Ciryl Gane opens as big favorite over Derrick Lewis in UFC 265 interim heavyweight title bout
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According to an opening betting line released by BetOnline.ag, Gane is listed as a -325 favorite over Lewis, who is a +275 underdog. That means Gane’s implied winning probability is approximately 76 percent, while Lewis’ is approximately 27 percent. A $100 bet on Gane would net almost $31 in profit, while Lewis would net $275.
As always, betting lines and payouts change as bettors wager on fighters.
Gane vs. Lewis was booked to headline UFC 265 on Aug. 7 after undisputed champ Francis Ngannou was not available to face Lewis at the pay-per-view event in Houston. Lewis was named the No. 1 title challenger as ex-champ Jon Jones feuded with the UFC over pay for a title fight with Ngannou.
Lewis, who owns a 2018 win over Ngannou, earned his title shot with four straight wins, including a vicious knockout of Curtis Lewis in February at UFC Vegas 19. He owns the record for most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history with 12.