Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 285 (Shevchenko Dominates in Las Vegas)

Valentina Shevchenko vs Alexa Grasso Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for UFC 285 (Shevchenko Dominates in Las Vegas)


Shevchenko vs Grasso Fight Info, Date & Time

UFC 285 — Co-Main Event Flyweight Championship Bout
Valentina Shevchenko (23-3-0, 8 KOs) vs. Alexa Grasso (15-3-0, 4 KOs)
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Fight Time: This will be one of the final fights on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: ESPN, PPV

Shevchenko vs Grasso Odds & Prop Bets

All UFC 285 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Valentina Shevchenko: (-620)
- Alexa Grasso: (+460)

Method of Victory:
- Shevchenko by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Shevchenko by Points: (N/A)
- Shevchenko by Submission: (N/A)
- Grasso by KO/TKO: (N/A)
- Grasso by Points: (N/A)
- Grasso by Submission: (N/A)

Shevchenko vs Grasso Prediction

Valentina Shevchenko is set to defend her flyweight title against No. 5 ranked Alexa Grasso at UFC 285 on March 4. It's a battle between two fighters accustomed to winning. Shevchenko has emerged victorious in each of her last nine bouts, while Grasso has posted a 7-3-0 record in her UFC career.

It shouldn't be too surprising to see Shevchenko listed as a heavy favorite here. The 34-year-old has suffered one close call in her title defense fights since 2019, beating Taila Santos via split decision in June of 2022. Every other bout has ended in a knockout, submission or unanimous decision victory.

Grasso is no slouch, but the 29-year-old pales in comparison to Shevchenko in two important facets. Grasso absorbs 4.02 significant strikes per minute and logs 0.44 takedowns per 15 minutes. The champ absorbs only 1.90 significant strikes per minute and tallies 2.53 takedowns per 15 minutes.

I'll side with Valentina Shevchenko to emerge victorious.

Shevchenko vs Grasso Best Bet

Let me reiterate that Grasso has been impressive since moving up to the flyweight division, posting a 4-0-0 record and winning her first five-round main event at UFC Fight Night 212. She is deserving of a chance at the title. While that may be the case, she is far from a dangerous opponent for Shevchenko.

Shevchenko had earned three wins via stoppage prior to her win in June and has the skills to knock out her opponent with one brutal punch or make her tap with a nasty submission move. The "Bullet" has salivating at the thought og her next fight, too, so expect her motivation to be at an all-time high.

Bet: Valentina Shevchenko by KO/TKO (TBD)

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