Results: Farid Basharat def. Da’mon Blackshear via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28). Basharat was a -450 favorite, while the odds for him to win by decision checked in at -115.
UFC 285’s early preliminary card features bantamweights Da’mon Blackshear and Farid Basharat facing off at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This portion of the card is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass. Later on in the night, a main event featuring heavyweights Jon Jones and Ciryl Gane end the card.
Blackshear (12-4-1) will be making his second UFC appearance after a draw with Youseff Zalal in his debut last year. Prior to that, he had won four straight fights, winning by submission in three of them. Blackshear overall has won eight fights by submission and will look to make it nine in this bantamweight showdown.
Basharat (9-0) is a London-born fighter, making his first UFC appearance. Boasting an undefeated record, he earned a contract after a unanimous decision win over Allan Begosso on Dana White’s Contender Series last year. Similar to Blackshear, he is also a submission artist, making opponents tap in five of his nine wins. The 25-year-old is looking to make a splash in the bantamweight division and a win here could be the beginning.
How to watch Da’Mon Blackshear vs. Farid Basharat
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds/Predictions
Splits: 90% of handle, 89% of bets on Basharat
This is a matchup of two fighters who like to work their opponent to the mat and win by submission. Basharat is an overwhelming favorite and has a superior skill set in comparison to Blackshear. At -450 odds, taking Basharat on the moneyline is almost a sure thing. A submission win for him checks in at +330, while a victory by decision has odds of -115.