UFC 265 Lewis v Gane Tips & Preview

Derrick Lewis v Ciryl Gane
Ciryl Gane By Decision @ $2.75

Apparently Francis Ngannou was taking too long to defend his Heavyweight Title so the boss has decided we need another Interim Title Fight.

Derrick Lewis is not only one of the most entertaining characters outside of the Octagon (give him a follow on Instagram) but undoubtedly inside it as well.

He is currently riding a four fight win streak in the division with two brutal KO wins in a row taking his total to 12 KO wins in the UFC which equals the all-time KO record with Matt Brown.

Ciryl Gane earns his shot at the interim title having won all nine of his professional fights, six of which have been inside the UFC promotion.

Unanimous decision wins over Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexander Volkov did not win the French native many new fans but he will take plenty of confidence into this fight having never been beaten.

Derrick Lewis is a very one dimensional fighter with one path to victory but he holds extreme power in his hands.

Ciryl Gane is a very well rounded and calculated mixed martial artist who has two submission wins to his name in the UFC.

His boxing is of a very high level and he keeps his range well, something that will be very important in this fight against the Black Beast.



Jose Aldo v Pedro Munhoz
Jose Aldo To Win @ $1.77

It seems as if Jose Aldo has been around forever but the fact is that the Brazilian is just 34 years of age!

The two-time UFC Featherweight champion is an absolute legend of the sport and he holds the record for the most successful title defences in UFC Featherweight history with seven.

He comes into this fight having lost three of his last four fights but his latest fight was a unanimous decision win against Marlon Vera back in December last year.

Back to back losses for Pedro Munhoz to current Bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling and Frankie Edgar was followed by a unanimous decision win against Jimmie Rivera back in February.

Both of these fighters are stand up strikers who have vicious leg kicks so we are in for a war!

Aldo overwhelms his opponents with his output and pressure with his Muay Thai style and he is very good in the clinch and his takedown defence is a huge part of his game (He has stuffed 91% of all takedown attempts in his career).

Munhoz is the same age as Aldo with 11 less professional MMA fights and his path to victory is usually set up with his vicious calf/lower kicks.

This is a high, high level fight at Bantamweight and while the best may be passed him, I think Jose Aldo still does enough to get the win.

Michael Chiesa v Vicinte Luque
Vicente Luque BY KO/TKO @ $3.50

This is another very competitive fight on the Main Card at Welterweight between Michael Chiesa and Vicente Luque.

Chiesa is riding a four fight win streak coming into this fight and he has taken some pretty high level names on his way through.

He submitted UFC stalwart Carlos Condit and then has decision wins over Diego Sanchez, Rafael dos Anjos and the very tough Neil Magny.

Vicente Luque has won 13 of his last 15 fights inside the UFC with his only two losses coming to Leon Edwards and Wonderboy Thompson.

Luque has won his last three in a row via KO/TKO/Submission.

Michael Chiesa is a submission artist who does his best work by taking the fight to the canvas and his boxing leaves a lot to be desired.

Vicente Luque has incredible grappling abilities and I can’t remember a time where he was dominated in the clinch or being out wrestled.

This is a bad match up for Chiesa in my opinion and Luque represents great value at his current price.

@ $5.82

Karolina Kowalkiewicz to win  v Jessica Penne

Rafael Fiziev to win v Bobby Green

Vicente Luque to win v Michael Chiesa

Ciryl Gane to win v Derrick Lewis