Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic to Headline UFC 295 at MSG on Nov 11

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UFC has announced that Jon Jones would defend UFC Heavyweight Championship against Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 295 PPV.

UFC President Dana White popped up on official UFC social media channels, where he went on to announce another blockbuster fight. He went on to announce that UFC 295 would take place on November 11, 2023, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, while also confirming the main event.

The fight is in discussion ever since Jones won the heavyweight title at UFC 285 by beating Ciryl Gane. Jones was quick to call out Miocic, whom he called the greatest heavyweight champion of all time, and said he wanted to fight the best. Miocic, who was in the crowd at UFC 285, was quick to accept the fight.

The clash was first discussed for UFC 290, but it seems the negotiations took a long time. Jones himself tweeted in April that it would be great for him to dominate the greatest heavyweight of all time in his home state at Madison Square Garden. Since then, it was expected that the bout may have moved to November. Dana White also said earlier that there were plans for MSG showdown between Jones and Miocic.

UFC holds a PPV event at Madison Square Garden in November every year for the last few years. This year, the date is going to be November 11. No information is there on when the tickets for the event will go on sale for now.

Jon Jones returned to the octagon at UFC 285 after 3 years since relinquishing light heavyweight title back in 2020. He defeated Ciryl Gane in two minutes of first round via guillotine choke submission to win the vacant heavyweight title. With this win, he became a two-division UFC Champion. Jones has dominated as Light Heavyweight Champion and is the longest reigning champion at 205 lbs division.

Stipe Miocic is also inactive since losing the heavyweight title to Francis Ngannou back in March 2021 at UFC 260. When he returns at UFC 295, there will be a gap of 959 days between his two fights. Will he be able to one to stop Jones’ domination in the ring and prove himself to be the greatest?

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