UFC 295 struck by another devastating injury bombshell as Jon Jones forced to withdraw.

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UFC 295 struck by another devastating injury bombshell as Jon Jones forced to withdraw.

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In a shocking turn of events, the UFC has been hit with another major injury setback, as Jon Jones has been forced to withdraw from his highly-anticipated heavyweight championship clash against Stipe Miocic due to a torn pectoral muscle.

UFC President Dana White delivered the disheartening news via his social media channels, expressing his disappointment.

“Once again, we find ourselves in this unfortunate situation,” White lamented. “Jon Jones sustained an injury during his training last night. He was engaged in a wrestling session when he tore the tendon that connects the pectoral muscle to the bone. This injury requires surgery and a recovery period of approximately eight months. As a result, he is unable to participate.”

With Jones out of the picture, the UFC has had to adjust its plans for UFC 295, which was scheduled for November 12. In a surprising twist, Jiri Prochazka’s bout against Alex Pereira for the light heavyweight title has been elevated to the main event. Furthermore, Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall, who were not initially slated to compete on the card, will now vie for the interim heavyweight title. The MMA world eagerly awaits how these unexpected changes will shape the landscape of the upcoming event.

Jon Jones is out of UFC 295 due to a torn pec. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

The streak of misfortune in UFC title fights continues with Jon Jones’ recent injury setback.

The string of bad luck began with Charles Oliveria’s withdrawal from his lightweight title bout against Islam Makhachev at UFC 294. This prompted Australian featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski to step in on just 11 days’ notice. Unfortunately, Volkanovski’s efforts did not yield the outcome he had hoped for, as Makhachev knocked him out in the first round.

In another unexpected turn of events, the co-main event of UFC 294 had to undergo a last-minute reshuffle when Paulo Costa had to withdraw from his fight against Khamzat Chimaev due to a serious staph infection. Former welterweight champion Kamaru Usman stepped up to the challenge on even shorter notice than Volkanovski. He put up a valiant effort against Chimaev, but in the end, it was Chimaev who emerged victorious on the judges’ scorecards.

Reference:

https://www.ntnews.com.au/sport/ufc/ufc-rocked-by-another-injury-bombshell-as-jon-jones-out-of-ufc-295/news-story/82b0bc8b9275094e83796588539d6e4f

https://www.foxsports.com.au/ufc/breaking-ufc-rocked-by-another-injury-bombshell-as-jon-jones-out-from-title-fight/news-story/f736f6ac29a4674140cc6a9983705153

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