The main event of Saturday’s pay-per-view card is an interim title fight assembled by the UFC due to the scheduling conflicts of undisputed champ Francis Ngannou, who sought to defend the title in September. With Ngannou expected to meet Lewis, the No. 1 contender named after a financial spat between ex-champ Jon Jones and the UFC, the promotion paired Lewis with Gane.
Fresh off an emphatic, if tactical, win over Alexander Volkov, France native Gane puts his undefeated 9-0 record on the line against Lewis, the most prolific knockout artist in UFC heavyweight history with 12 concussive wins to his record. Lewis, who’s won his past four, sits at No. 3 in the MMA Fighting Global MMA Rankings in the big-man division, while Gane is tied at No. 4 with Curtis Blaydes.
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