Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane are now official for UFC 285.
The two will collide for the vacant heavyweight title on March 4 in Las Vegas.
UFC president Dana White announced the bout Saturday night after the fight night card in Las Vegas.
White, according to Mike Bohn, also confirmed that Francis Ngannou is now a free agent.
Dana White announces Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the vacant UFC heavyweight title at UFC 285 on March 4 in Las Vegas.
White says Francis Ngannou turned down a deal that “would’ve made him the highest paid heavyweight in the history of the company.” Now a free agent.
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohn) January 15, 2023
Jones announced his plans to leave the light heavyweight division and focus on becoming a heavyweight. He has posted several videos of himself working out and bulking up to take on the biggest fighters in the world.