A UFC Heavyweight Championship bout for the vacant title between former two-times UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and former interim champion Ciryl Gane is now set to headline UFC 285.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the matchup Saturday following UFC Fight Night 217 that Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane is set for the vacant heavyweight title on March 4, 2023.
Jon Jones is considered one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport and holds notable victories over many top competitors, including Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and Quinton Jackson.
Jones last faced Dominick Reyes on February 8, 2020, in the main event of UFC 247. Jones won the fight via controversial unanimous decision. With this win, Jones set the new record for most wins in UFC title fight history with 14 wins. While, Gane faced Tai Tuivasa on September 3, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 209. He won the fight via knockout in round three. This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.
UFC 285: Jones vs Gane is set to take place on March 4, 2023, at the T-Mobile Arena facility in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, United States.
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