UFC 285 ticket prices for Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane in Las Vegas soar over $5K dollars

A lot can happen in three years, the last time Jon Jones fought. The entire UFC landscape has changed since 2020, along with the rest of the world. Following a long hiatus from the octagon, Jones is back on March 4.

“Bones” will face Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 285. The fight takes place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Jones and Gane compete for the vacant belt after champion Francis Ngannou and the UFC parted ways following contract disputes.

At one point, Jones and Ngannou were on a collision course to face one another. Negotiations with UFC president Dana White went south, as money was a main factor. Ngannou, who beat Gane in January 2022, decided to test free agency.

Jones last fought in February 2020, beating Dominick Reyes via unanimous decision. His toughest fights recently were against Reyes and Thiago Santos in 2019. Santos has 15 wins via knockout. During the fight against Jones, he competed with a torn left ACL, PCL, MCL, and meniscus, among other injuries. It was a true test for Jones, who believes Santos has better skills than Gane, a solid Muay Thai fighter.

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“Man I just finished watching my Thiago Santos fight again,” Jones said on Twitter. “I think it’s crazy that you guys consider Gane the most technical kickboxer I’ve ever faced. Everything Thiago did have bad intentions on it. Dude had lightning speed, power, explosiveness. Crazy versatility. Ganes last three opponents had terrible defense. Those guys couldn’t stop a kick if their life depended on it. He’s fought flat footed boxers his last three fights.”

Gane, a former TKO heavyweight champion, has won five fights via knockout. He is known to be a patient fighter and can use the octagon size to tire out his opponents. After losing to Ngannou at UFC 270, he rebounded with a knockout win against Tai Tuivasa in September.

Meanwhile, Valentina Shevchenko defends the UFC flyweight title against Alexa Grasso in the co-main event. Shevchenko is looking for her tenth win in a row since 2017, and the eighth successful defense of the flyweight title. Grasso has won four in a row, and will attempt to be the one to finally take down the mighty Shevchenko. 

How much will you have to pay to watch UFC 285? The Sporting News looks into the ticket prices of the vacant UFC heavyweight title fight and the entire main card.

Where is UFC 285? 

UFC 285 takes place inside Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The arena can hold up to 20,000 people. 

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How much are tickets for UFC 285: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane?

Tickets for UFC 285 start at $399, per TicketSmarter

Prices then range from $400, $500, $600, $700, $800, $900, $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, $4,000, $5,000, and $6,729. 

When is UFC 285: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane?

  • Date: Saturday, March 4 | Sunday, March 5
  • FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. ET GMT | 10 a.m. AEDT
  • Prelims: 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT 
  • Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT (approx.)

UFC 285 takes place on March 4. 

The early prelims start at 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. ET GMT | 10 a.m. AEDT, followed by the prelims at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. The UFC 285 main card will begin at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT. 

Jones and Gane should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch UFC 285: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane?

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. Dec. 10 ESPN+, ESPN PPV
Canada Sat. Dec. 10 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass
United Kingdom Sun. Dec. 11 BT Sport
Australia Sun. Dec. 11 Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 285 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+. 

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In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport, with the prelims on UFC Fight Pass. 

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane PPV price: How much does UFC 285 cost? 

  • $79.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $124.98 (new subscribers)

In the U.S., the UFC 285 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 285 is $79.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $124.98 for the UFC 285 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers savings of more than 30 percent.

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Product Prices
ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $79.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $124.98, then $99.99/year
UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle

$79.99, then $12.99/month

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

UFC 285 fight card

Main card

  • Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight title
  • Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Alexa Grasso for the UFC flyweight title
  • Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov; Welterweights 
  • Jalin Turner vs. Mateusz Gamrot; Lightweights
  • Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett; Middleweights 


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

FIGHT Pass Prelims

  • Ian Garry vs. Song Kenan; Welterweights 
  • Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci; Strawweights
  • Cameron Saaiman vs. Leomana Martinez; Bantamweights
  • Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Farid Basharat Bantamweights
  • Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics; Lightweights

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