UFC 265

Ciryl Gane showed why some believe he is the man to defeat Francis Ngannou at UFC 265 Saturday night.

Gane used his well-rounded skills to keep Derrick Lewis’ KO power at bay, finishing him to become the interim heavyweight champion. The fight was called in the third round from the Toyota Center in Houston live on pay-per-view.

Up next for Gane could be Ngannou, the reigning champion, in a bout to unify the titles. 

Former UFC champion Jose Aldo looked like his old self, scoring a one-sided victory over Pedro Munhoz. Aldo dominated the three-round bantamweight contest, sweeping the scorecards and all three rounds. 

Vicente Luque upset Michael Chiesa in a feature bout, scoring a first round submission. Just as Chiesa appeared to be ready to do the same, it was Luque reversing holds and earning the win.

Tecia Torres picked up a decision over Angela Hill and Song Yadong kicked off the main card with a split decision over Casey Kenney.

On the prelims, Rafael Fiziev controlled Bobby Green, sweeping the scorecards. Vince Morales topped Drako Rodriguez, Alonzo Menifield bested Ed Herman and Jessica Penne scored a submission over Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Manel Kape, Miles Johns, Melissa Gatto and Johnny Munoz Jr. were early winners, with all four claiming finishes.

UFC 265 Results

Ciryl Gane def. Derrick Lewis via TKO (strikes) at 4:11 of Round 3 to become the interim UFC heavyweight champion

Jose Aldo def. Pedro Munhoz via unanimous decision

Vicente Luque def. Michael Chiesa via submission (D’arce choke) at 3:25 of Round 1

Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision

Song Yadong def. Casey Kenney via split decision

Rafael Fizev def. Bobby Green via unanimous decision

Vince Morales def. Drako Rodriguez via unanimous decision

Alonzo Menifield def. Ed Herman via unanimous decision

Jessica Penne def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz submission (armbar) at 4:32 of Round 1

Manel Kape def. Ode’ Osbourne via KO (flying knee) at 4:44 of Round 1

Miles Johns def. Anderson dos Santos via KO (strike) at 1:16 of Round 3

Melissa Gatto def. Victoria Leonardo via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2

Johnny Munoz Jr. def. Jamey Simmons via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:35 of Round 2

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