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Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane staredown video from UFC 285 ceremonial weigh ins

We are just 24 hours away from Jon Jones’ long-awaited heavyweight debut tomorrow night (Sat., Mar. 4, 2023) at UFC 285 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and fight fans can now check out the official weigh-ins staredowns.

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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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Tomorrow night will be a massive opportunity for Jones to return after a three-year layoff and remind the combat community that he remains the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. The former UFC light heavyweight champion is already widely considered the best fighter of all time, but Jones still feels the need to validate his role in today’s sport and chase down the most powerful title in all of combat sports.

Ahead of Jones’ heavyweight debut he squared off one final time with formidable counterpart, Ciryl Gane. Check out the Friday faceoff below:

Also gracing the UFC 285 main card is reigning UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. “Bullet” will be looking to defend her title for the eighth-straight time as she takes on veteran contender Alexa Grasso. Shevchenko is the betting favorite to retain her title and essentially close out the 125-pound division. A victory for the champ could result in her long-awaited move back up to bantamweight for a trilogy match with UFC champion Amanda Nunes.

The final faceoff between Shevchenko and Grasso can be seen below:

In addition, UFC 285’s PPV main card will also feature the Octagon debut of highly-touted middleweight prospect Bo Nickal. The former three-time NCAA Division I national wrestling champion has been dominating the competition on the Contender Series, but now Nickal will try to carve out a promising run in the UFC’s stacked 185-pound division. He’ll be taking on veteran fighter Jamie Pickett and is currently coming in at a massive -2200 favorite. Needless to say, it will be an unprecedented letdown if Nickal doesn’t prevail Saturday night.

Check out their final staredown below:

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.

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