UFC 285 poster released


The UFC has released the official event poster for UFC 285, and Jon Jones’ heavyweight debut looms large.

Jones is back in the Octagon after three years of being on the sidelines. He hopes to add another UFC title. After Francis Ngannou’s exit, Jones will face former champ interim Ciryl Gane for the vacant title of heavyweight.

UFC 285 takes place March 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. You can watch the main card live on ESPN+.

Here is the UFC 285 poster.

Jones relinquished the light heavyweight title he thrice held in anticipation of a move to heavyweight. Ngannou originally was his expected opponent, but both fighters clashed with the UFC behind the scenes over pay and contract demands.

Gane is coming into the fight after a knockout win over Tai Tuivasa, which put him back on the right foot after a loss to Ngannou for the heavyweight belt at UFC 270.

In the co-main event of UFC 285, flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko defends against Alexa Grasso.

Here is the full UFC 285 fight card.

Main Card (ESPN+ pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET)

Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso

Geoff Neal and Shavkat Rahmonov

Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett

Jalin Turner vs. Mateusz Gamrot

Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+)

Cody Garbrandt vs. Trevin Jones

Derek Brunson vs. Dricus Du Plessis

Viviane Araujo vs. Amanda Ribas

Julian Marquez vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET on ESPN+)

Ian Machado Garry vs. Song Kenan

Mana Martinez vs. Cameron Saaiman

Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci

Da’mon Blackshear vs. Farid Basharat

Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2023/2/15/23601497/ufc-285-poster-released?rand=96749