Alexa Grasso

Mexico

Facing Viviane Araujo
FlyweightUFC
October 19, 2021
Grasso will take on Viviane Araujo at UFC 270 on Jan. 22, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso is riding a streak of two straight unanimous-decision victories, beating Ji Yeon Kim in August of 2020 before defeating Maycee Barber in February of this year. In Araujo, she'll face an opponent who's looking to bounce back from a unanimous-decision loss against Katlyn Chookagian.
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Not facing Calderwood
FlyweightUFC
October 8, 2021
Grasso won't face Joanne Calderwood on their previously scheduled bout for Nov. 20, according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com.
ANALYSIS
No reasons have been revealed as to why Grasso is out of the fight, and it remains to be seen when she will step into the octagon once again.
Will face Calderwood on November
FlyweightUFC
August 2, 2021
Grasso will face Joanne Calderwood in a flyweight matchup at a UFC event set for Nov. 20, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso seems to be on the rise and will aim to end the year undefeated while also winning three bouts in a row for the first time under the UFC banner. Her opponent, Calderwood, is coming off a loss and has been a very inconsistent fighter for the better part of the last three years. Still, given the state of the women's 125-pound division, the winner here could see themselves in the immediate title picture.
Takes decision from Maycee Barber
FlyweightUFC
February 13, 2021
Grasso defeated Maycee Barber via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 258 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's a second straight win for Grasso since moving up to flyweight from strawweight. It's abundantly clear that 125 pounds is her best weight class. Grasso spent the first ten minutes of this fight picking her spots and countering Barber to death. She let Barber lead the dance and made her pay for her mistakes. It wasn't as pretty in Round 3, but Alexa already had an insurmountable lead on the scorecards. Grasso's boxing is on point, and she's deceptively strong given her size. She did just fine in the clinch situations along the fence here, of which there were many. A member of the UFC roster for more than five years now, Grasso won't turn 28 years of age until August. The main knock on Alexa has been long-term upside, particularly in terms of striking power, but she looks refreshed and improved in the higher weight class. Grasso has won two in a row for the first time in her UFC career.
Set to face Barber on Feb. 13
FlyweightUFC
November 10, 2020
Grasso will face Maycee Barber in a flyweight matchup at the UFC event on Feb. 13, C. Contreras Legaspi of Milenio.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Grasso will be entering the match having previously defeated Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas back in late-August. Barber, on the other hand, will be coming off a successful surgery back in February to repair a torn ACL in her left knee. In this showdown of top 125-pound prospects, Grasso is listed as a betting favorite of (-155) as of early-January.
Easy win in flyweight debut
FlyweightUFC
August 29, 2020
Grasso defeated Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It was an east victory for Grasso in her flyweight debut. Armed with a massive speed advantage over Kim on the feet, Grasso went about her business, firing off plenty of leg kicks and peppering Kim to the body. The level of competition she was facing wasn't great, but Grasso fought to her strengths and limited Kim's openings. Grasso always appeared to struggle to get down to the 116-pound strawweight limit, and said she feels much better at flyweight. The 27-year-old has a realistically chance of flying up the rankings at 125 pounds given the lack of depth in the division. The issues for Grasso figure to come when someone forces her to compete on the mat.