Jon Jones is injured and off the UFC 295 card next month with an interim heavyweight title fight set for the show.
Dana White revealed that Jon Jones suffered a torn pectoral muscle during training and will require surgery.
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 fight with Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 on November 11 is off and in its place will be a fight for the interim heavyweight championship involving Sergei Pavlovich (18-1) and Tom Aspinall (13-3).
Pavlovich has won six consecutive fights in the UFC, which have all been by stoppage and last fought in April where he defeated Curtis Blaydes. Aspinall is 6-1 inside the UFC with his lone loss coming to Blaydes in July 2022 when Aspinall sustained a knee injury immediately after the fight began. Aspinall returned one year later and beat Marcin Tybura by TKO this past summer.
The fight between Jiří Procházka (29-3-1) and Alex Pereira (8-2) for the vacant light heavyweight title has been promoted to the main event slot of the card at Madison Square Garden.