Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane
It is official! MMA legend Jon Jones will return to the octagon at UFC 285 on March 4, 2023. Jones will be fighting the number-one-ranked heavyweight, Ciryl Gane.
Jon “Bones” Jones is a former UFC light heavyweight champion and considered one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. In August 2020, Jones announced that he was vacating his light heavyweight title and moving up to the heavyweight division. Also, it has been almost three years since Jones has fought in the UFC, and many fans believe that it is unlikely for Jon Jones to return.
Cyril Gane is a French mixed martial artist who began his professional MMA career in 2015. In the UFC, Gane quickly rose to the top of the division by finishing fights in a fashionable style. Furthermore, after his seven-fight winning streak, Gane fought Francis Ngannou for the undisputed championship at UFC 270.
As confirmed by President Dana White, the two heavyweights will meet at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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Francis Ngannou Released
According to Dana White, Francis Ngannou is been released from the UFC and stripped of his title. Francis and the UFC could not come to a contract agreement with one another. Dana White believes that Francis feels he could make more money fighting easier opponents.
Francis Ngannou’s Future
Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou:
A potential boxing match between these two heavyweights is more likely than ever. A boxing match could be heavily promoted and generate a lot of interest from fans of both sports, as both fighters are known for their charismatic personalities and powerful striking. While one fighter is strictly boxing and the other is MMA, both fighters are similar due to their large size and power.
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Bare Knuckle FC:
The first promotion to express interest in signing former UFC champion Francis Ngannou is BKFC. BKFC President Dave Feldman is very interested in Francis Ngannou, and believes he could bring a lot of attention to the promotion.
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