Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane heavyweight title odds and UFC 285 preview

Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane heavyweight title odds and UFC 285 preview

Jon Jones is one of the greatest fighters in UFC history and will make his return to the octagon after three years at UFC 285. Jones will fight number one ranked heavyweight Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title. Currently, there is no UFC heavyweight champion. Former champion Francis Ngannou was released by the UFC according to UFC president Dana White. UFC president Dana White called Jones the best UFC fighter to ever do it in his opinion during the UFC Vegas 67 post-fight press conference. Jones has a chance to cement his legacy by winning a title in two weight classes, he is a former light heavyweight champion. This will be Jones’ first fight in the UFC since February 8, 2020.

    Quick Take

    • Jon Jones makes his UFC return at UFC 285
    • Ciryl Gane gets another shot at the heavyweight title
    • Jones is the betting favorite

    Odds and preview

    The fight between Jones and Gane will happen at UFC 285 on March 4 in Las Vegas. Jon Jones, -155, is the betting favorite, and Ciryl Gane is a +135 underdog, according to White was prepared to schedule a fight between Jones and Ngannou prior to his release, according to White. Gane’s first loss in the UFC was to Ngannou by unanimous decision in 2022 for the championship. Now Gane is getting another shot at the title against Jones. Gane is the number one ranked heavyweight in the UFC. You can bet on the fight at many online UFC betting sites.

    Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane

    Ciryl “Bon Gamin” Gane was born in France. Gane made his UFC debut on August 10, 2019 against Raphael Pessoa Nunes, winning the fight by submission in the first round. Gane started his UFC career with seven straight wins, but lost his first fight in the UFC to Francis Ngannou by unanimous decision in 2022 for the heavyweight championship.

    Gane has two victories by submission and three KO/TKO victories in the UFC. Gane is 6’4 and 245 pounds, according to He has defeated Tai Tuivasa, Alexander Volkov, Derrick Lewis, and Junior Dos Santos. Tuivasa is currently ranked number five in the heavyweight division, Volkov is ranked at eight, and Lewis is ranked at 11. Dos Santos is a former UFC heavyweight champion.

    Jon “Bones” Jones

    Jon Jones should need no introduction if you have followed the UFC over the past five or more years. Jones has 10 title defenses in his UFC career and 10 wins by knockout, according to According to UFC president Dana White, “he is the best to ever do it.” Jones’ only loss in the UFC was by disqualification in 2009 when he fought Matt Hamill. Jones has never fought as a heavyweight in the UFC.

    Jones has defeated current number five ranked light heavyweight Anthony Smith, current number 11 ranked light heavyweight Dominick Reyes, former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and Alexander Gustafssosn. Jones’ professional record is 26-1 with one no contest, according to This will be the first time Jones steps into a UFC octagon since his fight on February 8, 2020 against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247.

    The Rest of the UFC 285 Card

    Women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will defend her title against number six ranked Alexa Grasso. Shevchenko’s professional record is 23-3, she has seven title defenses, according to Grasso’s professional record is 15-3. Welterweights Geoff Neal and Shavkat Rakhmonov will fight.


    Weight Class

    Mateusz Gamrot vs Jalin Turner

    Lightweight Bout

    Bo Nickal vs Jamie Pickett

    Middleweight Bout

    Cody Garbrandt vs Trevin Jones

    Bantamweight Bout

    Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis

    Middleweight Bout

    Viviane Araujo vs Amanda Ribas

    Women's Flyweight Bout

    Julian Marquez vs Marc-Andre Barriault

    Middleweight Bout

    Ian Garry vs Song Kenan

    Welterweight Bout

    Mana Martinez vs Cameron Saaiman

    Bantamweight Bout

    Jessica Penne vs Tabatha Ricci

    Women's Strawweight Bout

    Da’Mon Blackshear vs Farid Basharat

    Bantamweight Bout

    Kamuela Kirk vs Esteban Ribovics

    Lightweight Bout