The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view with a championship doubleheader at UFC 285 on Saturday live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the main event, fans will be treated to the highly-anticipated return of former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones will be making his heavyweight debut against former UFC interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane. Jones (26-1, 1 NC) has not fought in three years, , while Gane (11-1) is looking to get back to title contention and build off of his knockout win over Tai Tuivasa in September 2022.
The co-main event is equally as deserving of buzz with flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko defending her 125-pound title against top contender Alexa Grasso. Shevchenko (23-3) will be making the 8th defense of her title, while Grasso (15-3) is looking to make it five wins in a row and become the latest Mexican UFC champion.
Ahead of this weekend’s pay-per-view the top fighters on the card took the stage in Las Vegas to answer questions from the media about their preparations and expectations for Saturday night’s fights.
Here are the highlights:
UFC 285 will get underway with the early prelims on ESPN+ beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET, before the action shifts to ESPN at 8:00 p.m. ET. The ESPN prelims will feature some high-profile matchups with Derek Brunson facing Dricus Du Plessis and former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt taking on Trevin Jones in the featured preliminary bout.
The pay-per-view then kicks off at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Additional information on UFC 285’s championship doubleheader live on pay-per-view can be seen below.
UFC 285: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN+
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