Jones crushes Gane to win UFC heavyweight crown

Mixed martial arts legend Jon Jones scored a stunning first-round victory over France's Ciryl Gane to claim the vacant UFC heavyweight crown on Saturday.

Jones, making his return to the Octagon after more than a three-year absence, forced Gane into a submission after just 2min 4sec of the opening round to seal the win.

US mixed martial arts fighter Jon Jones stands on a scale during the weigh-in before his UFC 285 heavyweight title bout against French mixed martial arts fighter Ciryl Gane at the MGM Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 3, 2023. (Photo: AP)