Last Saturday night, the UFC 285 event in Las Vegas proved to be a night full of surprises. Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones won the main event and became the new heavyweight champion in his debut in the heavyweight category, making it look easy.
In the co-main event, Alexa Grasso caused a major upset by defeating Valentina Shevchenko, who had been reigning champion for a long time. Grasso dominated most of the rounds and exploited Shevchenko’s mistake at the end of the fourth round to submit her, becoming the new women’s flyweight champion.
In addition to these surprises, Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted at the event, shooting scenes for the upcoming remake of ‘Road House’. He filmed a scene in the octagon with Jay Hieron. The production team made use of the real UFC event and filmed the scene in front of a live crowd.
However, there was another unusual thing that many people missed. A groom and a bride, dressed in their wedding attire, were spotted in the audience seats watching the event.
The groom was overflowing with joy to see Jon Jones’ easy victory and matched the energy of the other fans around him, but the bride seemed annoyed and out of place. Even when Jones was announced as the new champion, she didn’t celebrate like her husband did.
This video is a fine testament to the fact marriage is all about compromise. What we’d like to know is what she got in return for spending her wedding night octagon side, and away from family and friends who are surely wanting to celebrate the momentous occasion with the happy couple.
UFC 285 was a very lucrative event for the promotion. Announced Attendance was 19,471 – this was a sell out. It grossed $12.15M, a big jump from $4M the promotion made with UFC 284.
Ezra Samuel is a passionate freelance writer with a particular love for covering MMA news. His interest in the sport dates back to his college days, and he has since established himself as a respected voice in the MMA community. Over the years, Ezra has contributed his writing to a variety of digital outlets, including the popular site calfkicker.