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When is UFC 295? Date, start time, odds, PPV schedule & card for Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic

Fight fans have been clamoring for Jon Jones to face Stipe Miocic, who was considered the heavyweight “G.O.A.T.,” for years. Their wishes have been granted, as the fight is finally happening at the famed Madison Square Garden, with Jones defending the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 295 on November 11. 

A national wrestling champion, Jones turned pro in 2008 and joined the UFC after six fights. He held the UFC light heavyweight title at various points between 2011 and 2020, with his reign being disrupted due to legal issues and failed drug tests. “Bones” has remained unbeaten since 2010 and vacated the light heavyweight title in 2020. He attempted to fight then-UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou but negotiations with UFC CEO Dana White surrounding the purses for a potential fight came to nothing.

Jones didn’t compete for three years, returning in 2023 after Ngannou left the organization. In March, he faced Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight title, stopping him in the opening round to become a two-division champion.

Now, the Rochester-born Jones headlines his first fight in The Garden and looks to erase any doubts about his supremacy by defeating Miocic. 

WATCH: UFC 295: Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, exclusively on ESPN+

“I feel like when you get to a place when you don’t feel anything is probably when it’s time to hang it up and try something different,” Jones said on the OverDogs podcast via MMA Fighting. “At this point, I still get really nervous, man. I have nightmares about my opponents. About every hour, Stipe Miocic will cross my mind. He will cross my mind. I could be having a drink, you name it, he crosses my mind. I could be at my kid’s volleyball game, and I thinking about Stipe. There’s a lot of mental that goes into it that I don’t think people realize. But the goal is to just conquer that.”

Miocic, a firefighter when he isn’t in a cage, is a former Golden Gloves boxing champion. An NCAA Division I wrestler, Miocic turned pro in 2010 and joined the UFC in 2011. He won the UFC heavyweight title in 2016 and defended it four times, holding the record for the most successful title defenses in the division. He traded wins and losses with Daniel Cormier for the belt from 2018 to 2020. Miocic last fought in March 2021, losing the belt to Ngannou. At 41, he doesn’t have much else to prove, but Miocic didn’t need much convincing to accept this fight. 

“There’s a lot of reasons,” Miocic told MMA Junkie Radio via MMA Junkie. “One, I want to fight the best. I’m a competitor. I love to compete, and I love fighting. I’m still having fun. Two, my last fight didn’t go as well as I wanted it to. I’m ready to bounce back and get that win.”

The co-main event sees Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the UFC light heavyweight title. Prochazka won the belt in 2022 but relinquished it due to injury. Pereira is a former middleweight champion who moves up in weight. Jamahal Hall was the champion in this division before rupturing his Achilles tendon. 

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Here’s all you need to know about UFC 295, from time, channel, odds, card, and more. 

When is UFC 295: Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic?

UFC 295 is on November 11. The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET, with the prelims at 8 p.m. ET. The main card is at 10 p.m. ET. Jones and Miocic should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

Region Date Early Prelims Start Time Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, November 11 6 p.m. ET 8 p.m. ET 10 p.m. ET 12:15 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, November 11 3 p.m. PT 5 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT 9:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Sunday, November 11 11 p.m. BST 1 a.m. BST 3 a.m. BST 5:15 a.m. BST
Australia Sunday, November 11 8 a.m. AEST 10 a.m. AEST 12 p.m. AEST 2:15 p.m. AEST

How to watch UFC 295: Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Saturday, November 11 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Saturday, November 11 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sunday, November 11 TNT Sports
Australia Sunday, November 11 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

WATCH: UFC 295: Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic, exclusively on ESPN+

Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic PPV price: How much does UFC 295 cost? 

In the U.S., the UFC 295 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 295 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $134.98 for the UFC 295 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $10.99/mo
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $109.99/yr
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $14.99/mo
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $24.99/mo
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $134.98, then $109.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $14.99/mo

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

Where is UFC 295?

UFC 295 takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York. “The World’s Most Famous Arena” can hold up to 19,500+ people. 

Betting odds for Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic

Per Bet MGM:

  • Jon Jones is the -375 favorite while Stipe Miocic is the +290 underdog
  • Alex Pereira is the -135 favorite while Jiri Prochazka is the +110 underdog 

MORE: How to bet on combat sports

Jon Jones record, bio 

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: July 19, 1987
  • Height: 6-4
  • Reach: 84 inches
  • Total fights: 29
  • Record: 27-1 (1 no-contest) with 10 wins via knockout

Stipe Miocic record, bio

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: August 19, 1982
  • Height: 6-4
  • Reach: 80 inches
  • Total fights: 24
  • Record: 20-4 with 15 wins via knockout

UFC 295 fight card

Main Card

  • Jon Jones (c) vs. Stipe Miocic for the UFC heavyweight title
  • Jiri Prochazka vs. Alex Pereira for the UFC light heavyweight title
  • Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini; Featherweights
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Jessica Andrade; Strawweights
  • Matt Frevola vs. Benoit Saint-Denis; Lightweights

Prelims

  • Matt Schnell vs. Steve Erceg; Flyweights
  • Tabatha Ricci vs. Lupita Godinez; Strawweights
  • Jared Gordon vs. Mark Madsen; Lightweights
  • John Castaneda vs. Kang Kyung-ho; Bantamweights
  • Joshua Van vs. Kevin Borjas; Fltweights

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