Jon Jones Wins Heavyweight Title Against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285

Jon Jones at the Celebs at SiriusXM Radio in 2013
Jon Jones at the Celebs at SiriusXM Radio in 2013. Photo by Mediapunch/REX/Shutterstock (2304835f)

Jon Jones has once again reminded the world why he’s considered the best mixed martial fighter in the history of the sport. After not having a single fight in more than three years, Jones walked into the octagon at UFC 285 on Saturday night and took care of the business against Ciryl Gane in the first round to take home UFC’s heavyweight title.

The fight against Gane was Jones’ heavyweight debut, but he sure didn’t seem like he was breaking new ground. He immediately started using his new size to put pressure on Gane and managed to get him in a guillotine. And just like that, the fight was over after two minutes and four seconds.

“I’m so excited,” Jones said after the fight. “I’ve been working for this for a long time. A lot of people thought I wasn’t coming back. I was reading that all the time. But I was faithful to the goal and faithful to the mission.”

Jones will now get some time to enjoy his heavyweight belt, but there will soon be other coming for it. Even before Jones versus Gane fight, the UFC boss Dana White said that whoever wins it would have to defend it against former champion and UFC legend Stipe Miocic.

Jon Jones has been the undisputed UFC Lightheavyweight champion for almost a decade. He won his first belt at UFC 128 in 2011 and never lost it in a fight. Jones vacated the title in 2020 in order to make a move to heavyweight. After Gane fight, Jones now has a 27-1 record and is on an 18-win streak.

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