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Nearly a month after Connor McGregor and Dustin Poirier’s one-round UFC fight, one of the most-anticipated fights of the summer takes place tonight in Houston, Texas, as heavyweight Derrick Lewis returns to his hometown to go head-to-head in the octagon with Ciryl Gane for UFC 265 at the Toyota Center. Here’s how you can watch the heavyweight interim title bout, as well as how to score tickets ahead of tonight’s main card.
When Is UFC 265? Date, Time and Location
UFC 265 takes place tonight, Saturday, August 7, 2021 live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. UFC 265 prelims kick off at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. ET, while the main card starts at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. ET.
How to Stream UFC 265 Live Online
As with previous UFC fights, you’ll only be able to watch the pay-per-view fight online, with UFC 265 streaming exclusively on ESPN+.
Simply log into your ESPN account to stream UFC 265, and then pay the $69.99 pay-per-view fee. If you haven’t signed up for an ESPN subscription yet, there are multiple bundles you can purchase to watch the Lewis vs. Gane fight this weekend, in addition to a load of other great events and series.
Watch UFC 265 With Disney Bundle
One of the best ways to watch UFC 265 is with the Disney+ Bundle package, which gives you Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ starting at just $13.99 a month. This is your most cost-effective option, since you’re getting three streaming services in one package, and you’ll also be able to stream all the sports and movies and series you want, well after someone wins tonight’s fight.
With the bundle’s $13.99 monthly cost + the $69.99 PPV fee, you’ll be able to stream the UFC 265 PPV fight online as well as everything else on Disney+ and Hulu.
Watch UFC 265 With ESPN+ Annual Subscription
If you only want access to watch UFC 265 and sports on ESPN, you can sign up for an ESPN+ subscription by itself. Monthly memberships will cost you $5.99. A better deal in the long run? Get a 35% discount when you upgrade and sign up for an ESPN+ annual subscription.
The UFC PPV and ESPN+ annual bundle will cost you $89.98 total instead of paying for the individual annual ESPN+ plan ($60) and the $70 PPV price. You’ll be able to stream UFC Fight Night and other UFC content free, as well as watch the big UFC 265 fight online.
Watch UFC 265 With ESPN+ Monthly Subscription
As we previously mentioned, you can also just sign up for a 30-day subscription to ESPN+ for just $5.99, then pay the $69.99 PPV fee to watch the Lewis vs. Gane fight online. You’ll only pay about $75 total to stream UFC 265, and you’ll have a full month of ESPN+ content to watch until your membership ends.
How to Get Tickets to UFC 265?
If you want to catch the fight in person in Houston, you still have a chance to buy tickets. At the time of publication, you can still buy tickets for the fight through Vivid Seats. The site currently has tickets for sale for as low as $49, running all the way up to $500+ per ticket.
How to Live Stream UFC 265 Online Free
The bad news is that you can’t actually stream the Lewis vs. Gane UFC 265 fight online free, though ESPN+ subscribers can live stream UFC 265 preliminaries free online. To watch UFC 265 live online, you’ll need to get pay-per-view access for $69.99.
Where to Watch UFC 265 on TV: Roku, Fire TV, ESPN+ App
Once you’ve signed up for the pay-per-view fight, you can cast and stream UFC 265 on your TV in a variety of ways, including through the ESPN+ app on your iPhone, Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One and even on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Through ESPN’s app, you can watch content in high-definition on three devices at the same time, as well as get replays for big moments you might’ve missed.
Where to Buy UFC 265 Merch Online
You’ll want to check out UFC’s own shop to stock up on UFC 265 merch.
Ahead of this weekend’s fight, you can score a ton of official UFC apparel through the UFC Store online, including UFC 265 T-shirts featuring Lewis and Gane, Artist Series tops, as well as posters from previous events and plenty of other official UFC gear.
The store offers free shipping on select orders if you spend $75 or more.
UFC 265 Fight Card, Predictions and Odds
Lewis (25-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC), who’s a 12-time UFC knockout record-holder and who ESPN calls “one of the best heavyweights of this era,” will fight the undefeated Gane (9-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) in tonight’s main card event for the heavyweight interim belt, but the card will also see Jose Aldo facing off against Pedro Munhoz in the bantamweight bout, and Michael Chiesa vs. Vicente Luque in the welterweight bout. Tecia Torres will also fight Angela Hill in the women’s strawweight bout. UFC 265 odds are in Gane’s favor right now.