Tonight’s UFC 285 occasion is co-headlined by a girls’s flyweight title combat that includes Valentina Shevchenko taking over Alexa Grasso.
Shevchenko (23-3 MMA) will enter the competition seeking to earn her eighth-straight title protection and eleventh win in a row general. ‘The Bullet’ final competed in June of 2022 at UFC 275, the place she defeated Taila Santos by break up choice.
In the meantime, Alexa Grasso (15-3 MMA) is at present sporting a four-fight profitable streak, her most up-to-date being a call victory over Viviane Araújo in October of 2022. Previous to that, the Mexican standout was coming off a first-round submission victory over Joanne Wooden.
Spherical one of many UFC 285 co-main occasion begins and Valentina Shevchenko lands a low kick. Grasso fires again with a 1-2. She lands a low kick of her personal. ‘The Bullet’ with a spinning again fist after which a left to the physique. She simply misses with a spinning wheel kick try. Alexa Grasso with a low kick. Shevchenko solutions with one in every of her personal. mixture now from Valentina. Grasso counters with a left. She lands an enormous 1-2 mixture. Shevchenko with a pair of low kicks. Grasso with a proper up the center nevertheless it falls simply brief. Valentina with one other low kick. Alexa Grasson with a left after which a proper. Shevchenko solutions with an elbow. She leaps in with an excellent left after which a physique kick. Grasso with a pleasant mixture. She shoots in and scores a takedown. Valentina will get proper again up. One other takedown try. The horn sounds to finish spherical one.
Spherical two of the UFC 285 co-main occasion begins and Valentina Shevchenko instantly takes the combat to the ground. She’s working from full guard. Alexa Grasso is touchdown some brief punches from off her again. Valentina passes to half guard after which into aspect management. she works some brief punches after which seems to be to setup a crucifix. She will get it however Alexa rapidly escapes. Grasso scrambles and is ready to get again to her toes. She rapidly lands an excellent punch on the champion. Shevchenko working her jab. Grasso prices in with a mixture. One minute stays within the spherical. Grasso tries a spinning kick nevertheless it misses the mark. The women commerce punches. Valentina Shevchenko shoots in and will get one other takedown. She strikes to half guard. Alexa throwing photographs from off her again. The horn sounds to finish spherical two.
Spherical three of the UFC 285 co-headliner begins and Alexa Grasso comes out rapidly. She lands a physique kick after which a low kick. She is pressuring the champion early and sometimes right here. She connects with a left after which goes to the physique with a jab. Valentina Shevchenko lands a jab. The fighters commerce photographs within the pocket. Shevchenko partially connects with a excessive kick. Grasso appears to be okay. Valentina with a low kick. She shoots in and rating a well timed takedown. Half the spherical nonetheless to go. Shevchenko is in full guard however Grasso is the one throwing the higher quantity of strikes from the place. The referee steps in and tells the fighters to face again up. Shevchenko instantly dives on one other takedown. She will get it and instantly takes the again of the challenger. Alexa Frasso scrambles and locks up a guillotine. The horn sounds to finish spherical three.
Spherical 4 of the UFC 285 co-main occasion begins and the women rapidly interact in buying and selling leather-based. Shevchenko shoots for a takedown and this time Grasso stuffs it. Alexa is working her jab. Valentina responds with a physique kick. Good jabs from each girls now. Valentina Shevchenko seems to be for a takedown however it isn’t there. Two minutes stay. Grasso shoots in for a takedown. She doesn’t get it however pushes Valentina up in opposition to the cage. ‘The Bullet’ with some brief punches from off the cage. The fighters break. Shevchenko with a pair of excellent jabs. She lands one other after which a hook. Grasso solutions with a low kick. She jumps on Shevchenko and takes her again. She seems to be to lock in a rear-naked choke. She does. It’s over. NEW CHAMPION!
Official UFC 285 Consequence: Alexa Grasso def. Valentina Shevchenko by way of submission in Spherical 4
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