During the ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC 290: Volkanovski vs Rodriguez, Dana White, the President of UFC, made an exciting announcement. He revealed that heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be defending his title against Stipe Miocic in New York City for UFC 295 on November 11.
After a three-year hiatus, Jones made a remarkable comeback at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, where he defeated Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title. Following his victory, Jones specifically mentioned Miocic as the opponent he wished to face in his first defense of the heavyweight belt. As one of the most accomplished heavyweights in UFC history, Miocic boasts an impressive record of six title fight wins, the highest among heavyweights.
Miocic's most recent bout took place in March 2021 at UFC 260, where he lost his belt in a rematch against Francis Ngannou. Jones, widely regarded as not only the greatest light heavyweight of all time but also one of the best fighters in mixed martial arts history, has an opportunity to solidify his legacy as one of the pound-for-pound greats if he can overcome the challenge posed by Miocic.
UFC 295 is scheduled to be held at Madison Square Garden, coinciding with almost three decades since the inaugural UFC event in 1993. Leading up to the event, the promotion will celebrate its 30-year history, adding to the significance of the occasion.