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Jon Jones, who many contemplate one of many biggest UFC fighters of all time, will make his lengthy awaited return in opposition to Cyril Gane for the vacant heavyweight title, after Francis Ngannou left UFC.
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Jones, the previous UFC mild heavyweight champion, hasn’t fought since February 2020 and has packed on the load for his return to the octagon within the heaviest class UFC has to supply.
The 35-year-old (20-1-0) has by no means misplaced a UFC struggle and may cement his standing as the best UFC fighter of all time he can beat Gane.
Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal stole the present with a shocking knockout win in Las Vegas after turning heads along with his chiselled physique on the weigh-in.
The primary card is simply getting underway, so Jones and Gane may be anticipated to enter the octagon later this afternoon round 4pm (AEDT). Observe under for reside updates.
2pm – Gyllenhaal stuns UFC world once more
Jake Gyllenhaal has shocked the UFC world for the second time in as many days with a brutal ‘knockout’ win at UFC 285.
The Hollywood actor turned heads on Saturday when he appeared on the weigh in, the place he was filming a scene for the remake of the cult traditional movie Street Home.
However the 2023 model is ready to reimagine the story with a former UFC fighter, performed by Gyllenhaal, taking the principle position within the movie. And the UFC wished in on the motion.
Gyllenhaal, who performs Elwood Dalton, left followers shocked because the Hollywood star weighed in for the fictional middleweight title bout in opposition to champion Jax Harris, slicing a completely shredded determine.
And the 42-year-old wowed MMA followers as soon as once more when he stepped within the octagon at Las Vegas’ T-Cellular Area on Sunday (AEDT) to movie one other scene.
A pumped-up Gyllenhall was seen doing a full walkout to the ring, earlier than he proceeded to safe a vicious knockout win over his opponent.
He was taking up Jay Hieron, who’s taking part in Harris within the fictional middleweight bout.
Gyllenhaal received the fake struggle, absorbing a few blows earlier than launching into Hieron with an uppercut and a flying knee kick.
He even completed the job with further punches, pushing away the referee who tried to step in to cease the struggle.
12.45pm – McGregor, Drake curse to strike Jones?
UFC followers are involved Jon Jones may fall sufferer to so-called curses from Conor McGregor and Drake.
Jones is contesting his first struggle in three years and a few supporters are frightened the legend may undergo an harm in his return to the octagon.
Superstitious followers have identified UFC legends Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva and McGregor all suffered horrific leg breaks within the latter phases of their careers.
McGregor hasn’t fought since breaking his leg in opposition to Dustin Poirier in 2021.
The Irishman caught up with Jones on the pre-fight weigh-in, prompting some followers to marvel if McGregor might need cursed Jones in opposition to Gane, who’s a leg-kick-heavy fighter.
One fan mentioned: “Don’t jinx Jones.”
A second commented: “Jones’ return struggle will finish the identical method.”
One other chimed in: “I hope not but when Jon jones breaks his legs, that will be f***in’ insane.”
And in one other unhealthy signal for Jones, rapper Drake has wager A$369,000 on Jones to win through submission and one other $369,000 for Jones to knock Gane out.
If his wager will get up, Draker will pocket $2.5m if Jones wins through submission or $1.9m in a knockout victory.
Right here’s hoping the Drake curse doesn’t strike once more.
Drake is famend for wagering enormous quantities of cash on sporting occasions however dropping his bets, most lately when Jake Paul misplaced his boxing struggle to Tommy Fury.
UFC 285 Predominant Battle Card
Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane – heavyweight
Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso – flyweight
Geoff Neal vs Shavkat Rakhmonov – welterweight
Mateusz Gamrot vs Jalin Turner – light-weight
Bo Nickal def Jamie Pickett through submission (R1)
Cody Garbrandt def. Trevin Jones through unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Dricus Du Plessis def. Derek Brunson through second-round TKO (4:59) | Watch end
Amanda Ribas def. Viviane Araujo through unanimous resolution (29-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Marc-Andre Barriault def. Julian Marquez through second-round TKO (4:12)
Ian Machado Garry def. Music Kenan through third-round TKO (4:22) | Watch end
Cameron Saaiman def. Leomana Martinez through majority resolution (29-26, 28-27, 28-28)
Tabatha Ricci def. Jessica Penne through sub (armbar) (R2, 2:14)
Farid Basharat def. Da’Mon Blackshear through unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)
Loik Radzhabov def. Esteban Ribovics through unanimous resolution (29-28 x3)