UFC 285 is taking place in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas on March 4, 2023. The main event of this particular PPV is set to feature Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane for the vacant heavyweight title. The fight was made official after UFC President Dana White white revealed that Francis Ngannou was released from the company due to a contract dispute.
Although Francis vs Jones would have been an amazing fight for the fans to witness, Gane vs Jones is a worthy alternative. Jon is returning to the UFC after 3 years of hiatus. In the meantime, Jon spent his time bulking up and negotiating a big-money contract. He is now one of the highest-paid fighters in UFC history. But Jon Jones is not the only attraction on the card.
In the co-main event of the PPV, Valentina Shevchenko is set to fight Alexa Grasso and defend her flyweight title. Other than the two title fights, upcoming prospects Bo Nickal and Shavkat Rakhmonov is set to feature in prominent fights on the card as well. As a result, the event is one of the most-anticipated ones in recent memory, and let’s find out which songs the stars will use for their respective fights.
Which songs will Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane use for their UFC 285 walkout?
Jon Jones has been fighting in the UFC since August 2008. In his nearly 15-year career, Jon has headlined 15 PPVs in total and he has an average of selling over 500,000 PPVs every time he fights. Ahead of his 16th PPV main event, Jon has a very special song, “God’s Gift,” by Mike Dome. The track is so good that even Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has promised to add it to his playlist. However, Jon has hinted that he may use “The Champ is Here” by Jadakiss. He has used this song for a lot of big fights in his career.
As for Ciryl Gane, he chose to walk out to “Haine & Sex” by Gazo for his last bout against Tai Tuivasa at UFC Paris. However, Prior to that, Gane chose “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” by Tupac ft. Snoop Dogg as his UFC 270 walkout song. For his UFC 265 bout, Gane used “Still Tripping” by Mike Jones and it featured Slim Thug and Paul Wall.
Which songs will Valentina Shevchenko and Alexa Grasso use for their UFC 285 walkout?
UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is undoubtedly one of the best to fight in the promotion. She went up against Taila Santos at UFC 275 and beat Taila Santos in a close fight. Although her opponents change from one event to another, Shevchenko has not changed her walkout song over the years. She has used the traditional European dance anthem called “Lezginka.”
Alexa Grasso defeated Viviane Araujo via unanimous decision in her last fight at UFC Fight Night 212. For the fight, she used “Paper Planes” by M.I.A to be her walkout song. She has used the same song for both of her UFC on ESPN 33 fight against Joanne Wood and UFC 258 fight against Maycee Barber. She won both of those fights.
Which songs will Bo Nickal and Jamie Pickett use for their UFC 285 walkout?
Bo Nickal is an exciting talent who is about to make his UFC debut. Hence, there is no information on which song he may use for his first UFC fight against Jamie Pickett. Nickal has defeated Zachary Borrego and Donovan Beard in Dana White’s Contender Series.
But his opponent for UFC 285, Jamie Pickett is a UFC veteran. He used the song “Wolves” by Big Sean ft. Post Malone at UFC Fight Night Walker vs Hill against Jyle Daukaus. Prior to that, Jamie Pickett fought Joseph Holmes at UFC on ESPN: Kattar vs Chikadze. He used the same song for the Holmes fight as well.