Jon Jones fights Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight title this Saturday, March 4, at UFC 285 inside Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Re-read that sentence.
Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane. Heavyweight title. Saturday.
Even better? You’re invited to watch this insane UFC 285 fight card with the 247 Fighting Championships family at the Barstool Sportsbook inside the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows in Washington, PA.
Come meet the 247 Fighting Championships crew, fighters, coaches, ring card girls, fans, and more starting Saturday at 8 PM.
We’ll have a table set up so you can learn more about us and our upcoming show, Brawl in the Burgh 16, taking place Saturday, April 15, at the Hollywood Casino at the Meadows.
If you want to buy tickets, you’ll be able to do that on the spot Saturday night, too. (P.S. They’re selling insanely fast, and we’re still six weeks out from fight night. You might want to jump on that.)
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We’ll also go LIVE with a UFC 285 fight-companion-style podcast at 10 PM, where our team will invite guests onto the table inside the Barstool Sportsbook to discuss the action going down all around us on the big screens.
Here’s why you just can’t miss this UFC 285 fight card:
Jones returns to the historic UFC Octagon for the first time since February 8, 2020, when he defended his UFC light heavyweight title in a close fight against Dominick Reyes. Can he cement his status as not just a GOAT but the GOAT by winning the heavyweight title after a three-year layoff?
Gane, meanwhile, strolls into the fight with a huge knockout win in his back pocket. He wiped out Tai Tuivasa in an instant classic back at UFC Fight Night 209 in September.
It’s one of the best possible matchups in the UFC right now on all levels, and it’s happening this Saturday at UFC 285. Get hyped.
Now, here’s the thing…
The rest of the card is STACKED, too!
- One fight before Jones vs. Gane, longtime UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko puts her title on the line against Alexa Grasso. Shevchenko’s won a billion fights in a row (OK, nine), but Grasso’s on a nice four-fight winning streak of her own. No doubt Shevchenko enters this one as a massive favorite, but anything can happen in this wild sport of MMA.
- Bo Nickal makes his UFC debut. Bo. Freaking. Nickal. The three-time National Champion wrestler out of Penn State faces Jamie Pickett to kick off the main-card portion of UFC 285. Besides Jones’ move to heavyweight, this fight has me the most hyped.
- Cody Garbrandt is back, baby! While Garbrandt is from Ohio and currently lives/trains in Vegas, he’s a massive part of Pittsburgh MMA lore and culture. Garbrandt used to train at Fight Club Pittsburgh, and he comprised one half of the biggest fight in Pittsburgh MMA history when he took on Dominic Mazzotta back at Gladiators of the Cage: North Shore’s Rise to Power 4. A former UFC champ with dynamite fists, Garbrandt always brings the heat when the cage door closes.
All that and more goes down Saturday, March 4, at UFC 285, friends.
Sounds like a awesome time