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Video: UFC releases official trailer for UFC 265 ‘Lewis vs Gane’ PPV on Aug. 7 in Houston

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While it’s not the fight most fans expected, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim Heavyweight title will be up for grabs at UFC 265 on Aug. 7, 2021 with Derrick Lewis battles Ciryl Gane in Houston, Texas.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena with a pair of thrilling world championship bouts. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 29 coaches collide when Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, defends his title against No. 2-ranked contender, Brian Ortega. UFC 266’s co-main event will see women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko go for her sixth consecutive title defense when she meets No. 3-seeded contender, Lauren Murphy. Last, and certainly not least, Nick Diaz returns against former Welterweight roost ruler, Robbie Lawler, in a five-round banger.

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The fight came to be after the promotion couldn’t lock down a rematch between current champion Francis Ngannou and Lewis. That lead to some friction between the Ngannou camp and White. Nevertheless, Ngannou will be able to defend his belt, but not after “Black Beast” and Gane do the dance. Or unless Jon Jones and UFC play nice.

Ahead of the big man matchup, the promotion has unveiled a video trailer which also focuses on the co-main event, a women’s Bantamweight title fight between division queen, Amanda Nunes, taking on No. 1 contender Julianna Pena.

The card will also feature a stellar Bantamweight scrap between Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz, while Michael Chiesa battles Vicente Luque in a pivotal fight in the stacked Welterweight division.

For the rest of the UFC 265 fight card and PPV line up click here.