Lionel Messi, Muhammad Ali, Tom Brady feature in UFC 285 Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane heavyweight title Countdown video

To promote the huge battle between Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane at the forthcoming UFC 285 event, the organization published a countdown video showcasing prominent sportsmen from around the globe, which included Lionel Messi along with many more legends.

The UFC heavyweight title has been vacated since Francis Zavier Ngannou’s departure, and in Las Vegas Jones and Gane will compete for the vacant title on March 4 at the T-Mobile Arena. Jones is getting ready to make his return with this battle against Gane, more than three years after his last UFC fight.

UFC fans are looking forward to the megafight between the heavyweights on Sunday. Yet, the event’s promotional video has already captured the attention of the sports world, as it features many renowned athletes such as boxing icon Muhammad Ali, now-retired NFL great Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, and Michael Jordan.

Since making the UFC debut in 2019, Gane has competed in nine fights, winning eight of them and only losing one against the former heavyweight champion Francis. The 32-year-old fighter now holds an 11-1 MMA record overall. 

Jon Jones (26-1-0 MMA ) in his initial UFC tenure, which lasted from 2008 to 2020, only lost one fight to Matt Hamill. The most title fight winner in the history of UFC is now ready to take back his crown defeating Bon Gamin in his upcoming fight. 

Aside from featuring great athletes, another reason why UFC fans are excited is because of the return of Joe Rogan as a commentator, which will be Joe’s first event of the year in the commentary box. The American UFC color commentator is well-known for his excellent combat sports commentary.

Bones has already planned for his next fight which is he hopes going to be against Stipe Miocic, a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and rival of former Heavyweight champ Francis.


Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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