Jon Jones will be making his highly anticipated UFC return against the heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou at UFC 285. ‘Bones’ will return to action for the first time in three years. However, fight fans believe that Jones will face a defeat at the hands of ‘The Predator’.
Jones will enter the fight as an underdog against Ngannou. This is the third time Jones will be the underdog in his career; the last two being his first two fights in the promotion. Jones is arguably the most dominant fighter in the history of the promotion.
However, he will be fighting against the current heavyweight champ, who also happens to be the hardest puncher. One fan thinks the power of Ngannou will be too much for Jones. He said: “He can’t handle Francis power, I’ll bet anyone here 500 he gets finished in 1.”
Another fan stated that Jones will have no chance against Ngannou. He commentated: “Easy win for Francis,” while another fight fan left a comment: “Jon’s going to sleep first round.”
One user left a comment: “i’ma say it again it ain’t 2011 Jon is going to lose.” Another fan left a big comment explaining why Jones will lose against Ngannou:
“Jon gets slept in this one. His striking defense sucks and he doesn’t know what to do other than posting off his opponent and hoping they don’t land. Francis has the length to catch Jones. And Jones hasn’t taken anyone down in years I don’t see him doing anything to Francis on the ground.”
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Some fight fans believe that a lot has changed since the last time Jones fought. This is also true as the newer generations of fighters have brutally finished off the veterans in almost all divisions.
When did Jon Jones last fight in UFC?
UFC legend Jon Jones last fought Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 back in February 2020. Jones struggled a lot against Reyes and even got caught by Reyes’ sharp counters. However, Jones managed to get win via a controversial split decision.
After beating Reyes, Jones gave up his light-heavyweight title and announced that he will move up a weight class and compete in the heavyweight division. However, a series of problems kept Jones out of action. ‘Bones’ had a contract issue with the promotion and has been in frequent legal issues.
Jones has bulked up now and is eager to make his highly anticipated comeback. He was previously set to return at UFC 282 in a potential bout against Stipe Miocic but it was later canceled. The heavyweight champ Ngannou was also a potential opponent for Jones’ heavyweight debut before.
Regardless, Jones will be facing the hardest opponent in his career in Ngannou, who viciously knockouts top contenders. Jones is hoping to make a successful comeback at UFC 285, which is due to take place in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.