UFC 265 happens tonight in Houston, Texas, and the pay-per-view exclusive fight card will be headlined by an interim UFC Heavyweight Championship fight.
Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane are the two heavyweights battling for interim gold and the right to face current champion Francis Ngannou next.
Gane is undefeated after nine fights as a professional and has won all six of his bouts in the UFC. Lewis has been a dangerous contender in the heavyweight division for many years now but only recently cemented his position as the #2 ranked fighter after wins against Curtis Blaydes, Aleksei Oleinik, and Ilir Latifi.
The UFC 265 fight card is a pay-per-view event and that means fans need to order the official event via the ESPN website to watch every fight live on
Here’s information about UFC 265 start time and the Lewis vs. Gane fight start time for the UFC fights tonight.
UFC 265 start time
The UFC 265 early prelims will commence at 6:00 pm ET tonight on
Once the early prelims have concluded, the UFC 265 prelims will start at 8:00 pm ET and will again host four fights.
The UFC 265 main card will start at 10:00 pm ET and air exclusively on ESPN+ PPV.
Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane, the UFC 265 main event, should start a little after midnight.
- UFC 265 Early Prelims: 6:00 pm ET
- UFC 265 Prelims: 8:00 pm ET
- UFC 265 Main Card: 10:00 pm ET
- UFC 265 Main Event: 12:00 am ET
UFC 265 fight card
Saturday, August 7 – Houston, Texas
Main Card – 10:00 pm on ESPN+ PPV
- Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane
- Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz
- Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque
- Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill
- Song Yadong vs. Casey Kenney
Prelims – 8:00 pm on ESPN+
- Bobby Green vs. Rafael Fiziev
- Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez
- Ed Herman vs. Alonzo Menifield
- Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne
Early Prelims – 6:00 pm on ESPN+
- Manel Kape vs. Ode Osbourne
- Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos
- Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto
- Johnny Munoz Jr. vs. Jamey Simmons
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