Pros react after Alexa Grasso stops Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285

By Chris Taylor - March 4, 2023

Tonight’s UFC 285 event was co-headlined by a women’s flyweight title fight featuring Valentina Shevchenko taking on Alexa Grasso.

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Shevchenko (23-4 MMA) had entered the contest looking to earn her eighth-straight title defense and eleventh win in a row overall. ‘The Bullet’ had last competed at UFC 275 in June of 2022, where she defeated Taila Santos by split decision.

Meanwhile, Alexa Grasso (16-3 MMA) entered UFC 285 sporting a four-fight winning streak, her most recent being a decision victory over Viviane Araújo in October of 2022. Prior to that, the Mexican standout was coming off a first-round submission victory over Joanne Wood.

Tonight’s UFC 285 co-main event resulted in a shocking upset. The first three rounds of the fight were very close, with Shevchenko getting the fight to floor but Grasso seemingly getting the better of the standup. In round 4, Grasso was able to take the back of ‘The Bullet’ and locked up a fight-ending rear-naked choke.

Official UFC 285 Result: Alexa Grasso def. Valentina Shevchenko via submission

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Shevchenko vs. Grasso’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Alexa Grasso defeating Valentina Shevchenko in tonight’s UFC 285 co-main event:

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