UFC 265, headlined by the main event featuring a heavyweight title bout between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane, takes place on Saturday, August 7, 2021 (8/7/21) at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. How to watch UFC 265 (8/7/21) | Fight card, live stream, time, USA TV, channel for Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane
The main card begins at 10 p.m. ET, while the preliminary fights begin at 8 p.m. ET and the early prelims starting at 6 p.m. ET.
How do I watch UFC 265?
The main card will be broadcast on pay-per-view which can be ordered exclusively through ESPN+, which can be subscribed to here. Fans can order the pay-per-view here.
The prelims will be broadcast on ESPN. Fans can watch the prelims for free via a trial of fuboTV. Check that out here.
The early prelims will be broadcast on ESPN+. Sign up for the subscription service here.
What is ESPN+?
ESPN is the exclusive home of UFC in the United States. Along with pay-per-view events exclusively available on ESPN+, the station’s main channel will host events on a regular basis. A majority of the promotions events are broadcast on ESPN+.
ESPN+ is an over-the-top subscription service offered by ESPN/Disney that broadcasts a variety of exclusive sports programming.
The service, which costs $5.99 per month and can be cancelled at any time, exclusively streams select college football, college basketball, MLB, NHL and MLS games, international soccer, UFC fight nights and more.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: UFC 265
Main Event: Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane
When: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Where: Toyota Center
Main Card Time: 10 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2 (prelims only)
Live stream for Main Event: ESPN+ PPV
Main Card (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV)
Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane, heavyweight
Jose Aldo vs. Pedro Munhoz, bantamweight
Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque, welterweight
Tecia Torres vs. Angela Hill, strawweight
Song Yadong vs. Casey Kenney, bantamweight
Prelims (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Bobby Green vs. Rafael Fiziev, lightweight
Vince Morales vs. Drako Rodriguez, bantamweight
Alonzo Menifield vs. Ed Harman, light heavyweight
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jessica Penne, strawweight
Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET, ESPN+)
Manel Kape vs. Ode Osbourne, flyweight
Miles Johns vs. Anderson Dos Santos, bantamweight
Victoria Leonardo vs. Melissa Gatto, flyweight
Johnny Munoz vs. Jamey Simmons, bantamweight
Jose Aldo will return to the UFC octagon this weekend when he takes on Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265. After losing three fights on the bounce, Aldo hit back by beating Marlon Vera in December.
The 29 and seven veteran is still looking to mix it with the best in the sport and will want to put on a show this weekend.
Aldo is fifth in the UFC bantamweight rankings and is still hungry to try and move up those standings.
He will now take on fellow Brazilian Munhoz, who has a 19-5 record and beat Jimmie Rivera in February, on the undercard to the interim heavyweight title bout between Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.