Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane fight preview

UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in Houston, Texas, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis will take on Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane in the UFC Interim Heavyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 265 card.

In this post, we will break down Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 39-year-old, Derrick Lewis is coming in with a 25-7-0 (1 NC) record. Lewis will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis in February.

Gane, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Alexander Volkov on February 20, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Gane vs. Volkov and holds a 9-0-0 record.

Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane
6′ 3″
6′ 4″
260 lbs.
245 lbs.
25-7-0 (1 NC)

Derrick Lewis has an orthodox fighting stance with a 79″ reach. The 34-year-old, Ciryl Gane is an orthodox fighter with a 81″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Derrick Lewis:
→ Lewis’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Lewis lands 2.59 significant strikes per minute.
→ Lewis’s takedown accuracy is 26%.
→ Lewis’s takedown average is 0.52 per 15 minutes.
→ Lewis’s takedown defense is 54%.

Lewis comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.59 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Gane fires at 54% accuracy, landing about 5.13 significant strikes per minute. Derrick Lewis also has a 26% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.52 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Gane’s 0.82 takedowns and 100% takedown accuracy.

Ciryl Gane:
→ Gane’s striking accuracy is 54%.
→ Gane lands 5.13 significant strikes per minute.
→ Gane’s takedown accuracy is 21%.
→ Gane’s takedown average is 0.82 per 15 minutes.
→ Gane’s takedown defense is 100%.

Ciryl spent on average 15:15 minutes in the Octagon and Derrick has an average fight time of 9:32 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 265 is live in , who do you think will win, Derrick or Ciryl? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 265: Lewis vs. Gane
August 7, 2021
Houston, Texas, USA
Derrick Lewis vs. Ciryl Gane

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