Jon Jones has made a comeback at a time when everyone thought he was done with the sport. A fight against Ciryl Game proved he has the potential to retain his supremacy. Monster Energy issued congratulatory notes to him, and for all the right reasons, as fans can assume. Las Vegas saw the fight at T-Mobile Arena, where the champ did not just make a comeback but also claimed the Heavyweight World Championship title at UFC 285.
Saturday night also saw the fight bring up the Fight of the Night bonus to a payout worth $50,000.
Jones has made a comeback, and the word comeback refers to a former champion. In other words, no one can forget his dominance as a two-time UFC Light Heavyweight champion. From March 2011 to April 2015, he was the title holder. This was followed by a brief pause from December 2018 to August 2020.
A three-year layoff raised the issue of whether he would return. In addition, facing Ciryl Gane was an inherently tense occasion. In September of 2022, Gane entered the ring after defeating Tai Tuivasa.
Once started, the fight was only stopped when Jones attempted to absorb the blow in the cup. However, recovery was pretty quick to give the referee the go-ahead. Gane struggled to fight back following that period, which went on to become one of Jon’s best events. Gane took the third-fastest submission in the UFC category after he was choked under the chin. Cyril could only tap out to save himself from any further loss of points.
Calculations were done in 2 minutes and 4 seconds before announcing Jon Jones as the winner.
Jon Jones, who expressed self-assurance, claimed that he had been working on the match for a very long time, particularly during times when he had not wanted to work out. His commitment to the game and the objective, together with his regular attendance in the training area even when he didn’t feel like it, were what made him successful.
The fight between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane has now made Jones the 8th fighter to have titles in two divisions in the history of the UFC. That’s not it. Jones has several other titles to his name that are worth mentioning. For instance, he holds the title of being the youngest champion in the history of the UFC at the age of 23.
Next, his 11 successful defenses of the Light Heavyweight Championship make him the holder of the record for most title defenses. In addition to his 15 wins, Jones also holds the record for the longest winning streak, at 19.
He next faces Stipe Stone Cold Miocic in the coming summer days. He is also a former champion and a close teammate from Monster Energy.