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UFC 265 live blog: Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane

Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane at UFC 265
Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will clash in the UFC 265 main event Saturday.
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

This is the UFC 265 live blog for Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane, the heavyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Toyota Center in Houston.

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.

Check out the UFC 265 live blog.

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