold. Gane, 31, has solely been coaching in MMA for 3 years and has amassed a sterling 6-0 document within the UFC. “Bon Gamin” is a -330 favourite towards Lewis.
Each co-main occasion fighters additionally made weight. Jose Aldo, the previous longtime UFC featherweight champion, weighed in at 136 kilos and Pedro Munhoz hit the dimensions at 135. ESPN has Aldo ranked No. 5 and Munhoz ranked No. 8 on this planet at bantamweight.