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Live updates, round-by-round scoring, winner for Valentina Shevchenko-Alexa Grasso at UFC 285

We break down pre-fight odds, provide round-by-round odds, and get you the eventual result for Valentina Shevchenko-Alexa Grasso at UFC 285.

UFC 285 Ceremonial Weigh-in

Results: Alexa Grasso upsets Valentina Shevchenko via fourth-round submission at the 4:34 mark. Grasso is now the new UFC women’s flyweight champion!

UFC 285 features a co-main event for the women’s flyweight title as Valentina Shevchenko defends her title against Alexa Grasso at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight will take place on the main card which will stream on ESPN+ PPV starting at 10 p.m. ET.

Shevchenko (23-3) sits atop of the women’s flyweight division, currently on a nine fight winning streak, including a split decision win over Taila Santos last June. Shevchenko has been a gatekeeper of the division, collecting wins over Lauren Murphy, Jessica Andrade, Katlyn Chookagian, and Jennifer Maia. She looks to keep things rolling in another title defense.

Grasso (15-3) gets her shot to take down the champion and comes into this fight on a four fight win-streak of her own. Her road to getting a title shot include a nice first round submission over Joanne Wood and an unanimous decision win against Viviane Araújo in 2022. Will she have enough to overthrow the reigning women’s flyweight champ?

Shevchenko is favored to win in this bout with -850 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Grasso comes in as a +600 underdog.

We’ll be providing live updates throughout the fight with round-by-round scoring until a winner is determined.

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso round-by-round results

Round 1: Grasso 10-9

Left body kick is good for Shevchenko, landing early. Grasso doing a good job of keeping her guard high and tight. Grasso not backing down, absorbing some hits. Nice patience and she looks up for the task. Huge combination from Grasso hurts the champ! Beautiful two piece combo lands on the chin of Shevchenko. Round progresses and the pace slows down. Impressive first round for the challenger.

Round 2: Shevchenko 10-9

Shevchenko comes out with an early takedown and shows off the wrestling skills of flyweight champ. Grasso doing a good job of deflecting and avoiding a major submission technique. Shevchenko aiming to get an arm bar, but Grasso sticking with it. Fans applaud as she manages to get back on her feet. Throws a left that nearly connects to Shevchenko. Ground control again for Shevchenko, but Grasso seems unfazed.

Round 3: Shevchenko 10-9

After a few faints, a big exchange near center ring. Shevchenko telegraphing her takedowns, but once again Grasso slips away. Shevchenko lands another good takedown this time near center ring. Ground control is the game for the champ, but not really throwing any punches instead trying to take energy away from the challenger. Shevchenko approaching five minutes of ground time and the ref calls for both to stand up. The champion lands another take down to end the round, Grasso has nine lives at this point, narrowly escaping the grappling scheme of Shevchenko each time.

Round 4: Grasso wins by submission

Grasso is prepared this time around for the early takedown, avoids it. Both fighters taking their time and pace has slowed down a bit. Outside of the ground control, Shevchenko has not been able to land quality strikes on her feet and is not throwing too many strikes. Fight is now on the cage, as Grasso surprisingly goes for a takedown. Straight jab from Shevchenko tags Grasso. Grasso faints and now has the champion down in rear naked choke! What a maneuver! 30 seconds remain in the round and Shevchenko’s face is as red as a tomato. She taps! This one is over, we have a new UFC women’s flyweight champion!

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