Jon Jones Next Fight: vs Ciryl Gane, UFC 285, March 4, 2023

Jon Jones

Jon Jones has been the most dominant light heavyweight champion in UFC history and is one of the most popular stars in the promotion. His record of 26-1-1 is something any MMA fighter would envy along with his long title reigns. Jones remains the longest reigning light heavyweight champion and also holds the record for most title defenses in the division.

However, he has been away from octagon since February 2020 due to his desire to dominate the heavyweight division, his disputes with UFC and some personal problems. But, murmurs around his return to octagon have been growing larger in recent times. So, who will Jon Jones fight next? When and where is Jon Jones’ next fight scheduled?

Jon Jones Next Fight

Jon “Bones” Jones has moved on from the 205 lbs division and wants to dominate the heavyweight division now. He vacated UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in August 2020 as he wanted to move up to the heavyweight division. 3 years have gone by since then, but Jones has not fought ever since.

Jon Jones is now set to fight Ciryl Gane next at UFC 285 PPV. The fight will be for UFC Heavyweight Championship. The title became vacant after UFC removed Francis Ngannou as the champion after becoming a free agent.

There were previous discussions regarding a fight between Ngannou and Jones for the title. However, a pay dispute between UFC and Ngannou, which ultimately led to his departure from the promotion, led to the fight not materializing.

UFC previoulsy wanted to set up Stipe Miocic vs Jon Jones bout last year, but a deal with Miocic could not be finalized. Curtis Blaydes was also considered an opponent for Jones once, but with the title coming into the picture, UFC probably went with Ciryl Gane.

Gane has been an interim Heavyweight Champion once after beating Derrick Lewis at UFC 265. He later lost the title unification bout against Ngannou at UFC 270, which remains his only loss in MMA so far. Will he be able to break Jones’ winning run in UFC?

Jon Jones’ Next Fight Date & Venue

Jon Jones will fight next at UFC 285 which is scheduled on March 4, 2023, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Jon Jones Current Record

Jon Jones has taken part in 28 fights over the course of 14 years of MMA career. Apart from his first bout at catchweight 210 lbs, all of his fights have come in the light heavyweight division. 22 fights out of these 28 have come under UFC’s banner.

Jones has been on the losing side just once, and that loss also came via disqualification due to illegal elbow strikes. That loss came against Matt Hamill in The Ultimate Fighter Heavyweight Finale on December 5, 2009. Since then, Jones has gone 18 fights, the record for the longest unbeaten streak in UFC. He also holds the record for most consecutive title defenses and most overall title defenses in UFC Light Heavyweight division.

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