LAS VEGAS — In a highly anticipated showdown, Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, two of the most accomplished fighters in UFC history, are set to square off. UFC president Dana White revealed the exciting news at the ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC 290, announcing that the clash between Jones and Miocic will take place on November 11 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Jones: An Unparalleled Legacy
ESPN’s pound-for-pound rankings place Jones at an impressive No. 3 in the world. Throughout his career, Jones has built an unparalleled legacy, boasting an outstanding résumé. With a record of 27-1 and 1 no contest, he has only suffered a single loss, which came by disqualification. Returning to the octagon in March after a three-year hiatus, Jones made a triumphant entrance into the heavyweight division, securing the vacant title with a first-round submission victory over Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. Notably, Jones holds the record for the most wins in UFC title fights, with an astounding 15 victories. Now, in addition to his record-setting dominance in the light heavyweight division, the 35-year-old New York native reigns as the heavyweight champion.
Miocic: A Resilient Contender
Stipe Miocic, a former two-time champion, presents a formidable challenge for Jones. Following his loss to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 in March 2021, Miocic returns to the octagon looking to reclaim his spot at the top. Prior to his defeat, the 40-year-old Ohio native achieved two consecutive victories over Daniel Cormier in title fights. Miocic’s legacy in the heavyweight division includes an impressive record of four successful title defenses, the highest number in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division.
A Battle for the Ages
The matchup between Jones and Miocic promises to be an epic clash between two fighters who have left an indelible mark on the sport. With their exceptional skills and storied careers, both competitors seek to etch their names further into the annals of UFC history. As the date approaches, fight fans eagerly anticipate the electrifying atmosphere that will fill Madison Square Garden on November 11.
With the announcement of the Jones-Miocic bout, the anticipation and excitement surrounding UFC 295 continue to grow. As the two fighters prepare to enter the octagon, the world waits anxiously to witness this historic showdown between the reigning heavyweight champion and the legendary light heavyweight kingpin. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable night of explosive action and unparalleled athleticism as Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic go head-to-head in the fight of a lifetime.