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‘The GOAT is back’ — UFC 285 gets first video trailer for return of Jon Jones

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently dropped its first trailer for the upcoming UFC 285 pay-per-view (PPV) event on ESPN+, headlined by the Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane heavyweight title bout on Sat., March 4, 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, marking the first fight for the former light heavyweight “Bones” in over three years.

The video makes a big deal out of Jones’ status as the greatest of all time (GOAT) and “Bones” would undoubtedly recapture his place as the sport’s pound-for-pound (P4P) king — a spot currently held by featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski — with a victory over Ciryl Gane, giving Jones championship gold in two different weight classes.

“Bones” is currently ranked No. 10 in the promotion’s P4P rankings.

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CHAMPIONSHIP TRILOGY! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to The O2 in London England, on Sat., March 18, 2023, with newly-minted Welterweight kingpin, Leon Edwards, running it back with former 170-pound champion, Kamaru Usman, for a third (and likely final) time. In UFC 286’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, all-action Lightweight knockout artists, Justin Gaethje and Rafael Fiziev, will lock horns with the winner inching closer to a future Lightweight title shot.

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The winner of Jones vs. Gane is expected to fight former champion Stipe Miocic at some point later this year, unless top contender Curtis Blaydes — already in the conversation before last month’s surprise announcement — can convince matchmakers he’s next in line for the heavyweight strap.

Remember that will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 285 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 285: “Jones vs. Gane” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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