UFC 265, Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane: How to watch and stream, plus expert analysis and predictions

Derrick Lewis wants to win heavyweight title for Houston at UFC 265 (2:03)

Derrick Lewis says he plans to beat Ciryl Gane and win the heavyweight title for his hometown of Houston at UFC 265. (2:03)

UFC 265 is headlined by an interim heavyweight championship fight between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane. Lewis has accomplished plenty since debuting in the UFC in 2014. He has knocked out 12 heavyweights -- most in the history of the division -- and tied for most knockouts all time in the UFC. He has wins over five of the top 11 contenders in the current UFC rankings. Lewis also holds a win over current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.

On Saturday, Lewis looks to taste gold for the first time in his UFC career against Gane, And despite Gane having fewer career wins than Lewis has knockouts, Gane enters the main event as the favorite in the eyes of many, including the oddsmakers in Las Vegas.

Gane has won all six of his fights in the UFC, including big wins over Junior Dos Santos, Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Alexander Volkov since December.

The main card will be on pay-per-view, which can be purchased here. The five-fight PPV card begins at 10 p.m. ET, and the action starts at 6 p.m. ET with early prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Prelims start at 8 p.m. ET, also on ESPN and ESPN+.

The winner of the main event of UFC 265 will become the first interim heavyweight champion since Fabricio Werdum defeated Mark Hunt in November 2014. He will also have the inside track to fight Ngannou.

How to watch the fights

Watch the PPV and all other fights on ESPN+. Get ESPN+ here.

Watch the prelims and early prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV schedule

Don't have ESPN? Get instant access.

Purchased the fight on your phone and want to stream on your TV? Find out how here.

There's also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.

UFC 265 fight card

ESPN+ PPV, 10 p.m. ET

Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane | Interim heavyweight championship
Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz | bantamweight
Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque | welterweight
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill | strawweight
Song Yadong vs. Casey Kenney | bantamweight

ESPN2/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET

Bobby Green vs. Rafael Fiziev | lightweight
Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez | bantamweight
Alonzo Menifield vs. Ed Herman | light heavyweight
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne | strawweight

ESPN2/ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET

Manel Kape vs. Ode' Osbourne | men's flyweight
Miles Johns vs. Anderson Dos Santos | bantamweight
Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto | women's flyweight
Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons | bantamweight

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