Ciryl Gane Listed as Significant Favorite in Interim Title Bout vs. Derrick Lewis

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 29, 2021

Ciryl Gane is a solid favorite to claim interim gold when he squares off against Derrick Lewis at UFC 265.

According to online oddsmaker BetOnline, Gane is a -315 favorite in the heavyweight bout, while Lewis is listed as a +265 underdog. Odds are subject to change as the fight approaches. The promotion announced Monday that Gane and Lewis will meet for the interim belt in the UFC 265 headliner because reigning champ Francis Ngannou reportedly wouldn’t be ready to defend his crown by the Aug. 7 date of the event.

A Houston native, Lewis is currently on a four-bout winning streak within the Las Vegas-based promotion and is coming off a second-round knockout of Curtis Blaydes in the UFC Fight Night 185 main event on Feb. 20.

Gane is 9-0 since beginning his professional MMA career in 2018, a ledger that includes six triumphs in the Octagon. The Frenchman has scored back-to-back five-round verdicts over Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexander Volkov in his last two promotional appearances.

UFC 265 takes place in Houston on Aug. 7 and will see Amanda Nunes defend her bantamweight belt against Julianna Pena in the co-main event.

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