UFC Heavyweight Contender Derrick Lewis will return to the Octagon in the next mega event on the Ultimate Fighting Championship Calendar UFC 264, where he faces Cyril Gane for the interim Heavyweight title at the Toyota Centre on August 7th.
Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC), who was due for a shot at the Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou (16-3 MMA, 11-2 UFC) but the latter had issues with the set date for his return, which led to a spat with the promotion. President Dana White and the UFC then came up with the idea of an interim title, which is what will be at stake for the Lewis – Game Fight.
Lewis will however be facing a durable opponent in the Undefeated rising contender Ciryl Gane (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who has successfully defeated six opponents since signing with UFC and could be the next Heavyweight undisputed title challenger, if he emerges victorious against Lewis.
The Co-Main event was supposed to have the No. 1 Women’s Pound for Pound champion Amanda Nunes defend her title against Julianna Pena, but the card is now off due to COVID 19 issue.
UFC 265 – Main Card
Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena Bantamweight Bout Called Off Due to COVID 19 — 29/7/2021
Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz
Vicente Luque vs. Michael Chiesa
Song Yadong vs. Casey Kenney
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill
Rafael Fiziev vs. Bobby Green
Ed Herman vs. Alonzo Menifield
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne
Fight Pass Card
Manel Kape vs. Ode Osbourne
Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos
Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto
Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez
Johnny Munoz Jr vs. Jamey Simmons