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UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane – Fight Card, Start time & How to Watch



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Jon Jones returns at UFC 285. Photo: Thomas Shea – USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday March 4, UFC returns with a massive event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The card is headlined by a heavyweight championship bout where former two-time 205 champion Jon Jones and former interim champion Ciryl Gane will clash for the vacant title.

The fight will be Jones first-ever in heavyweight, and his first UFC appearance in three years, while Gane comes from a TKO win in September.

Valentina Shevchenko returns for eight title defense

In the co-main event, dominant flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will defend her strap for the eight time, as she faces Mexican challenger Alexa Grasso. Shevchenko won the vacant belt back in 2018 against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and is one of the most dominant champions in the UFC right now.

Grasso is undefeated with four straight wins since moving up to flyweight.

The UFC 285 main card also features undefeated welterweight Shavkat Rakhmonov who will take on Geoff Neal, as well as the promotional debut of hyped middleweight Bo Nickal who’s kicking off the main card action against Jamie Pickett.

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UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane – Fight Card

Main card

  • Heavyweight title bout: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane
  • Women’s flyweight title bout: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso
  • Welterweight bout: Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
  • Lightweight bout: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jalin Turner
  • Middleweight bout: Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett

Preliminary card

  • Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. Trevin Jones
  • Middleweight bout: Derek Brunson vs. Dricus du Plessis
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Viviane Araujo vs. Amanda Ribas
  • Middleweight bout: Julian Marquez vs. Marc-Andre Barriault

Early prelims

  • Welterweight bout: Ian Garry vs. Kenan Song
  • Bantamweight bout: Cameron Saaiman vs. Leomana Martinez
  • Women’s strawweight bout: Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci
  • Bantamweight bout: Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Farid Basharat
  • Lightweight bout: Esteban Ribovics vs. Loik Radzhabov

How to watch in Sweden and US

Sweden: Viaplay streams the main event starting at 04.00.

US: The prelims starts at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN+. The main card will be streamed on ESPN+ PPV, starting at 10 p.m. ET.

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