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Ciryl Gane vs Derrick Lewis odds: ‘Bon Gamin’ favored to slay ‘Black Beast’ at UFC 265

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Ciryl Gane will battle fellow heavyweight titan Derrick Lewis at the upcoming UFC 265 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Aug. 7 inside Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

And he’ll do it as the -325 favorite.

That’s according to our fiscal friends over at BetOnline.ag, who pegged Lewis as the +275 underdog. “Bon Gamin” and “The Black Beast” are going to war over the promotion’s interim heavyweight strap.

A decision that shocked reigning 265-pound titleholder Francis Ngannou.

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Gane (9-0) is fresh off his unanimous decision victory over Top 10 heavyweight Alexander Volkov, his sixth straight win under the UFC banner since joining the promotion back in summer 2019. As for Lewis (25-7, 1 NC), he’s captured four straight, including last February’s destruction of Curtis Blaydes.

The UFC heavyweight division is complete chaos right now and the decision to create an interim strap could also delay the return of former 265-pound champion Stipe Miocic, who was hoping to wrap up his trilogy against Ngannou later this year.

Not likely.