In the world of mixed martial arts, there are few events more eagerly anticipated than the clash of two heavyweight giants. On July 8, UFC 290 will likely bring together two of the greatest fighters in divisional history: Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic.
Jones, the newly crowned heavyweight champion, is expected to defend his title against former champion Miocic. Jones, who defeated Ciryl Gane with a first-round submission at UFC 285, has opened up as the favorite with odds of -290 on FanDuel. Meanwhile, Miocic is the underdog at +235.
After a three-year absence from the octagon, Jones proved he’s still in excellent shape, winning his heavyweight debut. This will be his first title defense at that weight, and he’s up against one of the most respected fighters in the game.
Miocic, a former two-time heavyweight champion in the UFC, is widely regarded as one of the best heavyweights of all time. He holds the record for the most title defenses with three, and he’ll be looking to reclaim the title he lost to Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 two years ago. Before that, he defeated Daniel Cormier in back-to-back contests.
The Jones vs Miocic fight is expected to be a thrilling contest that will draw the attention of fight fans across the United States. As the heavyweight division continues to evolve, this clash of these titans will be an important moment in MMA history.