UFC 285: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso Title Fight Added



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UFC 285: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso Title Fight Added

Valentina Shevchenko, the reigning women's flyweight champion, has not stepped into the octagon since June of last year. Recently, she publicly expressed her frustration with the lack of fighters willing to challenge her for her belt.

However, it seems that one fighter is ready to rise to the occasion and take on the formidable champion. Alexa Grasso, currently on a four-fight win streak, is set to face Shevchenko at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, reports MMAJunkie.

Grasso's last defeat was in 2019 against Carla Esparza, but since then she has scored victories over Kim, Barber, Wood and Araujo, earning her a deserved shot at the title. "I wanted to fight in December, but it’s my understanding that it was hard to find an opponent," Shevchenko said.

"I’m just here, training all the time, almost every day, waiting for the call. I’ve been ready since, I don’t know, since September? I want to fight frequently, but I realize this is a problem for the UFC to find opponents in order for me to fight frequently.

My understanding is that everyone would love to fight for a title, so what’s happening with you girls? Why so quiet?" Grasso's challenge to Shevchenko will be one of the many exciting matches on the UFC 285 card. The event, which is headlined by Jon Jones and Cyril Gane for the vacant heavyweight title, will also feature the debut of Bo Nickal and fights between Shavkat Rakhmonov and Geoff Neal, Derek Brunson and Dricus Du Plessis, and many more.

The full UFC 285 lineup includes:

  • -Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane – for vacant heavyweight title
  • -Champ Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso – for women’s flyweight title
  • -Viviane Araujo vs. Amanda Ribas
  • -Bo Nickal vs.

    Jamie Pickett

  • -Geoff Neal vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov
  • -Derek Brunson vs. Dricus Du Plessis
  • -Julio Arce vs. Cody Garbrandt
  • -Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Julian Marquez
  • -Kamuela Kirk vs. Esteban Ribovics
  • -Farid Basharat vs. Da’Mon Blackshear
  • -Jessica Penne vs.

    Tabatha Ricci

  • -Mario Bautista vs. Guido Cannetti
Fans can expect a night of non-stop action and excitement as the top fighters in the world come together for one of the biggest events of the year. Don't miss out on the chance to see Shevchenko defend her title against the rising star Grasso at UFC 285.