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UFC 295: Jon Jones v Stipe Miocic cancelled due to injury

UFC overlord Dana White announced late Tuesday night a major shake-up to the top of UFC 295.

Jon Jones is out of his heavyweight title defence against Stipe Miocic after suffering an upper-body injury in training. 

Now, the light heavyweight title fight between Jiri Prochazka and Alex Pereira is bumped up to the main event. In the new co-main event, Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall fight for the interim heavyweight title.

Pavlovich and Aspinall are two of the most fearsome heavyweights in the division with 27 first-round finishes between them. Pavlovich, 31, comes into the fight on a 6-fight winning streak all via first-round knockout. His most recent trio of wins came against Derrick Lewis, Tai Tuivasa and Curtis Blaydes. 

Aspinall, on the other hand, is coming off a successful return from a major knee injury suffered in July 2022 as he finished Marcin Tybura in the first round at UFC Fight Night: Aspinall vs Tybura. 

Neither man has seen a third round in the octagon. Aspinall has gone to the second round once while Pavlovich hasn't even heard the horn at the end of the first frame. 

UFC 295: Prochazka vs Pereira takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 11 November.

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