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UFC 285 Results – Jon Jones Becomes the GOAT

Jon Jones announced winner at UFC 285
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The UFC 285 results, Jones vs Gane, has reached its conclusion. The fight aired on pay-per-view on Saturday, March 4th 2023, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

UFC 285 Jones vs Gane Main Event

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The main event, Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane for the vacated heavyweight title. We were hoping to write a lot about this one but with the fight only lasting 2.5 minutes, we’ve found there’s little to write about.

Upon entering the octagon some question was brought up about Jon Jones tape on his foot/toe. After some officials convened, it was stated that he would have to modify the brace to only be on the toes. It was cut and that was that.

Jones opened up with some leg kicks and the only strike Gane landed, was a cup check that Jones took a moment to recover. They met back in the middle, where Jones took Gane to the ground with some slick wrestling. Then, moments later, he had Gane tapping from a guillotine choke in just over two and half minutes into the fight.

A legends status as the greatest fighter of all time may be solidified. Who will question him? A call out to fight Stipe Miocic was made by Jones and that appears to be targeted for international fight week this summer. The goat’s octagon interview is below.

Jon Jones dominated his opposition at UFC 285. Do people doubt his goat status?

UFC 285 co-main event Shevchenko vs Grasso

In the co-main event, Mexican fighter Alexa Grasso shocked the world! In a fight that was way more competitive then it appeared on paper. Alexa Grasso came out a woman on a mission. Setting up the fight with some excellent boxing in the first round. It wasn’t until the champion Valentina Shevchenko, was able to secure a takedown and nullify Grasso’s striking.

It seemed to be a great strategy for Shevchenko. She was able to dominate her opponent through round two and most of round three. That is, until the referee stood these fighters up, even interrupting Shevchenko as she was posturing up to pour even more shots on her opponent. The referee stood them up in the middle of the octagon. A moment later another scramble ensued and Grasso head kicked an obviously downed Shevchenko with a grossly illegal kick that the referee seemed oblivious about.

Alexa Grasso submitting Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285
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In the fourth round, Shevchenko threw a patented spinning back kick that Grasso deftly avoided and ended up behind the champion. She immediately took her back and sunk in a seriously tight rear naked choke. The champion’s reign was at an end. It was tap out or pass out, and Shevchenko took the former. Alexa Grasso is the new women’s flyweight champion.

With other fighters on the rise, like Erin Blanchfield, should these two meet again?

UFC 285 Results, Jones vs Gane

Main Card (On pay-per-view through ESPN+ at 9:00 PM CST)

Jon Jones (27-1-0), (-165) vs Ciryl Gane #1 (11-2-0), (+140) – heavyweight championship bout – Jones by 1st round submission (guillotine choke)

Valentina Shevchenko (23-4-0), (-720) vs Alexa Grasso #6 (16-3-0), (+520) – women’s flyweight championship bout – Grasso by round 4 submission (rear naked choke)

Geoff Neal #7 (15-5-0), (+390) vs Shavkat Rakhmonov #9 (17-0-0), (-490) – welterweight bout – Rakhmonov by 3rd round submission (Standing rear naked choke)(Great fight should possibly get fight of night)

Mateusz Gamrot #7 (22-2-0), (-225) vs Jalin Turner #10 (13-6-0), (+190) – lightweight bout – Gamrot by split decision

Bo Nickal (4-0-0), (-1500) vs Jamie Pickett (13-9-0), (+900) – middleweight bout – Nickal by 1st round submission – arm triangle (looked as lopsided as the odds.)

Prelims (Aired on ESPN+ at 7:00PM CST)

Cody Garbrandt (13-5-0), (-175) vs Trevin Jones (13-10-0), (+150) – bantamweight bout – Garbrandt by unanimous decision. (Cody with some funky footwork. lackluster fight overall. More questions about Garbrandt then answers after he looked shook in the third round by a punch or two.)

Derek Brunson #5 (23-9-0), (+195) vs Dricus Du Plessis #10 (19-2-0), (-230) – middleweight bout – Du Plessis by 2nd round TKO (great fight, Brunson corner throws the towel in with just a couple of seconds left. Du Plessis leg kicks and 2 punch combos set it up.)

Viviane Araujo #8 (11-5-0) vs Amanda Ribas #9 (12-3-0) – women’s flyweight bout – unanimous decision

Julian Marquez (9-4-0), (+130) vs Marc-Andre Barriault (15-6-0, 1NC), (-150) – middleweight bout – Barriault by 2nd round KO/TKO

Early Prelims (Aired on UFC Fight Pass at 5:15PM CST

Ian Machado Garry (11-0-0), (-165) vs Song Kenan (18-7-0), (+500) – welterweight bout – Garry by 3rd round KO/TKO

Mana Martinez (10-4-0), (+255) vs Cameron Saaiman (8-0-0), (-305) – bantamweight bout – Saaiman by split decision

Jessica Penne (14-8-0), (+250) vs Tabatha Ricci (8-1-0), (-300) – women’s strawweight bout -0 Ricci by 2nd round submission

Da’Mon Blackshear (12-5-1), (+360) vs Farid Basharat (10-0-0), (-450) – bantamweight bout – Basharat by unanimous decision

Esteban Ribovics (11-1-0), (+225) vs Loik Radzhabov (12-0-0), (-265) – lightweight bout – Radzhabov by unanimous decision

That wraps it up for the UFC 285 results, Jones vs Gane. If you enjoyed this article and want to see more of our UFC MMA action (and certainly you do), follow the link. Check back with us for the upcoming UFC Night where top 5 bantamweights, Yan and Dvalishvili. Undoubtedly, a good performance here could set the stage for a title fight against current champion Aljamain Sterling.

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