That is according to UFC CEO Dana White. Jones’ injury will need surgery, which is expected to keep the American out injured until sometime next year. The UFC heavyweight champion had been on course to defend his title against Miocic on November 11th, 2023, only to suffer a torn tendon, as Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira will headline the main event in a light heavyweight vacant title clash.
Pereira’s last fight was a win over Jan Blachowicz at UFC 291 as the former middleweight champion bounced back from his loss to Israel Adesanya. In addition, Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall has been added for the interim heavyweight title in a co-main event clash. Following Aspinall’s serious knee injury, the fighter returned in style during his last fight to stop Marcin Tybura in the first round. But standing in his way is Pavlovich, who is on a six-fight-win streak.
“Jon Jones was training last night, got injured, he was wrestling and he tore the tendon that connects your pec to the bone, off the bone. [Out] eight months, going to need surgery,” White