UFC 285: UK start time, how to watch, full card

At UFC 285, Jon Jones meets Ciryl Gane for the heavyweight title, and we’re telling you how to watch every second of the action.

While his antics outside of the cage have painted him in a bad light ‘Bones’ is still the most talented fighter to ever set foot in the cage. With laser-like strikes, terrifying strength and unrivalled creativity, the 35-year-old has already carved an incredible legacy, and this weekend, he looks to put the cherry on top of the cake.

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Granted, Jones has failed drug tests on several occasions, putting some of his better performances in question. However, at his sparkling best, there’s no fighter quite like him. And after several years out of action, he returns for his shot at the biggest prize in sport.

However, it’s not against the man we’d have liked. Fans have longed for the most controversial character in combat sports to go toe-to-toe with power puncher Francis Ngannou. But with the Cameroonian unable to agree terms with Dana White, he’s left the promotion, leaving Jones to take on Gane.

Sadly, this match-up doesn’t quite have the same spice. But with a plethora of tools in his arsenal, we can’t look past the Frenchman. So with that said, here’s how you can enjoy every last second of Saturday night’s entertainment.

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UFC 285: UK start time

As per usual, British fans will have to set their alarms bright and early. The prelims start at 1 AM on Sunday morning, before the main card commences at 3 AM. MMA enthusiasts can expect the two main event fighters to make their walks to the cage at approximately 5 AM.

How to watch UFC 285

The bill will air in its entirety on BT Sport in the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and website also streaming the card.

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UFC 285: Full card

Jon Jones vs Ciryl Gane (vacant heavyweight title)

Valentina Shevchenko (C) vs Alexa Grasso (women’s flyweight title)

Geoff Neal vs Shavkat Rakhmonov (welterweight)

Mateusz Gamrot vs Jalin Turner (lightweight)

Bo Nickal vs Jamie Pickett (middleweight)


Cody Garbrandt vs Trevin Jones (bantamweight)

Derek Brunson vs Dricus Du Plessis (middleweight)

Viviane Araujo vs Amanda Ribas (women’s flyweight)

Julian Marquez vs Marc-Andre Barriault (middleweight)

Early prelims

Ian Machado Garry vs Song Kenan (welterweight)

Mana Martinez vs Cameron Saaiman (bantamweight)

Jessica Penne vs Tabatha Ricci (women’s strawweight)

Da’Mon Blackshear vs Farid Basharat (bantamweight)

Kamuela Kirk vs Esteban Ribovics (lightweight)

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