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Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane report
Who won Jones vs Gane?
Jon Jones beat Ciryl Gane by submission in the 1st round during the main event of UFC 285, on Saturday 4th March 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the UFC heavyweight championship.
Jones vs Gane stats
Jon Jones stepped into the octagon with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 6 by submission.
Ciryl Gane made his way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Gane had a slight advantage in power over Jones, with a 45% knock out percentage over Jones' 38%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Gane had a slight advantage over Jones, with a 27% submission rate over Jones' 23%.
Jon Jones was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Jones had 2-inch reach advantage.
Jones was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 10 years and 3 months earlier than Gane, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 48 more professional rounds, 83 to Gane's 35.
Jones vs Gane form
Jones had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Thiago Santos at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by split decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Smith at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 on 29th December 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at The Forum, Inglewood.
He had beat Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 on 29th July 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Gane had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tai Tuivasa at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Francis NGannou at UFC 270 on 22nd January 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Heavyweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 on 7th August 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, he had won against Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 30 on 26th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had defeated Junior dos Santos at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ciryl Gane had been fighting more than Jon Jones.
Going to this contest, Jon Jones had last fought 3 years, 1 month and 22 days ago, while Ciryl Gane's last outing had been 6 months and 27 days ago.
Jones' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Gane's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Jones vs Gane?
Jon Jones was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Ciryl Gane made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.
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