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Jon Jones entered the ring on Saturday at UFC 285 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It had been more than three years since his last performance.
Although there was much buildup, the much-anticipated return only extended until 2:04, when Jones won the UFC heavyweight championship against Ciryl Gane via a guillotine choke.
Jones tried to knock the opponent down and succeeded. Gane made a short effort to stand up, but Jones quickly dropped him and jumped into the mount. Jones immediately took hold of Gane's neck. After a few tweaks, there was a swift tap.
After the fight, Jones said: “One thing I know about the UFC is we give the fans what they want to see. Stipe Miocic, I hope you’re training, my guy. You’re the greatest heavyweight of all time. That’s what I want. I want you real bad.”
On the other hand, the UFC women's flyweight title fight between champion Valentina Shevchenko and No. 6-ranked Alexa Grasso lasted four rounds and featured some spectacular back-and-forth action.
Shevchenko's dominant defense came to an end when Grasso took advantage of a missed spinning back kick, forcing Shevchenko to tap out at 4:34.
Alexa Grasso became the first Mexican woman to win a UFC title. "I feel like I'm dreaming! I've been dreaming about this for so long. I knew she does spinning stuff so I trained that move every single day, harder than any time in my life. Thank you to everyone who helped me!"
While Shevchenko wasn't convinced, she felt she was still better than Alexa. She said: "A situation like that can change the whole game," Shevchenko said. "This is what happens."
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