UFC 285 face offs: Watch Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane take part in tense staredown for first time ahead of title fight

JON JONES and Ciryl Gane went face-to-face for the first time ahead of their mouthwatering heavyweight showdown.

The duo will throw down for the vacant UFC heavyweight title on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 285 in Las Vegas.

JBJ pushed the belt away to get closer to Gane #UFC285 pic.twitter.com/8F3ksgiR2v

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UFCJon Jones and Ciryl Gane will collide in the main event of UFC 285[/caption]

GettyThe pair faced off for the first time at URC 285 press conference on Thursday[/caption]

MMA fans have been champing at the bit to see them go at it after it was confirmed Jones would move up in weight to challenge the former interim champion.

The pair got the opportunity to size one another up during a pre-fight press conference at the KA Theater at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday night.

They traded verbal jabs much to the delight of the rabid fans in attendance.

And they got up close and personal a few moments after the conclusion of the presser.

A fired up Jones strode confidently towards Gane before UFC president Dana White separated them and placed the vacant title between them.

But Jones pushed away the strap in order to get close to Gane and stare him dead in the face.

UFC 285 Full Card

Main card

Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane – heavyweight title fightValentina Shevchenko (c) vs Alexa Grasso – women’s flyweight title fightGeoff Neal vs Shavkat RakhmonovJalin Turner vs Mateusz GamrotBo Nickal vs Jamie Pickett


Derek Brunson vs Dricus du PlessisIan Garry vs Son KenanViviane Araujo vs Amanda RibasJulian Marquez vs Marc-Andre BarriaultJessica Penne vs Tabatha RicciDa’Mon Blackshear vs Farid BasharatKamuela Kirk vs Esteban Ribovics