Grasso confronted Valentina Shevchenko on Stroll 4, 2023, for the UFC Girls’ Flyweight Title at UFC 285. Despite being a weighty darkish horse, she received the session and procured the title by means of a face wrench within the fourth spherical. This made her the first Mexican UFC girls’ champion. The success acquired Grasso her most memorable Exhibition of the Evening reward award.
Grasso made her most memorable title safety in a rematch in opposition to Valentina Shevchenko on 16 September 2023, at UFC Battle Evening 227. The match completed in a break up draw.
Liz Carmouche: Absence of ‘stable quarrel’ from Shevchenko in Grasso rematch harm her — ‘She had beforehand misplaced’
“I felt that she’d have such areas of power for an after their final battle and hoping to return out firearms bursting. I did not suppose it deliberate to go to have an opportunity of a alternative.”
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — The women’ Flyweight division has heated up currently throughout the blended hand handy preventing (MMA) scene.
Excessive Battling Title (UFC) delegated its third 125-pound champion in restricted time historical past at UFC 285 this earlier Stroll 2023. Mexico’s Alexa Grasso did the unfathomable, ousting Valentina Shevchenko via a fourth spherical face wrench (watch options), prompting a rematch this earlier month (Sept. 16, 2023).
Tragically for each, Grasso and Shevchenko struggled it out to a break up appeal to their Noche UFC essential occasion (watch options). The continued Bellator Flyweight champion, Liz Carmouche, is aware of about Shevchenko, having been one of many three girls to battle her two instances. “Girlrilla” trusts that the absence of animosity from “The Projectile” ultimately prompted her destruction earlier than the exercise genuinely obtained.
Alexa Grasso (born August 9, 1993) is a Mexican professional blended army craftsman who contends within the girls’ Flyweight division of A definitive Battling Title (UFC), the place she is the continuing UFC Girls’ Flyweight Champion. She is likewise a UFC professional for UFC Español for Spanish broadcasts. As of June 20, 2023, she is positioned #1 within the UFC girls’ pound-for-pound rankings.