Alexa Grasso
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.
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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.
In search of new opponent
strawweightUFC
December 17, 2018
Grasso is in need of a new opponent at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2 after Marina Rodriguez (hand) was forced to withdraw, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso's had the script flipped on her a little bit, as she was on the other side of this equation for an expected bout in August against Angela Hill before withdrawing due to an injury of her own. She now awaits a new opponent for her fight in Brazil, where she will look to get back to winning after losing her most recent round in the Octagon against Tatiana Suarez in May at UFC Lincoln.
Headed to Brazil
strawweightUFC
December 2, 2018
Grasso will take on the undefeated Marina Rodriguez in a strawweight battle at UFC Fortaleza on Feb. 2, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso has been on a rough stretch of late, losing two of her last three and dropping out of a scheduled bout against Angela Hill this past summer. To get the once-heralded prospect back on track, the UFC will give her an opponent with just one UFC fight (Rodriguez fought Randa Markos to a draw in September). While Grasso will seemingly enter as the betting favorite, Rodriguez will have a slight height advantage, and the Brazilian crowd behind her.
Withdraws from UFC Lincoln.
strawweightUFC
July 19, 2018
Grasso has withdrawn from her UFC Lincoln fight against Angela Hill due to undisclosed reasons, Danny Segura or MMAfighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso's withdrawal comes as a bit of a surprise. The 24-year-old last fought at UFC Fight Night 129 on May 19 against Tatiana Suarez. The root of her withdrawal is not entirely clear at the moment, but we should have a clearer indication of what caused Grasso to back out of the contest in the coming days.
Booked against Angela Hill in Lincoln
strawweightUFC
June 20, 2018
Grasso will take on Angela Hill in a strawweight matchup at UFC Lincoln on August 25.
ANALYSIS
It's been rough going for Grasso since entering the UFC, as the 24-year-old is 2-2 in her first four bouts with the promotion and missed weight for her most recent victory. In her last time out, she was submitted by emerging contender Tatiana Suarez in the first round. This time around, Grasso will enter with slight height and reach advantages in a matchup that projects to play out primarily on the feet. Grasso undoubtedly spent plenty of time fine-tuning her wrestling for the Suarez matchup, but her strength is in her striking, which is the same case with Hill.