Welcome to news.com.au’s live coverage of UFC 295 from New York City.
The card was thrown into chaos when heavyweight champion Jon Jones was forced to withdraw from his title fight against Stipe Miocic after tearing his pectoral muscle last month.
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The UFC was forced to shuffle the card around with the interim heavyweight belt going up for grabs in the co-main event between Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall.
Bumped up to the main event fight is former light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka taking on former middleweight champion Alex Pereira.
The bout is for the belt after champion Jamahal Hill vacated the title after rupturing his achilles tendon in July.
Don’t miss a second of the key moments right here.
1pm – Star’s wild post-fight drug admission
UFC fighter Jared Gordon delivered a stunning display during the early prelim fights at Madison Square Garden.
Gordon captured a TKO victory against Mark Madsen after referee Mark Goddard was forced to step in.
But it was during his post-fight interview when he opened up and made a raw admission regarding his drug addiction struggles.
“I grew up in this city, New York, you made me,” he said. “My grandfather fought in this stadium four times.
“I used shoot heroin in Penn Station underneath this building. Now I’m fighting in it and knocking guys out.
“You can do anything if you put your mind to it and faith a little faith in God.”
12pm – UFC 295 card and results
Main Card (2pm AEDT, PPV)
Jiří Procházka vs. Alex Pereira for the UFC light heavyweight title
Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall for the UFC interim heavyweight title
Mackenzie Dern vs. Jéssica Andrade
Matt Frevola vs. Benoît Saint-Denis
Diego Lopes vs. Pat Sabatini
Preliminary card (12pm AEDT on ESPN)
Stephen Erceg vs. Alessandro Costa
Tabatha Ricci vs. Loopy Godinez
Mateusz Rebecki def. Roosevelt Roberts via submission (armbar) (R1, 3:08)
Viacheslav Borshchev vs. Nazim Sadykhov is majority draw (29-28, 28-28 x2)
Jared Gordon def. Mark Madsen via first-round TKO (4:42) | Watch finish
John Castaneda def. Kyung Ho Kang via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Joshua Van def. Kevin Borjas via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Jamall Emmers def. Dennis Buzukja via first-round TKO (0:49)
Originally published as UFC 295 live updates: Jared Gordon’s post-fight drug admission