Bettors are gearing up for Saturday’s UFC 265 main event heavyweight bout between Ciryl Gane and Derrick Lewis with an eye toward the many prop bets that are available. This will be the first meeting between the fighters. Gane is off to an impressive start to his career, winning his first nine bouts. Lewis has won four in a row and has compiled a 25-7 career mark after turning pro in 2010. One of the long-shot prop bets gaining traction involves how long the fight will last.
The UFC 265 odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the fight going the distance at +150, and Gane winning by TKO at +138. There is also a prop bet on whether the bantamweight bout between Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz will go the distance, among many other options on the UFC odds board. So which UFC 265 props should you be targeting with the main card approaching at 10 p.m ET? Before making any UFC 265 prop bet picks, be sure to see the UFC 265 predictions from SportsLine’s Brandon Wise.
Lewis was originally slated to face current champion Francis Ngannou to defend the title. That plan fell through when the promotion moved forward with the contest despite the champion’s refusal to defend the title in August, saying he would be ready by September. He won his title just three months earlier and wanted a four-month break between bouts. Lewis’ last bout was in February when he knocked out Curtis Blaydes at 1:26 of the second round at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis.
Wise specializes in picking main-card fights for UFC, which has enabled him to be profitable every year. In fact, Wise called Israel Adesanya by decision at +140 and Brandon Moreno to win outright at +190 at UFC 263 earlier this summer. Wise went a perfect 5-0 at UFC 239 and was 4-1 at both UFC 245 and UFC 249.
“He is a boring fighter. He likes to sit back and do a lot of leg kicks. But win, lose or draw, I want to have an exciting fight here in my home town. I’ve got to represent Houston,”
The winner of Lewis vs Gane will be rewarded with a unification bout against the fearsome Ngannou. In other news, Amanda Nunes has pulled out of her title defence opposite Julianna Pena at UFC 265 but there’s plenty of mouthwatering fights lined up for tonight. Tickets to the event itself start from $95.
The main card starts at 10pm ET / 3am BST. Anyone in the UK with a BT Sport subscription can watch the preliminaries for free. The main card is live on BT Sport 1 HD. Otherwise, here’s how to find a UFC 265 live stream for free and from anywhere in the world.
He also nailed Khabib Nurmagomedov’s destruction of Conor McGregor in 2018, Stipe Miocic’s defeat of Daniel Cormier, Max Holloway’s downfall in 2019 and Justin Gaethje’s TKO victory over Tony Ferguson in May of last year.