UFC 265 Fight Week — Everything You Need To Know

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: Derrick Lewis poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Everything you need to know for UFC 265 Fight Week in Houston Texas!

We’ve made it to fight week! Below is a list of current announced festivities and fights scheduled to take place during UFC 265 Fight Week!

The UFC 265 press conference takes place Thursday, August 5 at the Toyota Center. For those in the area, doors open at 4PM CST. This event is free to the public and will begin at 5PM CST. Unlike previous press conferences, this one will have the entire main card fielding questions. For those unable to attend, the press conference will stream online.

The official weigh-in will begin Friday, August 6 at 8:50AM CST (fighters will begin weighing in a 9AM). The Ceremonial weigh-ins will take place at 4PM CST. Again, this will be held at the Toyota Center and be free to the public. Doors open at 3PM CST.

Below is the full UFC 265 fight night card. The PPV can be ordered on ESPN+ for $69.99.

UFC 265 Main Card – Live on PPV

Main Card – Begins at 9PM CST

Derrick Lewis  vs.  Ciryl Gane 265 lbs – interim heavyweight title fight
José Aldo  vs.  Pedro Munhoz 135 lbs
Vicente Luque  vs.  Michael Chiesa 170 lbs
Tecia Torres  vs.  Angela Hill 115 lbs
Yadong Song  vs.  Casey Kenney 135 lbs

ESPN+ Prelims – Begins at 7PM CST

Rafael Fiziev  vs.  Bobby Green 155 lbs
Drako Rodriguez  vs.  Vince Morales 135 lbs
Ed Herman  vs.  Alonzo Menifield 205 lbs
Karolina Kowalkiewicz  vs.  Jessica Penne 115 lbs

ESPN+ Early Prelims – Begins at 5PM CST

Manel Kape  vs.  Ode Osbourne 125 lbs
Miles Johns  vs.  A. dos Santos 135 lbs
Victoria Leonardo  vs.  Melissa Gatto 125 lbs
Johnny Munoz Jr.  vs.  Jamey Simmons 135 lbs

UFC 265’s main card lost a women’s bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Pena after double-champ Nunes tested positive for COVID-19. However, since that test, Nunes has tested negative for the virus, and the fight is likely to be rebooked for later in the year.