Jon Jones to headline UFC 285 in heavyweight title fight

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC President Dana White announced Jon Jones will fight for the heavyweight title March 4 against Ciryl Gane in Las Vegas. That fight is the headline event for UFC 285. White said he offered former heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou the richest deal for a heavyweight in UFC history to fight Jones. White said Ngannou turned down the offer, so White turned to Gane. Jones will make his first appearance since February 2020 when he beat Dominick Reyes to defend his light heavyweight championship.