- Jon Jones is the former undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
- Jones is fresh off his UFC heavyweight title victory over Ciryl Gane in UFC 285.
- Jones was forced out of his heavyweight title defense against Stipe Miocic due to a shoulder injury.
Jon Jones is considered to be the greatest light heavyweight in UFC history due to the accomplishments and accolades he compiled throughout his run in the 205-pound division, including the record-setting 13 title defenses, which is the most in the history of the Las Vegas-based promotion. Because of this sustained dominance for almost a decade, Jones became a favorite in online sports betting.
THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME IS NOW THE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMP 🏆
— UFC (@ufc) March 5, 2023
Jones is fresh off his UFC Heavyweight Title triumph over Ciryl Gane in the main event of UFC 285, where he submitted the French MMA star in the first round to capture another belt. But the now-consensus MMA GOAT has set his sight on another opponent during his post-fight interview.
Who Is Jon Jones?
Jon Jones is the reigning UFC Heavyweight World Champion and is widely regarded as the “MMA GOAT” or greatest of all time because of his incredible professional resume. He has a professional record of 27 wins, including 17 finishes and a lone defeat, which was disqualification. He made his Octagon debut in 2008 and won the light heavyweight title when he was 23 – the record for the youngest UFC champion.
When Is Jon Jones’ Next Fight?
UFC President Dana White announced that Jones suffered a shoulder injury during training ahead of his first heavyweight title defense against former champion and No. 3-ranked heavyweight contender Stipe Miocic. The highly-anticipated title showdown was supposed to headline UFC 295 inside Madison Square Garden on Nov. 11, 2023. This fight is expected to be booked in late 2024 when Jones fully recovers from the injury.
BREAKING NEWS…………… Sergei Pavlovich vs Tom Aspinall for the Interim Heavyweight Championship. Main Event is Jiri Prochazka vs Alex Pereira. #UFC295 is LIVE at MSG on ESPN+ PPV pic.twitter.com/SaPAwpyHi2
— danawhite (@danawhite) October 25, 2023
The Las Vegas-based promotion has since replaced this fight with an interim heavyweight title fight between Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall.
MMA Record and Statistics
- MMA record: 27-1
- Wins by TKO/KO: 10
- Wins by submission: 7
- Wins by decision: 10
- Striking accuracy: 58%
- Significant strikes landed per minute: 4.30
- Significant strikes absorbed: 2.22
- Takedown average per 15 minutes: 1.85
- Submission average per 15 minutes: 0.44
- Takedown accuracy: 44%
- Significant strikes defense: 64%
- Takedown defense: 95%
- Knockdown average: 0.22
- Average fight time: 15:28
Jon Jones Light Heavyweight MMA Record
Jon Jones has a light heavyweight record of 20 wins, one loss, and one no-contest. Included in those victories were 10 finishes (combined of TKO/KOs and submissions) and 10 decision wins. Furthermore, Jones competed in 15 title bouts.
Jon Jones Heavyweight MMA Record
Jon Jones recently made his heavyweight debut when he fought top contender Ciryl Gane for the vacant UFC Heavyweight title. Jones finished Gane in the opening round by submission via Guillotine choke to capture the belt.
Jon Jones Notable Wins
Jon Jones’ legendary row of victories includes the names of Ryan Bader, Mauricio Rua, Quinton Jackson, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Alexander Gustafsson (twice), Glover Texeira, Daniel Cormier, Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes.
Jon Jones UFC Earnings
Jon Jones’ total UFC earnings are estimated to be over $7.3 million in all of his 22 bouts under the promotion. This figure covers all of his base pay, win bonuses, performance bonuses and pay-per-view shares. The only excluded amount in his UFC earnings is other sponsorships and endorsements outside of fighting.
Jones’ biggest single fight pay was when he fought Daniel Cormier in their title rematch for the main event of UFC 214 in July 2017, where he bagged $1.3 million.
Jon Jones Team and Corner
Jon Jones was a tenured member of the Jackson-Wink MMA in New Mexico, where he trained under coach and co-owner Mike Winkeljohn. However, after his arrest due to domestic violence in September 2021, “Bones” was banned from the gym by Winkeljohn himself.
This prompted Jones to look for another team and found a new home with Jackson’s MMA Acoma, which is also situated in New Mexico. Jones is now guided by its owner and head coach Nick Urso.