There are some serious signs pointing to a UFC 285 main event featuring Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title.

With heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou‘s future with the UFC still uncertain, mounting pressure has been building to see what the promotion will do with the heavyweight title. Most recently, former interim champ Gane was seen calling for a fight with arguable light heavyweight GOAT Jones, leading to excited speculation among fans.

Where you at @JonnyBones?

I'm free this March, Vegas 📍 pic.twitter.com/vc5i0UC07f

— Ciryl Gane (@ciryl_gane) January 12, 2023

Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane Advertised In Las Vegas

There has been no official word yet, regarding the contract status of Ngannou, nor the return and heavyweight debut of Jon Jones, or a potential fight with Ciryl Gane. However, there is some serious buzz surrounding this fight, after a few photos surfaced that show what may have been some accidental advertising.

Two different pictures were seen on Twitter, showing the outside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both images show a billboard advertisement for UFC 285, with Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane listed as the main event, for the undisputed heavyweight title.

For what it's worth, two different photos of this UFC 285 billboard are circulating.

Jones vs. Gane for the heavyweight championship at UFC 285 would be incredible. pic.twitter.com/3aieyynDdk

— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) January 14, 2023

To be clear, there are several explanations for this, which may not necessarily mean that this fight is official, as it is not uncommon practice for multiple adverts for fights that are in the works to make for a smooth announcement if and when it does become official. So, it is reasonable to suggest that a mix-up of some kind happened, and this was displayed outside the arena by accident.

UPDATE: MMAFighting’s Steven Marrocco reports that this was indeed an accidental ad placement, which has since been resolved. He also reports that the Jones vs Gane fight is not a done deal.

I've been told the Gane vs. Jones T-Mobile graphic has been taken down, was a behind-the-scenes mistake. Fight not done deal.

— Steven Marrocco (@MMAFightingSM) January 14, 2023

Nevertheless, this has prompted understandable speculation among the MMA community, with people already flooding the internet with picks for how Jones vs Gane would go. It will be interesting to see what official announcements come for the tip of this fluid and interesting heavyweight division.

How do you see a potential matchup between Ciryl Gane and Jon Jones playing out?

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Francis Ngannou is the hardest-hitting athlete in UFC history, according to the mixed martial arts firm itself. The heavyweight champion retained his title Saturday while exhibiting skills secondary to his striking, such as a wrestling prowess that kept challenger Ciryl Gane at bay through the five-round fight.

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