The heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic has been officially announced for UFC 295, scheduled to take place in November. UFC President Dana White revealed the exciting news during the ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC 290 on Friday. The highly anticipated showdown will serve as the main event at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Jones, who recently returned to the octagon after a three-year hiatus, claimed the heavyweight title by swiftly submitting Ciryl Gane in the first round at UFC 285 in March. After an impressive stint in the light heavyweight division, Jones decided to move up to heavyweight, relinquishing his previous title in 2020.
Meanwhile, Miocic will also be making his comeback following a lengthy break of nearly three years. In his last fight, he suffered a knockout defeat against Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 in March 2021. Prior to that loss, Miocic emerged victorious in two consecutive bouts against Daniel Cormier, solidifying his dominance in their three-fight rivalry.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about heavyweight title fight
When and where will the Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight take place?
The Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight is scheduled to happen at UFC 295 on November 11. The event will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Who is Jon Jones?
Jon Jones is a renowned mixed martial artist who recently moved up to the heavyweight division. He captured the heavyweight title in his return to the octagon after a three-year break, defeating Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 in March.
Who is Stipe Miocic?
Stipe Miocic is a highly accomplished heavyweight fighter in the UFC. He previously held the divisional title and has the record for the most title defenses. Miocic is returning to the octagon after a near three-year layoff, having last fought against Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 in March 2021.
What is the significance of this fight?
The Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight is highly anticipated by fans and the MMA community. It brings together two accomplished fighters in a clash for the heavyweight championship. The outcome of this fight will have a significant impact on the division and the legacies of both fighters.
Will this fight be the main event?
Yes, the Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight is set to headline UFC 295. It will be the main attraction of the event at Madison Square Garden.
How can I watch the fight?
To watch the Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic heavyweight title fight, you can tune in to the official UFC broadcast or check with your local television providers for pay-per-view options. The fight may also be available for streaming on official UFC platforms.