Alexa Grasso

Mexico

Drops decision in home country
strawweightUFC
September 21, 2019
Grasso lost to Carla Esparza via majority decision (28-28, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Mexico City.
ANALYSIS
Grasso didn't deserve to win, but she probably deserved a draw. The decision was a tad surprising given the card took place in Grasso's native Mexico. Yet when all was said and done, her monstrous third round simply wasn't enough to overcome her struggles in Rounds 1 and 2. Grasso looked good, but she had real trouble dealing with the upper-body strength of Esparza. She allowed four takedowns, although she did threaten Esparza with a very, very deep armbar in the early stages of the final round. Tonight's fight is further proof there is very little separation in terms of the top contenders in the 115-pound women's division. Both women will walk away $50,000 richer after receiving Fight of the Night honors.
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Taking on Esparza at UFC Mexico City
strawweightUFC
July 8, 2019
Grasso (11-2-0) is scheduled to face Carla Esparza (14-6-0) in a strawweight bout Sept. 21 at UFC Mexico City, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso will return to the Octagon just over three months after defeating Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision at UFC 238 in Chicago. She'll carry a five-fight winning streak into her matchup with Esparza, a former titleholder in the strawweight division.
Shows huge improvements to her overall game
strawweightUFC
June 8, 2019
Grasso defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
ANALYSIS
This was clearly the best fight of Grasso's young UFC career. She came out with strong footwork and a ton of tempo. She really turned up the volume and threw a lot more strikes than her opponent. She continued to pour it on throughout the contest and mixed up her punches and kicks really well. Kowalkiewicz has been a contender in this division, and Grasso showed that a title fight might be in her future.
Booked for UFC 238
strawweightUFC
April 9, 2019
Grasso will take on Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a strawweight bout at UFC 238 in Chicago on June 8.
ANALYSIS
Grasso most recently withdrew for an unknown reason from her fight against Marina Rodriguez that was scheduled for UFC on ESPN 2 in Philadelphia. Grasso is now 2-2 since joining the UFC back in 2016, but she boasts an overall record of 10-2 thanks to a dominant two-year stretch as part of Invicta FC. Kowalkiewicz, who challenged for the UFC strawweight title back in 2016, will likely be Grasso's toughest task to date.
No longer fighting Rodriguez
strawweightUFC
March 22, 2019
Grasso will no longer fight Marina Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 2 in Philadelphia, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
There's not yet been a report as to exactly why Grasso pulled out of the fight against Rodriguez, but she has been replaced with the undefeated Jessica Aguilar.
Fight with Rodriguez back on
strawweightUFC
January 10, 2019
Grass's strawweight fight against Marina Rodriquez (hand) has been rescheduled for UFC on ESPN 2 on March 30 in Philadelphia, Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso was originally scheduled to fight Rodriguez at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2. but Rodriquez was forced to withdraw due to a hand injury. Now, with Rodriguez expected to be medically cleared by March, Grasso will fight in Philadelphia instead as the 25-year-old looks to bounce back from a stretch where she has lost two of her last three bouts.