JON JONES STEAMROLLS CIRYL GANE, ALEXA GRASSO CHOKES OUT VALENTINA SCHEVCHENKO AT UFC 285

JON JONES STEAMROLLS CIRYL GANE, ALEXA GRASSO CHOKES OUT VALENTINA SCHEVCHENKO AT UFC 285

Andrew PottruffAndrew Pottruff
March 16, 2023

Jon “Bones” Jones made it look easy – and Alexa Grasso shocked the world with a massive upset at UFC 285.

JON JONES STEAMROLLS CIRYL GANE, ALEXA GRASSO CHOKES OUT VALENTINA SCHEVCHENKO AT UFC 285 | Inside Fighting

JON JONES SUBMITS CIRYL GANE VIA GUILLOTINE CHOKE IN ROUND 1 AT UFC 285

The debate is finalized – Jon “Bones” Jones is the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. He cut through Ciryl Gane like he was buttering a baguette – choking out the French heavyweight in just over 2 minutes of the very first round.

After a brief feeling-out period on the feet, Jones quickly found a route to Gane’s hips, dragging him down to the Octagon cage. It was the beginning of the end for Gane, who promptly get choked out by a guillotine.

It was an incredible moment for MMA fans who have been waiting over a decade to see how “Bones” would fair in the heavyweight division. After a 3 year layoff and some lackluster performances in his last few fights at light heavyweight, some fans believed that Jones was past his prime. However, at UFC 285, he looked like the vintage Jonny “Bones” of old.

Almost as quickly as Jones became heavyweight champ, he’s lined himself up for a title defense. He called out heavyweight GOAT Stipe Miocic during his Octagon interview – with the expectation that the two will fight during International Fight Week in July.

ALEXA GRASSO SHOCKS THE WORLD, CHOKES OUT VALENTINA SCHEVCHENKO IN ROUND 4

Holly Holms vs. Ronda Rousey…Julianna PeΓ±a against Amanda Nunes…and now Alexa Grasso against Valentina Schevchenko. We have seen some MASSIVE upsets in championship fights in the UFC women’s divisions!

Alexa Grasso became the third Mexican UFC champion – in a span of only 3 months – despite being a heavy underdog coming into her bout against Schevchenko.

After tagging Valentina on the feet in round 1, Grasso got outplayed in the grappling department in the subsequent rounds – until she flipped the script in the 4th. She teleported to Schevchenko’s back and sunk in the rear-naked choke heard round the world.

It was an incredible performance for the Mexican flyweight – who joins Brandon Moreno and Yair Rodriguez as the UFC’s lineage of Mexican-born fighters. Amazingly, they’ve come in a bunch – Moreno reclaimed his flyweight title at UFC 283, Rodriguez became the interim featherweight champion at UFC 284, and now Grasso is a champion after UFC 285 – a 3 month span.

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