Jon Jones Dispatches Ciryl Gane With An Early Submission In Heavyweight Title Return

At UFC 285, under the bright lights of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, fans witnessed the return of Jon Jones, who is believed to be one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. And, with the performance he put on display in tonight’s main event bout versus Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title, there is no argument to be had regarding that belief.

The fight started off like most expected, with Gane moving swiftly around the outside, and Jones following, waiting for his moment to close the distance and pounce. Even with Gane’s crafty footwork, it did not take long for Jones to find the right moment to move in.

Gane threw a lunging straight punch towards Jones, who slipped to the side to evade. This opened up a perfect opportunity for Jones to close the distance and secure the body lock. From there, he dragged his French opponent to the ground and began to establish control.

Gane intelligently moved towards the fence and began to stand up, but Jones pulled his legs out from under him and secured another takedown. Once Gane was on the ground, Jones stepped over into mount immediately and began to attack the neck.

It was not long before he had his wrist under Gane’s chin and was leaning in with pressure to complete a nasty guillotine choke. Gane was left with no choice other than to tap.

 

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The fact that he took three years away from the sport following his time as light heavyweight champion, and was able to come back and dispatch the number one contender in the heavyweight division in just two minutes, goes to show that at this point the legendary status of Jones cannot be questioned.

Through this bout, Jones now holds a record of 27-1, while Gane records just his second loss in 13 fights.

Additionally, Jones is now the eighth UFC competitor to win championship titles in two different weight divisions, and his finish over Gane was the third fastest in UFC heavyweight title history.

Next on the list, is for Jones to take on Stipe Miocic, the former heavyweight titleholder. Both have agreed on plans for this match to occur this summer.

Official Result: Jon Jones def. Ciryl Gane via Submission (Guillotine Choke) – Round 1, 2:04

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