Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso🥊(UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane): Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 05/03/2023 | News & Preview

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UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane is scheduled to take place in Nevada on March 5 at the popular T-Mobile Arena. The main card will feature a curious battle between women flyweight reigning UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan who will defend her title against Mexico’s Alexa Grasso. Let me remind you that “Bullet” from Bishkek is number two in the pound-for-pound ranking among girls. She is second only to Amanda Nunez. The fight is planned for 04:00 UK time.
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Fight Result – Alexa Grasso to win

I think the odds here are 60-40 in Shevchenko’s favour. But it makes no sense to bet on her. Firstly, it’s obvious that she lacks motivation. She has held the title for a long time, she has been defending it for a long time, and she has few bright challengers. For Valentina now any fight is just another day at work. Secondly, she is already in her 35th year. That is not a critical age for some big-sized grapplers, but for a speedy puncher, it is quite tangible. 

Preliminary review and match prediction for Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso

Valentina Shevchenko:  Bullet

Valentina has held the UFC belt since December 2018. During his time with the promotion, she has managed to get past Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Holly Holm, Jessica Andrade, Lauren Murphy, Taila Santos, Jennifer Maia, Katlyn Chookagian, Liz Carmouche, Juliana Pena. The last time the Kyrgyz player lost was back in 2017.

She’s now 34 years old and there aren’t many MMA targets left. “Bullet” may want to bring the number of defences up to ten, or perhaps head to featherweight for a rematch with Nunez. Shevchenko has a broad skill set. In the stand-up, we haven’t seen anyone compete with Valentina in a long time, but in the clinch and wrestling, Santos and Maia have managed it. Grasso, thanks to her youth and power, may be able to oppose the champion.

Alexa Grasso: 

The Mexican is ranked fifth. But she was given a title fight for giving a good win streak. Over the past two years, Alexa has had wins over Ji Yeon Kim, Maycee Barber, Joanne Wood and Viviane Araujo. The last bout was a five-round contest for Grasso, which further prepared her to face off for the belt. I should also note that she beat Araujo on two cards 5-0. That’s a serious bid to at least give Shevchenko competition. The 29-year-old challenger last lost in 2019 to Carla Esparza, but it was a competitive and close fight.

Grasso is a boxer by her base. She has good twos, a good sense of distance, and good cardio. Alexa has only worked in the rack for most of her career, but now we are seeing transfers and even submissions from her. The Mexican also has a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Details and Statistics

Valentina Shevchenko: 

Age 34;

Height 1.65;

Weight 57;

Reach 1.69;

Stance – Southpaw;

Statistics – 23-3-0;

Wins – 8 Knockouts, 7 Submissions, 8 Decisions;

Losses – 1 Knockout, 0 Submissions, 2 Decisions.

Alexa Grasso:

Age – 29;

Height – 1.65;

Weight – 56.9;

Reach – 1.68;

Stance – Southpaw;

Statistics – 15-3-0;

Wins – 4 Knockouts, 1 Submission, 10 Decisions;

Losses – 0 Knockouts, 1 Submission, 2 Decisions.

Most popular FAQ for Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso

Where will this fixture be played?

The event will take place at T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, USA.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds for the UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane: Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso at 1xBet.

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