UFC 285, headlined by Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane, will air live on March 4 out of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can catch the early prelims and the prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. As for the main card, it will be available on ESPN and ESPN+PPV in the USA.
Fight fans in the UK can tune in for the fights on BT Sport. Similarly, fans from other countries across the globe can stream the event on DAZN, Sony LIV, UFC PPV on Fight Pass, and more.
For the third UFC PPV event of the year, we will be seeing two title fights. Notably, we will witness the GOAT Jon Jones making his return at heavyweight against Ciryl Gane for the vacant title. Then, in the co-main event, we will be seeing Valentina Shevchenko take on the #4 ranked UFC women’s flyweight contender Alexa Grasso.
Despite a few cancellations and injuries, we still have a fair idea of what the card will look like. As such the two title fights of the night, are not the only good fights going down on March 4. In the main card, we will also see Geoff Neal vs Shavkat Rakhmonov, Derek Brunson taking on Dricus Du Plessis, and the heavily touted prospect Bo Nickal will make his UFC debut against Jamie Pickett.
When is Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane?
With a whole host of exciting fights awaiting the fans, let’s take a look at when we can expect the fights to begin. Firstly, the early prelims of UFC 285 will begin on March 4, 6 PM ET in the US and 11 PM GMT in the UK. Following that, the preliminary card starts at 8 PM ET on March 4 in the US and 1 AM GMT on March 5 in the UK.
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Notably, the main card is expected to be underway by 10 PM ET on March 4 in the US, which translates to 3 AM GMT on March 5 in the UK. As for the main event, expect Jones and Ciryl Gane to make their ring walks around 12:15 AM ET in the US and 5:15 AM GMT in the UK. However, it is important to note that these timings are subject to change, depending on the duration of each bout.
UFC 285 full fight card
Previously, we took a look at all fights lined up for us on March 4. However, since then, there have been a few changes to the fight card. For one, lightweight Dan Hooker will not be fighting Jalin Turner due to an arm injury. However, it is understood that Jalin Turner will remain on the card and will have a new opponent soon.
Similarly, Cody Garbrandt will now take on Trevin Jones following an injury to his previous opponent, Julio Arce. As such, here is the new fight card for the night.
Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane – Heavyweight title fight
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso – Women’s flyweight title fight
Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
Bo Nickal vs. Jamie Pickett
Jalin Turner vs. TBA
Derek Brunson vs. Dricus Du Plessis
Cody Garbrandt vs. Trevin Jones
Viviane Araujo vs. Amanda Ribas
Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Julian Marquez
Jessica Penne vs. Tabatha Ricci
Farid Basharat vs. Da’Mon Blackshear
Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics
Ian Garry vs. Song Kenan
Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti
Mana Martinez vs. Cameron Saaiman
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