UFC 285 Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane: How to watch the livestream, main event start time

UFC 285 Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane: How to watch the livestream, main event start time

UFC 285 Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane: How to watch the livestream, main event start time

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Yes, you read correctly, Jon Jones is back. It’s been a long time since Jones last fought in the UFC. Three years to be precise.


Believe it or not, Jones hasn’t fought since February 2020, when he won a controversial decision over light heavyweight challenger Dominick Reyes – a fight many pundits believe he lost.

Jones’ last fight, however, is not a light heavyweight title fight. This heralds Jones’ long-discussed move to the heavyweight division. For the first time ever, Jones isn’t fighting at 205 pounds. He’s grown considerably bigger and is taking on the big boys of the UFC.

His heavyweight debut is a real doozy. The UFC originally wanted Jones to fight UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, but after a contract dispute Ngannou left the UFC, meaning Jones now faces Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight championship. the UFC.

How is this match going for Jones? It’s hard to call. Jones is currently the top favorite, but the odds are tight. We have no idea how Jones will view heavyweight. After a 3-year layoff, he grew considerably bigger in order to adapt to bigger man fights. Will it make him stronger? Probably. Will that slow him down? Probably too.

Gane is an extremely difficult opponent. A savvy kickboxer, Gane is a different kind of heavyweight striker. Instead of relying on punching power, Gane is a technical kicker with excellent footwork and octagon awareness. Without saying too much, Jones has struggled against technical forwards who can match his size. (See his first fight with Alexander Gustafsson and his recent fight with Reyes.) Don’t get me wrong, this is not a tune-up match. Jones faces arguably his toughest match possible in his heavyweight debut. For me, I can’t wait to see it.

But UFC 285 is a solid card from top to bottom. We have Valentina Shevchenko defending her UFC flyweight title against skilled boxer Alexa Grasso. High-profile middleweight prospect Bo Nickal is also on the undercard. Big names like Cody Garbrandt, Derek Brunson and Ian Garry are also competing on the night.

Here’s everything you need to know…

UFC 285 start time

The UFC 285 main card begins at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) on March 4. Here are all the details of several time zones.


  • The main card begins March 4 at 10 p.m. EST (7 p.m. PST).
  • Preliminaries begin March 4 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST).
  • Early prelims begin March 4 at 6:15 p.m. EST (3:15 p.m. PST).


  • The main card kicks off on March 5 at 3 a.m. GMT.
  • The prelims begin March 5 at 1 a.m. GMT.
  • The first preliminaries start on March 4 at 23:15 GMT.


  • The main card starts on March 5, 2 p.m. AEDT.
  • Preliminaries begin March 5, 12 p.m. AEDT.
  • The first preliminaries begin on March 5 at 10:15 a.m. AEDT.

Main event start time

It’s hard to say exactly when the main event will take place, but if you’re looking to only watch Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane, you should jump at 11:30 p.m. EST (8:30 p.m. PST) to make sure you don’t miss anything.

How to watch UFC 285

The UFC now has a partnership with ESPN. This is great news for the UFC and the expansion of the sport of MMA, but bad news for consumer choice. Especially if you are one of the UFC fans who want to watch UFC in the USA.

In the US, if you want to watch UFC 285, you’ll only find fight night on pay-per-view via ESPN Plus. The cost structure is a bit confusing, but here are the options for watching UFC on ESPN, according to ESPN’s site:

  • Existing ESPN Plus annual subscribers can order the next UFC card for $75.
  • New ESPN Plus subscribers can purchase a bundle of a UFC PPV event (streaming in HD) and an ESPN Plus annual recurring subscription for $100. It’s a good thing. The ESPN Plus Annual ESPN Subscription will automatically renew after one year, at the price of an ESPN Plus Annual Subscription at the time of auto-renewal.

You can do all of the above at the link below.

MMA fans in the UK can watch UFC 285 exclusively through BT Sport.

BT Sport has the rights to UFC pay-per-views in the UK.

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You can check out the PPV on Kayo in Australia.

Need more international viewing options? Try a VPN to change your IP address to access the US, UK or Australian options listed above. See the best VPNs recommended by CNET editors.

UFC 285 fight card

Main board

  • Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane
  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso
  • Shavkat Rakhmonov vs Geoff Neal
  • Matuesz Gamrot vs. Jalin Turner
  • Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett


  • Cody Garbrandt vs. Trevin Jones
  • Derek Brunson vs. Dricus du Plessis
  • Viviane Araujo vs Amanda Ribas
  • Julian Marquez vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

First preliminaries

  • Ian Garry vs Son Kenan
  • Mana Martinez vs. Cameron Saaiman
  • Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci
  • Da’mon Blackshear vs. Farid Basharat
  • Esteban Ribovics vs Loik Radzhabov


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