UFC 285 Recap: Two New Champions Crowned
UFC 285 featured some of the most exciting fights in recent memory, with two new champions emerging from the event. Alexa Grasso shocked the world by defeating Valentina Shevchenko in the fourth round to become the new women’s flyweight champion. Grasso is the only fighter in the division to defeat Shevchenko and the only one to ever finish her as well.
In the main event, Jon Jones made his highly anticipated return to the octagon, taking on former interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane. Despite concerns about his abilities after a three-year layoff and moving up a weight class, Jones put on a dominant performance, overwhelming Gane with his pressure and securing a first-round guillotine choke.
With this victory, Jones is now a two-division champion and will be taking on former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at International Fight Week in July.
Full Results of UFC 285
The event featured a total of 14 fights, with eight finishes among them. Notable victories included Bo Nickal’s submission win over Jamie Pickett, Shavkat Rakhmonov’s submission victory over Geoff Neal, and Dricus Du Plessis’ TKO victory against top-five middleweight Derek Brunson. Here are all the results from UFC 285:
- Jon Jones def. Ciryl Gane via Guillotine Choke (2:04 Round 1)
- Alexa Grasso def. Valentina Shevchenko via Rear-Naked Choke (4:34 Round 4)
- Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Geoff Neal via Standing Rear-Naked Choke (4:17 Round 3)
- Mateusz Gamrot def. Jalin Turner via Split Decision
- Bo Nickal def. Jamie Pickett via Arm-Triangle Choke (2:54 Round 1)
- Cody Garbrandt def. Trevin Jones via Unanimous Decision
- Dricus Du Plessis def. Derek Brunson via Corner Stoppage (5:00 Round 2)
- Amanda Ribas def. Viviane Araujo via Unanimous Decision
- Marc-Andre Barriault def. Julian Marquez via KO/TKO (4:12 Round 2)
- Ian Machado Garry def. Kenan Song via KO/TKO (4:22 Round 3)
- Cameron Saaiman def. Mana Martinez via Majority Decision
- Tabatha Ricci def. Jessica Penna via Armbar (2:14 Round 2)
- Farid Basharat def. Da’Mon Blackshear via Unanimous Decision
- Loik Radzhabov def. Esteban Ribovics via Unanimous Decision