Jon Jones Weight: How Much Does Jon Jones Weigh Ahead of His Bout With Ciryl Gane?

Jon Jones returns to the ring after three years to take on Ciryl Gane for a highly anticipated fight this Saturday night. Here's a closer look at Jones vs. Gane and what Jon Jones' weight is ahead of the bout.
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Jon Jones Weight: How Much Does Jon Jones Weigh Ahead of His Bout With Ciryl Gane?

Everyone, not just the world of fighting, has been patiently waiting for Jon Jones to return to the octagon. After three entire years, the former UFC light heavyweight champion is back! Jones and opponent Ciryl Gane will meet in the ring in Las Vegas, Nevada, for UFC 285.

Jones defended the light heavyweight championship title 13 times until he went on a three-year break from fighting. He's one of the most famous fighters out there, for good reason. Holding a 26-1-0 record, Jon has only lost once, and it was by disqualification. Watching Jones make his heavyweight debut will be thrilling, as he has only ever fought in the light heavyweight division. Gane has recently risen to the top of the heavyweight division. He has competed in nine UFC fights and is extremely quick on his feet for a heavyweight fighter.

Let's take a closer look at the main event of the evening, including a deeper dive into Jon Jones' height and weight.

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Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane Start Time, Where to Watch, Odds

  • When: Saturday, March 4, 2023, 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+

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Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane Tale of The Tape

NameNationalityAgeRecordKOSHeightReachStyleNicknameLast Opponent
Jon JonesAmerican3526-1-0106'484.5 inWrestlingBonesDominick Reyes
Ciryl GaneFrench3211-1-056'581 inStrikerBon GaminTai Tuivasa

Jon Jones Weight

"Bones" has competed in the light heavyweight division for his entire fighting career. However, the 35-year-old has had three years off, giving him the time to work on his build. After years of deep conditioning and training, Jones has been able to put on several pounds of muscle.

Everyone has been worrying about the jump from light heavyweight to heavyweight, but Jones is a one-of-a-kind fighter. He's expected to weigh in at 240 pounds by the time of the fight, according to his strength and conditioning coach Stan Efferding. After a strenuous three years of training, Jones will be back and better than ever.

Opponent Ciryl Gane has always competed in the heavyweight division. Even though he's a big-bodied fighter, he is incredibly light on his feet. This is what makes him sneaky good. The fighting world saw how talented he was on his feet when defeating Tai Tuivasa. Will Jones be able to dominate the same way he did at the light heavyweight level?

Jon Jones Height

The American fighter has one less inch on the Frenchman; however, he has 3.5 more inches when it comes to reach. This is a huge reason why Jones was so successful in the 205-pound division; he had a massive frame and could take advantage of his smaller opponents.

Gane will be Jones' biggest opponent yet. At 6'4, and 240 pounds, Jones is not used to fighting men his size. Francis Ngannou is Gane's lone loss in his career so far, and he did so by using a wrestling style. Jones also fights in a similar wrestling style to Ngannou.

Jones comes into the fight favored by sportsbooks with odds of (-165) (Bet $165 to collect $265 at DraftKings). The 35-year-old is a UFC legend and will forever be remembered as one of the greatest fighters ever. It's almost impossible to see how sportsbooks wouldn't favor him, even if it has been three years since he's fought. Gane is seen as the underdog with (+145) odds (Bet $100 to collect $245 at Caesars).

Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane Odds

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FighterOddsImplied Chance
Jon Jones-16562.3%
Ciryl Gane+14540.8%
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A Sports Writer and Editor for OddsChecker, Abby Moeckler has been covering professional sports since 2020. Abby is passionate about analyzing sports statistics, specifically for the NFL. When she’s not crafting stories and editing content, you can find her cheering on the Packers every Sunday.

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