Results: Mateusz Gamrot defeats Jalin Turner via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27). Gamrot was a -215 favorite to win and a +240 to win by decision.
By split decision!!@Gamer_MMA takes a CLOSE one over Jalin Turner on the #UFC285 main card pic.twitter.com/8WzdfIuIo5— UFC (@ufc) March 5, 2023
UFC 285 is set to get going this weekend from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET. There is a five-bout main card highlighted by a heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Ciyrl Gane. Also notable on the main card is a lightweight fight between top-10 contenders Mateusz Gamrot, ranked seventh and Jalin Turner, ranked 10th.
Gamrot (21-2) is taking this fight on short notice, replacing the injured Dan Hooker. He has won four out of his past five fights but a decision loss to Beniel Dariush at UFC 280 in October de-railed his run toward a title shot. Turner (13-5) has won five straight — all by finishes. He earned a Performance of the Night bonus at UFC 276 in July with a submission win over Brad Riddell
How to watch Mateusz Gamrot and Jalin Turner
Date: Saturday, March 4
Fight time: Main card starts at 10 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN+ PPV
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 60% of handle, 60% of bets on Gamrot
This is a classic matchup of speed and striking against high-end grappling. Gamrot’s job is to get inside Turner's crazy length and reach to get him down and eliminate the distance. It’s harder said than done against Turner, who is confident in his jiu-jitsu and has won three of his past five fights by submission. If Gamrot can control action on the ground, he’s in a safe spot, but if Turner gets to him with strikes, Gamrot has a tendency to get desperate and wild. Turner is too good to get wild again. The first round will be Turner trying to force Gamrot out of his wrestling mindset and into a standup fight. If that happens, Turner will close the show in the second round.