UFC 265 is the next major event to catch action-packed fights and a handful of betting opportunities. The main event is headlined by a few top-ranking heavyweights in Derrick Lewis, ranked second, and Ciryl Gane ranked third.
Since these two are not far from each other from the top spots in the rankings, it is time to see who has a shot at the title. A win here would definitely make a case for this situation. Anyway, it looks like we are in for an exciting bout! Let’s take a closer look at both fighters so you can set down your bets against their UFC odds.
MMA Betting Analysis for Lewis vs. Gane
Main Event Breakdown
- Date: Sat, Aug 7, 9:00 PM
- Venue: Toyota Center
- Watch on: PPV
Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis (25-7-0)
Lewis returns to action and looks to build on his current winning streak. He capped off an excellent battle against Curtis Blaydes back in February with a knockout.
Looking at what he has accomplished, his resume consists of 20 wins by knockout, one by submission, and four by decision. There have been plenty of exciting knockouts coming from his hands.
He strikes with accuracy at 50 percent and has a rather poor grappling accuracy at 26 percent. He delivers 2.59 significant strikes each minute and takes on 2.16.
Lewis defends against takedowns at 54 percent and defends against significant strikes with a defense at 44 percent. He also has been able to put up 0.52 takedowns each 15 minutes of action.
Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane (9-0-0)
Gane has earned his third-ranked spot and is determined to make his way to the top. This was true in his battle with Alexander Volkov, and now he has a tremendous opportunity to climb even higher.
Looking at his resume, he has put up three wins by knockout, three by submission, and three by decision. He appears to be well balanced in any way needed to get a victory.
He strikes with accuracy at 54 percent and has an even lower grappling accuracy than Lewis at 21 percent. However, he has put up 5.13 significant strikes each minute and only taken on 2.60.
Gane has yet to be taken down with a takedown defense at 100 percent and defends against significant strikes with a defense at 63 percent. He also has been able to put up 0.82 takedowns and 0.30 submissions in each 15 minutes of fight time.
Odds for Main Event
Gane has become a significant favorite to win here. MyBookie has the odds currently set at:
*odds are subject to changes
Potential Winning Pick
Lewis is the type of fighter that puts everything on the line when he strikes. As entertaining as it is to watch him knock out an opponent, it often leaves him gassed when the fight moves to later rounds.
Gane has shown similar movements in his ability to knock out opponents, but he appears to have more stamina when looking at his submission wins and decisions. He is definitely a favorite for a reason and should come out ahead.
Betting Pick: Gane wins via TKO, at -350