The MMA Vivisection – UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane

Despite the disappointing loss of Amanda Nunes vs Juliana Pena’s Title Fight in the co-main last week, this UFC 265 PPV card is pretty…

By: Zane Simon | 2 years ago
The MMA Vivisection – UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane
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Despite the disappointing loss of Amanda Nunes vs Juliana Pena’s Title Fight in the co-main last week, this UFC 265 PPV card is pretty stacked. José Aldo vs Pedro Munoz ended up taking that co-main slot over the past week… So, all-in-all it’s still a great PPV; even though the main event battle for the interim heavyweight title between Lewis and Gane is the least cool fight on the card, which is saying something. Even the featured prelim, which is set to showcase Rafael Fiziev vs. Bobby Green, is a great match up for us this weekend. This PPV event is coming at us this Saturday night, August 7th,, 2021, from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, we’ve got you covered with the Prelims Vivi below.

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Keep in mind, this week the Vivisections were both recorded a week in advance, due to Zane taking a much deserved vacation. As predicted, the bout order has changed since the show was recorded and the odds have likely changed significantly by now. Here’s a look at the UFC 265 fight card as it stands right now:

Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane – At 8:46, Odds 20:52, Picks, Both: Gane
José Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz – At 21:20, Odds 34:57, Picks, Both: Aldo
Vicente Luque vs. Michael Chiesa – At 35:32, Odds 47:18, Picks, Both: Luque
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill – At 1:44 (on the Prelims Show), Odds 8:05, Picks, Both: Torres
Yadong Song vs. Casey Kenney – At 47:33, Odds 1:00:39, Picks, Both: Kenney

Rafael Fiziev vs. Bobby Green – At 8:35, Odds 16:41, Picks, Both: Fiziev
Drako Rodriguez vs. Vince Morales – At 47:04, Odds 54:10, Picks, Zane: Morales, Connor: Rodriguez
Ed Herman vs. Alonzo Menifield – At 17:02, Odds 21:36, Picks, Both: Herman
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne – At 24:15, Odds-skipped, Picks, Zane: Kowalkiewicz, Connor: Penne

Manel Kape vs. Ode Osbourne – At 31:34, Odds 34:33, Picks, Both: Kape
Miles Johns vs. Anderson dos Santos – At 34:56, Odds 40:45, Picks, Both: Johns
Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto – At 41:00, Odds 46:05, Picks, Both: Gatto
Johnny Munoz, Jr. vs. Jamey Simmons – At 54:27, Odds 59:23, Picks, Both: Munoz

For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th, 2020 Vivisections for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’… Standings for our last event, UFC Vegas 33: Zane went 5 out of the 10 bouts we watched this week, Connor went 4 out of those 10. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 334/546 and Connor is now 321/546.

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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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