Jon Jones is back – and in the most spectacular fashion there is!
He submitted Ciryl Gane in the very first round, with a Guillotine Choke. And he made it look easy.
Jones put on the pressure from the get-go; and, the first time that Gane went for a strike, he took him down.
Gane worked his back to the fence, in an attempt to wall walk out of the situation. However, he left his head open – so Jones locked in a Guillotine Choke, getting the tap and the UFC 285 main event win.
Made it look so easy. I never thought he’d come back, but happy to see it. Adds excitement to the division with Francis gone. What a night! pic.twitter.com/OdXDUrqWhf
— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) March 5, 2023
THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME IS NOW THE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMP 🏆
JON JONES SUBMITS CIRYL GANE!! #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/JOiAnweVJ5
— UFC (@ufc) March 5, 2023
Jones had to make the transition to the heavyweight division after being a dominant light heavyweight fighter for a long time.
And even though it seemed like his transition was effortless because of his performance against Gane, the process itself was quite a challenging one:
At first, I thought it’d be really easy. I thought I could do it in a few months.
And as I got more into it, as I got more into the culture, I realized that if I wanted to do it right, I would have to really commit my life to it.
It would have to become something that I did almost every day.