UFC 265 Lewis v Gane
LIVE from Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
MAIN EVENT this Sunday, August 8 from 12pm AEST
UFC travels to Houston, Texas for UFC 265 headlined by double-header title fights. The best female fighter of all time Amanda Nunes will go up against Julianna Pena in the Women’s Bantamweight title bout before Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane go head-to-head for the interim Heavyweight title.
Local Texan and former heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis is currently riding a four-win streak and will have his second shot for the Heavyweight belt, after losing his first against Daniel Cormier at UFC 230. He is one of the toughest opponents in his division having already defeated the likes of Francis Ngannou, Alexander Volkov and Travis Browne, he also holds the record for the greatest number of knockouts in UFC Heavyweight history with 12.
His opponent, undefeated Ciryl Gane’s rise in the heavyweight division has been quick and impressive. Having been a professional fighter for less than three years, he has already defeated some of the biggest names in the UFC including Alexander Volkov and Junior Dos Santos.
In the co-main event, two-division champion Amanda Nunes makes her sixth defence of her Bantamweight title, this time against Julianna Pena. Nunes is considered one of the greatest female fighters with records in women’s MMA for the most UFC wins, most knockouts and longest win streak. To date, she has defeated every woman to have ever had the title currently on a 12-fight winning streak.
Pena, hoping to secure her first title, will have a tough fight ahead of her.
Other bouts to feature on the card, a bantamweight bout between former three-time featherweight champion Jose Aldo against Pedro Munhoz , and Michael Chiesa meets Vicente Luque in a welterweight bout.
Main Card from 12pm (AEST) LIVE on MAIN EVENT
Main Event: Derrick Lewis (USA) (25-7) v Ciryl Gane (France) (9-0) Heavyweight Interim Title Bout
Co-Main Event: Amanda Nunes (Brazil) (21-4) v Julianna Pena (USA) (11-4) Women’s Bantamweight Title Bout
Jose Aldo (Brazil) (29-7) v Pedro Munhoz (Brazil) (19-5) Bantamweight Bout
Michael Chiesa (USA) (18-4) v Vicente Luque (Brazil) (20-7) Welterweight Bout
Song Yadong (China) (14-4) v Casey Kenney (USA) (16-3) Bantamweight Bout
DOUBLE-HEADER PAY-PER-VIEW SUNDAY, AUGUST 22
PACQUIAO v UGAS
It’s set to be an explosive Sunday on MAIN EVENT and double the action for fans with an international boxing world title fight showdown as well as the biggest event of the summer in the WWE calendar on Foxtel on Kayo.
Beginning at 10.00am AEST with WWE SummerSlam on Fox Sports More 507 becoming a secondary Main Event channel, Pacquiao v Ugas from 11.00am AEST on the Main Event channel and with both events also available on Kayo, fans can get their double-fix and won’t miss a moment of the action.
Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring after two years to take on WBA Welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas for the title and belt.
Manny Pacquiao has the opportunity to regain the welterweight world championship. The legendary ‘Pac Man’ is stepping into the ring for the first time since 2019, when he beat Keith Thurman to win the WBA’s ‘Super’ title. During that hiatus, the WBA recognised his upcoming opponent Ugas as champion. Pacquiao has won titles in a record eight weight divisions and on Sunday will seek to become a champion once more.
His opponent Yordenis Ugas enters into this fight on late notice with original opponent Errol Spence Jr having to step down due to an eye injury. The 35-year-old boxer from Cuba beat Abel Ramos for that vacant WBA regular welterweight title in September before being elevated to WBA super champion, and now makes his first title defence against the fighter who originally held it.
Ahead of Pacquiao v Ugas, fans can get immersed into the ‘Pac Man’ spirit with classic Manny Pacquiao fights available to stream on Kayo Freebies throughout the week. They include Pacquiao’s bouts against Miguel Cotto, Floyd Mayweather, Keith Thurman and Aussie Jeff Horn as well as the best fights and knockouts throughout his career.
The biggest party of the Summer in WWE will take place in Las Vegas with the 34th edition of one of its signature events, 2021 WWE SummerSlam, and it’s set to be headlined by a pair of world title matches featuring returning legends.
The legendary John Cena returns to WWE to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal championship. With history in his sights, if he wins at SummerSlam Cena will become a 17-time world champion and surpass Ric Flair in WWE’s record books for the most world title reigns in history.
Also in the line-up and fresh off successfully cashing in her Money in the Bank contract, Nikki A.S.H will defend her Raw women’s championship against former champions Charlotte Flair and Aussie Rhea Ripley .
UFC 266 Volkanovski v Ortega
LIVE from T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
MAIN EVENT this Sunday, September 26 from 12pm AEST
WATCH ON FOXTEL, STREAM ON KAYO
UFC returns to Las Vegas for UFC 266 headlined by double-header title fights. Australia’s own and current champion Alexander Volkanovski will go head-to-head against former title challenger Brian Ortega for the Featherweight title bout. Valentina Shevchenko looks to continue her reign against Lauren Murphy in the Women’s Flyweight title bout.
Our Aussie, Alex Volkanovski, defends his Featherweight championship belt against Ortega. The two have gone head-to-head all season out of the octagon as opposing coaches on the latest season of “The Return of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Volkanovski v Team Ortega”, and with the pair’s previously scheduled fight in March cancelled due to Volkanovski contracting Covid, we will now be able to see who the real champion is.
Volkanovski is a powerhouse in the Featherweight division, claiming the belt in December 2019 from Max Holloway. In winning the title, he has become Australia’s greatest current fighter, ranked #4 in the UFC pound for pound world rankings. He enters this fight aiming for his 20th consecutive win.
Ortega has been a mainstay in the UFC world for years, however, was sidelined for a while after losing to Max Holloway in December 2018. Ortega returned in October with an impressive win over Chan Sung Jung, setting up the title shot to face Volkanovski.
In the co-main event, Women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko comes into this fight with five successful title defences and will defend yet again against Lauren Murphy. Murphy will get her first ever title shot inside the UFC after climbing up the division on a five fight winning streak.
Also on the card, fan favourite and former WEC and Strikeforce Welterweight champion Nick Diaz is back in the Octagon for the first time since 2015, facing another popular face, former UFC Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a Welterweight bout.
Main Card from 12pm (AEST) LIVE on MAIN EVENT
Main Event: Alex Volkanovski (Australia) (22-1) v Brian Ortega (USA) (15-1) Featherweight Title Bout
Co-Main Event: Valentina Shevchenko (Russia) (21-3) v Lauren Murphy (USA) (15-4) Women’s Flyweight Title Bout
Nick Diaz (USA) (26-9) v Robbie Lawler (USA) (28-15) Welterweight Bout
Curtis Blaydes (USA) (14-3) v Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-2) Heavyweight Bout
Jessica Andrade (Brazil) (21-6) v Cynthia Calvillo (USA) (9-2) Women’s Flyweight Bout