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Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic set for UFC 295 at MSG

U.S. heavyweight champion Jon Jones will defend his title against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 on November 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York, UFC President Dana White announced on Friday.

White used this weekend's UFC Fight Week 2023 in Las Vegas to promote one of the most eagerly awaited fights of the year in a video posted to his Twitter account.

To market the bout as it should be, he refers to Jones as "the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time" and Miocic as "the greatest heavyweight of all time" in his message.

Jones captured the heavyweight title in his return to the octagon following a three-year layoff at UFC 285 in March, quickly submitting Ciryl Gane in the first round. “Bones” made the move up to heavyweight after an incredible run at light heavyweight, vacating the title in 2020.

Miocic makes his return to the octagon after what will be a near three-year layoff in his own right. In his most recent outing, the record holder for most divisional title defenses was knocked out by Francis Ngannou at UFC 260 in March 2021. Prior to that, Miocic defeated Daniel Cormier in two consecutive bouts to win their three-fight rivalry.


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