The women’s flyweight champion Alex Grasso is set to clash and defend her belt against Valentina Shevchenko this Saturday night. Grasso is grateful for getting the opportunity to fight on the Mexican Independence Day and hopes that the UFC makes it a yearly tradition.
The fight card is stacked, and it will be very interesting to see if Shevchenko can avenge her bitter loss in the rematch. If Valentina Shevchenko fails for the second time, Manon Fiorot or Erin Blanchfield could be next for the title shot.
Grasso has a professional MMA record of 16-3; this Saturday, we will find out how greatly those numbers change.
Alexa Grasso on fighting this weekend
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Alexa Grasso spoke about fighting on September 16th and expressed gratitude to the UFC.
“That would be super cool, and I think it would be a good thing because you’ve witnessed it, there are many Mexicans now in the UFC, many,” Grasso said as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “So, for me, it’s very important that they’re giving us this platform so we can show all of our skills, technique, personality, and who we are.
“In an ideal world, I would love to fight every Sept. 16. It would be really cool to see it become a tradition to go to Las Vegas or if a UFC event can be done in Mexico, that would be crazy. But yeah, in an ideal world, I’d love to see it.
Sometimes you might not ask for them, you simply just work and these things happen. Grasso further said: It’s beautiful. UFC has always pushed me, pressured me, and projected me to do my best. I’ve given them the result, and this is what happens.
When you give good results, in this case the UFC, but really anyone you give good results to, they will always give you more incentives. So, yeah, I’m just super thankful for the UFC for these great opportunities”.