UFC 265 Lewis vs Gane start time and how to watch in Australia

Posted: 8 August 2021 7:55 am

Undefeated Frenchman Ciryl Gane stands in the way of Derrick Lewis's pursuit of the UFC heavyweight belt. This is how you can watch.

SUMMARY: You can watch the UFC 265 preliminary rounds for free on any device with Kayo Sports by using this 14-day trial. You can then purchase the main card through Main Event on Foxtel or Main Event on Kayo Sports.

Derrick Lewis gets a long-awaited second shot at the heavyweight title since the heartbreak of losing to Daniel Cormier in November 2018.

He faces classy Frenchman Ciryl Gane, undefeated after 9 fights and hellbent on claiming the interim title for himself.

The fight headlines a super day's action that was to include female bantamweight superstar Amanda Nunes defending her belt for the sixth time, this time against Julianna Peña. But the bout was postponed after Nunes tested positive for coronavirus.

UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane Australian start time

All the action from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, starts from 8am AEST on Sunday 8 August with the early prelims. The preliminary card starts at 10am AEST before the main events kicks off at 12pm AEST.

How to watch UFC 265 Lewis vs Gane

There are a range of viewing options for UFC 265. ESPN is showing the preliminary card, while the main card is exclusive to pay-per-view on Main Event. You can see our complete guide to watching the UFC here.

Live stream UFC 265 on Kayo: Order the PPV now

How to watch UFC 265 Lewis vs Gane preliminary card

As the prelims are on ESPN, you can follow along with Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV and UFC Fight Pass. Among these options, Kayo is the pick for live sport.

How to live stream UFC 265 via Kayo Sports

Kayo has more than 50 sports for you to choose from, including access to every single UFC Fight Night. You can get a Basic subscription to Kayo for $25 a month which allows you to watch on 2 screens. For $35 a month a Premium subscription gives you 3 screens.

There's a 14-day free trial so you can see if Kayo is right for you.

It boasts a range of features and is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PCs, Mac, Android TV, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV (2018 model or later), Chromecast and AirPlay. You can check out our full Kayo review for more information.

How to watch Lewis vs Gane UFC 265 main card

For to the 5-fight main card, Main Event on Foxtel, Main Event on Kayo Sports, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV, PS4 and PS5 are the exclusive providers. You will need to purchase the fight to watch it live or catch a replay. Read on to find out more about watching the UFC 265 main card.

Stream UFC 265 on Main Event via Kayo Sports

New, returning or existing Kayo Sports customers have an opportunity to secure this massive fight directly through Main Event.

Using this link mainevent.kayosports.com.au, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform.

All the information you need getting Main Event on Kayo can be found here. It also costs $54.95 and gives you full access to Kayo from 8–12 August.

Stream UFC 265 via Kayo Sports

Watch UFC 265 Lewis vs Gane on Main Event via the Kayo Sports app. No Kayo Sports account required. PPV costs $54.95.

How to watch UFC 265 with Main Event

If you have a Foxtel subscription, UFC 265 will set you back $54.95. You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the My Foxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone. You can also order the fight if you have Optus TV featuring Foxtel, over the phone only. Ordering through a phone agent will incur an additional $2 booking fee.

How to watch with UFC Fight Pass

The UFC's official website is another option for watching the fight. It will cost you $54.95 through UFC Fight Pass. You can also sign up to Fight Pass for $10.99 per month or $104.99 for an annual pass, but you still need to purchase the fight separately.

Fight Pass is compatible with Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung smart TVs, Roku, LG smart TVs or on desktops and laptops.

How to watch Lewis vs Gane on PlayStation

If you have a PS4 or PS5 console, look for Live Events in the PS Store. Once you have purchased the fight you can watch it through the "videos" menu. It is $54.95 or $49.95 for PlayStation Plus members.

How to watch UFC 265 with Fetch TV

Lewis vs Gane will also cost you $54.95 with Fetch TV. Using your Fetch box, go to "manage" and then "subscriptions". Once you have made the purchase you can watch it on TV or your mobile with the Fetch app.

UFC 265 Lewis vs Gane full card

Main card

  • Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane – interim heavyweight title bout
  • José Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz – bantamweight
  • Michael Chiesa vs Vicente Luque – welterweight
  • Tecia Torres vs Angela Hill – women's strawweight
  • Song Yadong vs Casey Kenney – bantamweight

Preliminary card

  • Bobby Green vs Rafael Fiziev – lightweight
  • Vince Morales vs Drako Rodriguez – bantamweight
  • Ed Herman vs Alonzo Menifield – light heavyweight
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs Jessica Penne – women's strawweight

Who will win UFC 265 Lewis vs Gane?

Lewis, who goes by the fighting nickname "The Black Beast", has won his last 4 bouts and has re-established himself as a top heavyweight title contender.

He enters the bout in the best physical and mental shape of his career and will be fighting in front of his home crowd in Houston, a place where he's never lost.

He faces a technician in Gane who is one of the hottest fighters in all of UFC right now, but one Lewis should account for.

Lewis likes to stand back and let his opponents come to him. 20 of Lewis's wins have come by knockout and that power is his biggest weapon against the undefeated Frenchman.

The time is now for Derrick Lewis.

Keen to know about more upcoming UFC fights? Check out our full UFC schedule here. If you're still not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which one suits you best.

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