UFC 265 Lineup Announced, Including Two New Bouts

The full lineup for UFC’s August 7th pay-per-view event was announced on Wednesday, including two fights that were not previously reported by Knockdown News.

Confirming what previous reports had mentioned, UFC revealed that the event will take place in Houston, Texas, USA. They unveiled the location for the show to be the Toyota Center, a venue with which they have struck a new multi-event deal with recently.

Kape Takes Bout Against Osbourne

Former RIZIN Bantamweight Champion Manel Kape will hunt for his first UFC victory at the event, as he will fight Ode Osbourne in a flyweight bout.

Kape has lost two fights since joining the UFC. He made his promotional debut in February, dropping a decision to Alexandre Pantoja. Returning just a month later, he lost a split decision to Matheus Nicolau.

The booking takes Osbourne out of a July 17th fight against Amir Albazi, which fizzled after Albazi reportedly withdrew.

Osbourne scored a quick win in his last fight, stopping Jerome Rivera in just 26 seconds with strikes.

Light Heavyweights Herman and Menifield Matched

Both returning after submission wins, light heavyweights Ed Herman and Alonzo Menifield had been paired for August.

Menifield picked up a big win in his last fight, submitting Fabio Cherant in the second minute of a fight with a von flue choke. The bout snapped a two-fight skid that had developed in 2020.

Herman is currently on an upswing of momentum that has been building since 2019. The UFC vet of over a decade scored his third consecutive win in September, catching Mike Rodriguez in the third round with a kimura for a submission.

Updated Lineup

It was reported earlier this week that Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane will fight for an interim UFC Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Saturday’s card.

The show now has 12 fights in total, including a title fight with Amanda Nunes.

Bout 12: Derrick Lewis (25-7) vs. Ciryl Gane (9-0) (Vacant Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship)

Bout 11: Amanda Nunes (21-4) vs. Julianna Pena (10-4) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)

Bout 10: Drako Rodriguez (7-2) vs. Vince Morales (9-5) (Bantamweight)

Bout 9: Johnny Munoz (10-1) vs. Jamey Simmons (7-3) (Bantamweight)

Bout 8: Jose Aldo (29-7) vs. Pedro Munhoz (19-5) (Bantamweight)

Bout 7: Victoria Leonardo (8-3) vs. Melissa Gatto (6-0-2) (Flyweight)

Bout 6: Song Yadong (16-5-1) vs. Casey Kenney (16-3-1) (Bantamweight)

Bout 5: Tecia Torres (12-5) vs. Angela Hill (13-9) (Strawweight)

Bout 4: Vicente Luque (20-7-1) vs. Michael Chiesa (17-4) (Welterweight)

Bout 3: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-6) vs. Jessica Penne (13-5) (Strawweight)

Bout 2: Manel Kape (15-6) vs. Ode Osbourne (9-3) (Flyweight)

Bout 1: Ed Herman (25-14) vs. Alonzo Menifield (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)

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