A brand new heavyweight champion might be topped at UFC 285 on March 4. On one facet, you may have former interim UFC heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane. The opposite facet of the cage options former UFC mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Jones, 35, took three years off from MMA to organize his physique for all times at heavyweight. “Bones” is an entire fighter, with ten wins through knockout and 6 submission wins. Not struggling a loss since 2009, the one blemish on his profession contains DQ losses and no-contests because of failed drug assessments.
Gane was an completed Muay Thai fighter earlier than turning professional in MMA. The 32-year-old joined the UFC in 2019 and is 8-1 with the promotion. He has 5 wins through knockout and has solely gone the space 3 times (going 2-1 in these fights).
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Recognized for being an clever fighter inside the cage, Gane can manipulate his environment and power his opponents to tire out. Jones doesn’t see Gane’s recreation plan as an edge and as an alternative sees holes in his recreation.
“I respect Ciryl Gane, I actually do, however I research movie always, and I simply see lots of patterns,” Jones acknowledged through MMA Junkie. “When he’s in a single stance, there’s issues he actually likes to do. He goes to the identical effectively so much. When he’s within the reverse stance, he has his tendencies. Outdoors of that, I spotted that he doesn’t have a lot wrestling. He depends on evasion, making an attempt to get away. He depends on jiu-jitsu as an alternative of strong takedown protection, and similar with the bottom recreation. I watched Francis Ngannou be capable of rack up perhaps 5, six minutes of prime time in that struggle, and Francis isn’t a man that’s recognized to regulate folks on the highest.
“He does have the hanging down. I don’t suppose defensively he’s a really robust kickboxer. He has a very nice offense. Like I mentioned, his protection is principally in his footwork, and two different huge holes are jiu-jitsu and wrestling.”
The co-main occasion will see Valentina Shevchenko defend the UFC flyweight title towards Alexa Grasso. Shevchenko is on an eight-fight win streak and has held the flyweight title since 2019. Grasso is on a four-fight win streak and appears to be the one to resolve the Shevchenko downside.
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UFC 285: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane outcomes, highlights
9:35 p.m.: Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt makes an attempt to shake off a tough few years and get again into title rivalry when he faces Trevin Jones. Since beating Dominick Cruz to grow to be the champion again in 2016, Garbrandt has gone 1-5 and has been stopped 4 instances. If he cannot get the job completed right here, it could be time to name it a profession.
9:30 p.m.: Dricus du Plessis has introduced his arrival to the higher crust of the middleweight division with a 2nd spherical stoppage over Derek Brunson. Brunson appeared to start out off quick and rattle du Plessis with arduous proper arms within the first however the second spherical noticed him sapped of all of his power and the South African took benefit. Brunson primarily collapsed from a mix of exhaustion and punishment and his nook wasn’t serious about sending him out for the third spherical and referred to as it. Nice struggle.
9:10 p.m.: Two fights down within the prelims as Marc-Andre Barriault fed Julian Marquez an alarming quantity of defenseless strikes to earn a 2nd spherical TKO whereas Amanda Ribas overcame a tricky first-round to win a call over Viviane Araujo. Up subsequent is likely one of the highlights of the night time as Derek Brunson appears to finish the run of Dricus du Plessis
8:20 p.m.: We’re reside from T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas for the late prelims. Julian Marquez and Marc-Andre Barriault are at the moment duking it out in middleweight motion. Maybe extra attention-grabbing is that they’re filming scenes for the upcoming remake of “Street Home” starring Conor McGregor and Jake Gyllenhaal. Sure, “Street Home” is now an MMA film.
When is UFC 285: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane?
- Date: Saturday, March 4 | Sunday, March 5
- FIGHT PASS Prelims: 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. ET GMT | 10 a.m. AEDT
- Prelims: Eight p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT
- Foremost card: 10 p.m. ET | three a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT
- Foremost occasion: 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT (approx.)
UFC 285 takes place on March 4.
The early prelims begin at 6 p.m. ET | 11 p.m. ET GMT | 10 a.m. AEDT, adopted by the prelims at Eight p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. The UFC 285 most important card will start at 10 p.m. ET | three a.m. GMT | 2 p.m. AEDT.
Jones and Gane ought to make their method to the octagon round 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. GMT | 4:15 p.m. AEDT, relying on how lengthy the undercard fights final.
The best way to watch UFC 285: Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane?
|Nation||Date||Channel + Dwell Stream (most important card)|
|United States||Sat. March 4||ESPN+, ESPN PPV|
|Canada||Sat. March 4||BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, UFC PPV on UFC Struggle Go|
|United Kingdom||Solar. March 5||BT Sport|
|Australia||Solar. March 5||Foremost Occasion, Kayo Sports activities, Fetch TV, UFC PPV on UFC Struggle Go|
The primary card for UFC 285 is on the market within the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view value. Earlier fights are viewable reside on ESPN+.
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In Canada, the principle card pay-per-view is on the market on BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink, and UFC PPV on UFC Struggle Go.
In the UK, the principle card might be obtainable on BT Sport, with the prelims on UFC Struggle Go.
In Australia, the principle card might be on Foremost Occasion, Kayo Sports activities, Fetch TV, and UFC PPV on UFC Struggle Go.
Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane PPV worth: How a lot does UFC 285 value?
- $79.99 (present ESPN+ subscribers)
- $124.98 (new subscribers)
Within the U.S., the UFC 285 most important card is on the market through pay-per-view on ESPN+, which additionally requires a subscription. The PPV worth for UFC 285 is $79.99 for present subscribers. New subscribers pays a bundle worth of $124.98 for the UFC 285 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which provides financial savings of greater than 30 p.c.
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|ESPN+ Month-to-month Subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$99.99/12 months|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Advert-Supported||$12.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Adverts||$19.99/month|
|UFC PPV Standalone||$79.99 every|
|UFC PPV Package deal (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual)||$124.98, then $99.99/12 months|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||
$79.99, then $12.99/month
UFC 285 outcomes
- Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the UFC heavyweight title
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Alexa Grasso for the UFC flyweight title
- Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov; Welterweights
- Jalin Turner vs. Mateusz Gamrot; Lightweights
- Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett; Middleweights
- Cody Garbrandt vs. Trevin Jones; Bantamweights
- Dricus du Plessis def. Derek Brunson through 2nd spherical TKO (nook stoppage) (4:59)
- Amanda Ribas def. Viviane Araujo through unanimous determination (29-27, 30-26 & 30-27)
- Marc-Andre Barriault def. Julian Marquez through 2nd spherical TKO (punches) (4:12)
FIGHT Go Prelims
- Ian Garry def. Music Kenan through third spherical TKO (punches) (4:22)
- Tabatha Ricci def. Jessica Penne through 2nd spherical submission (armbar) (2:14)
- Cameron Saaiman def. Leomana Martinez through majority determination (29-26, 28-27 & 28-28)
- Farid Basharat def. Da’Mon Blackshear through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28)
- Loik Radzhabov def. Esteban Ribovics through unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28 & 29-28)
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