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UFC 285 Betting Preview For Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane

UFC 285 Ciryl Gane vs Jon Jones

UFC legend Jon Jones has not fought in the Octagon in over three years. This Saturday night, Jones tries to reestablish his legacy against Ciryl Gane, an opponent that outweighs him by 43 pounds.

The winner of Jones vs. Gane will become the new UFC Heavyweight Champion. The title was vacated on January 14, 2023, when current champion Francis Ngannou opted out of his UFC contract renewal

The main card of UFC 285 begins at 10:00 PM on March 4th, broadcasting live on pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The PPV can be purchased for $79.99 on ESPN+, an app that requires an additional subscription fee.

There is no fee to join the legal UFC betting sites that we recommend, and they’ve posted MMA odds for this Saturday’s entire card.

Although Jon Jones is facing some disadvantages for this weekend’s bout, he is a slim favorite over Gane to recapture the Heavyweight strap. Here is the tale of the tape comparing these two combatants.

UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane Tale Of The Tape

  Jon Jones Ciryl Gane
Record 26-1-0 8-1-0
Height 6’4” 6’4”
Weight 204 Lbs. 247 Lbs.
Age 35 32
Reach 84.5” 81”
Leg Reach 45” 42”
Knockouts 10 5
Submissions 6 3
Odds To Win (Bovada) -165 +135


Jones’ -165 moneyline implies a 62% likelihood of winning. While “Bones” is not an overwhelming favorite, a wager of $1.65 is required to net a dollar on a Jones victory.

Ciryl Gane, a former professional Muy Thai fighter, has quickly accumulated an 8-1 record in Ultimate Fighting Championship. His only loss in the Octagon is against then-champion Francis Ngannou.

Despite Jones offering up significantly less striking power due to his weight, he does have a solid reach advantage for punches and kicks.

UFC 285 prop bets have been created that predict how the fight will end. Legal online sports betting sites are leaning toward the winner being declared via a judge’s decision after all five rounds are concluded.

Will The Fight Go The Distance?

  • Yes -140
  • No EVEN

Boxing sportsbooks often feature round betting as a part of their offerings, and the same is true for UFC fights. Because there are fewer rounds than in boxing, the lines are less dynamic.

The following UFC 285 round betting prop favors Jones getting the victory in the final two rounds.

Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane Round Betting

  • Jon Jones To Win In Round 4-5 or On Points +120
  • Ciryl Gane To Win In Round 4-5 or On Points +185
  • Jon Jones To Win In Round 1-3 +325
  • Ciryl Gane To Win In Round 1-3 +500

There are also numerous lines that get more specific in regard to the round and how the win is secured. One thing readers can bet on for sure is there will be a big-money rematch no matter which mixed-martial artist wins.

UFC 285 Betting Odds: Bovada.LV, BetUS

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