Jones constrained his French rival to tap from a guillotine stifle in the initial round not long after taking the battle to the floor, fixing a determined triumph and underlining his status as perhaps of the best contender throughout the entire existence of the game.
A previous undisputed lord of the light heavyweight division, Jones made the move forward to heavyweight following three years out to take on a laid out heavyweight in Gane, who had proactively lost one world title session before.
The title, which was left empty after Francis Ngannou left the organization, implies that Jones turns out to be only the eighth individual in UFC history to bring home big showdowns at two unique loads.
Any semblance of Georges St-Pierre, Conor McGregor and BJ Penn have all dealt with the accomplishment before, while Randy Couture and Daniel Cormier are the main men to have recently won both the light heavyweight and heavyweight titles.
Jones has now brought home every one of the 16 of his championship battles in the UFC, while his by and large MMA record remains at 27 successes and only one loss – a disputable preclusion in 2009 – from 29 battles.
Currently viewed by a larger number of people as the best ever, Jones’ most recent success adds further weight to his case for that crown, and he burned through no time in focusing on his next rival, double cross previous heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who was ringside for the session.
“Stipe Miocic, I trust you’re preparing. You’re the best heavyweight ever and I need you. I need you genuine terrible,” Jones said after his success.
Somewhere else at UFC 285, Alexa Grasso pulled off a dazzling upset to gag out Valentina Shevchenko and bring home the flyweight championship, turning into Mexico’s most memorable female UFC champion.
Shevchenko is broadly viewed as the best flyweight in UFC history having not lost starting around 2017 and effectively protected her title multiple times since winning it in 2018.
Nonetheless, she was gotten out while endeavoring a turning back-kick in the fourth round as Grasso took her back and made her tap with a back exposed gag.
Shavkat Rakhmonov kept up with his ideal profession record by submitting Geoff Neal in their welterweight session, moving to 17-0, while Mateusz Gamrot beat Jalin Turner and Bo Nickal beat Jamie Pickett.