In the main event of UFC 295, which is scheduled to take place on November 11 at Madison Square Garden, Jon Jones will defend his title against Stipe Miocic. The challenger's fight will be his first since Francis Ngannou brutally knocked him out in March 2021, costing him the belt.
If Miocic follows through on his promise on fight night in New York City, he'll enhance his reputation by becoming the first heavyweight champion in UFC history to secure three heavyweight championships.
Despite that loss and his following hiatus, Miocic promised in an interview that he will prove later this year that he 'deserves' the heavyweight title.
"November 11, I've been waiting for this day. It's the fight I want, it's the fight he wants, there's nothing better," Miocic said. "I'm ready. I'm really excited. I can't wait for November 11, I hope it gets here faster.
"I think that it's just the two styles (that makes the matchup) exciting. Styles make matchups, and I think we have two great styles to make electricity, a lot of fireworks. I think it's going to be an absolutely amazing fight," Miocic continued. "I'm gonna come out on top and show a lot of people that I deserve to be the heavyweight champ."