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UFC 285 preview with Adam Catterall

After three long years outside of the Octagon, Jon Jones finally returns at UFC 285.

There's a legitimate claim that Jones (10/17) is the best mixed martial artist to have ever lived. 

He cleared out a strong light heavyweight division starting all the way back in 2011, and has never lost a fight since. His only 'defeat' as a professional in 28 fights was via a controversial DQ.

But after an equally as controversial decision win over Dominick Reyes, in which the consensus was that Reyes won each of the first three rounds, Jones took an extended hiatus from the sport, signalling his intention to fight at heavyweight.

While a bout with Francis Ngannou never materialised with Ngannou eventually vacating the title, leaving the UFC, a fight with former challenger Ciryl Gane was made.

The question when a fighter moves up a weight is how they'll handle the transition...

Will their cardio suffer? Is their power significantly enhanced? We'll have to wait until Saturday night to find out, but in Ciryl Gane (7/5), Jones is taking on someone who's 6ft 5in yet moves like a middleweight. His performance against Ngannou felt like an anomaly, and perhaps the title fight was slightly too soon for him, but as we saw against Tai Tuivasa, his striking is more than a match for anyone.

Jon Jones v Ciryl Gane: All you need to know


The most decorated light heavyweight champion in UFC history, Jon Jones, is set to return to action to take on Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight title on 4th March at UFC 285.

Here's everything you need to know about the hotly-anticipated showdown.

The co-main event will see Valentina Shevchenko (1/7) take on 9/2 shot Alexa Grasso for the UFC women's flyweight title.

Amanda Nunes managed five consecutive title defences; Ronda Rousey managed six consecutive title defences; Shevchenko is on seven and counting. 

At this point it's hard to see Bullet ever being beaten at flyweight, but can Adam Catterall make a case for Grasso? 

Watch his full rundown of the UFC 285 main card to find out.

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