Noche UFC date, start time, odds, schedule & card for Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2

At UFC 285, Alexa Grasso pulled off the ultimate upset when she dethroned the mighty Valentina Shevchenko to win the UFC flyweight title. Now, the UFC takes over Las Vegas with an epic rematch for the belt on Mexican Independence Day. Will it be repeat or revenge at Noche UFC on September 16? 

Noche UFC takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs on ESPN+ in the U.S. The event, which is a Fight Night, is getting PPV-level treatment with a title fight — a throwback to years past.

Grasso turned pro in 2012 and joined the UFC in 2016. The former Invicta FC fighter is 8-3 inside the octagon and was on a four-fight win streak when she faced Shevchenko in March. During their fight, Grasso caught a spinning Shevchenko and locked in a choke, submitting her in the fourth round to become the first woman from Mexico to hold UFC gold. 

Competing on Mexican Independence Day, Grasso, the underdog in both the first bout and this one, will look to prove she deserves to hold gold and be a leading figure in the UFC. 

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“Mexican Independence Day means to fight for your dreams,” said Grasso via Sports Illustrated. “My goal is to inspire, especially young women. I want to leave a mark and show that, with enough discipline, you can reach your dreams. I’m fighting for my dreams in the main event… Our fight, it wasn’t a mistake. I’m going to prove that when we fight again.”

A multi-time Muay Thai gold medalist, Shevchenko turned pro in 2004. She joined the UFC in 2015 and was 12-2 in the octagon before the Grasso fight. Losing against Amanda Nunes in 2017, the Kyrgyzstanian went on a nine-fight win streak that saw her win and defend the UFC flyweight title seven times, dominating everyone in her path. 

Holding various striking records, the intimidating Shevchenko looks to bring back that frightening persona that struck fear in the hearts of her opponents at Noche UFC. 

“There’s only one [way it plays out],” Shevchenko told Low Kick MMA via MMA Mania. “I go in there for the victory. I go there to destroy my opponent. I go there [not to] play. I go there not to joke around. I go there to take what is mine and show not the best version, [but] the greatest version of me.”

Here’s all you need to know about Noche UFC, including the time, channel, odds, card, and more. 

When is Noche UFC: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2?

In the U.S., Noche UFC starts with the prelims at 7 p.m. ET. The main card starts at 10 p.m. ET. Grasso and Shevchenko should make their way to the octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Region Date Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Sat. September 16 7 p.m. ET 10 p.m. ET 12:15 a.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Sat. September 16 4 p.m. PT 7 p.m. PT 9:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Sun. September 17 12 a.m. BST 3 a.m. BST 5:15 a.m. BST
Australia Sun. September 17 9 a.m. AEST 12 p.m. AEST 2:15 p.m. AEST

How to watch Noche UFC: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2

Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card)
United States Sat. September 16 ESPN+, ESPN
Canada Sat. September 16 BELL, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel,  Videotron, Telus, Eastlink
United Kingdom Sun. September 17 TNT Sports
Australia Sun. September 17 Main Event on Kayo

The prelims and main card for Noche UFC will be available on ESPN and the ESPN+ streaming service.

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Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 price: How much does Noche UFC cost? 

You can pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $99.99.

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The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

Where is Noche UFC? 

Noche UFC is in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Home to the Golden Knights hockey team, the arena can hold up to 20,000+ people.

Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 betting odds for Noche UFC

Per Bet MGM, Valentina Shevchenko is the -160 favorite, while Alexa Grasso is the +135 underdog. 

Per Sports Interaction, Valentina Shevchenko is the -160 favorite, while Alexa Grasso is the +125 underdog. 

Alexa Grasso record, bio

  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Born: August 9, 1993
  • Height: 5-5
  • Reach: 66 inches
  • Total fights: 19
  • Record: 16-3 with four wins via knockout 

Valentina Shevchenko record, bio

  • Nationality: Kyrgyzstani
  • Born: March 7, 1988
  • Height: 5-5
  • Reach: 66.5 inches
  • Total fights: 27
  • Record: 23-4 with 8 wins via knockout

Noche UFC fight card

Main card

  • Alexa Grasso (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 for the UFC flyweight title
  • Kevin Holland vs. Jack Della Maddalena; Welterweights
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Terrence Mitchell; Bantamweights
  • Daniel Zellhuber vs. Christos Giagos; Lightweights
  • Fernando Padilla vs. Kyle Nelson; Featherweights


  • Lupita Godinez vs. Elise Reed; Strawweights
  • Roman Kopylov vs. Josh Fremd; Middleweights
  • Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda; Flyweights
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius; Flyweights
  • Natan Levy vs. Alex Reyes; Lightweights
  • Iasmin Lucindo vs. Josefine Lindgren Knutsson; Catchweight

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