Robert Whittaker believes Valentina Shevchenko beat Alexa Grasso

Robert Whittaker shares his thoughts on the outcome of Shevchenko vs Grasso.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Robert Whittaker believes Valentina Shevchenko beat Alexa Grasso
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Not many agreed with the recent draw decision; the crowd has a mixed opinion on the outcome of Alexa Grasso vs Valentina Shevchenko. Some believe Grasso won the match, and others are in favor of Shevchenko. Robert Whittaker decided to dive into the highly debated topic and shared his thoughts on the match.

Since the title fight was announced as a draw, Alexa Grasso remains to be the flyweight champion of the world. It would be fair to assume that the draw could lead to an immediate trilogy fight. Hopefully, they will fight each other and clear the doubtful performance before the year ends.

Robert Whittaker on Grasso vs Shevchenko

Recently, on MMAArcade Podcast, Robert Whittaker shared his analysis of the recent flyweight title fight and explained why he thinks Shevchenko won the match. “I certainly think they started out very wary,” Whittaker said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “They started very wary, very respectful of each other’s abilities.

I have got to say Shevchenko’s jab is bar none. It was crisp and on point the way she utilized it from Round 1 through Round 5. It was beautiful. She did get dropped in a scrappy fight, but Grasso was finding it hard to close the distance and get into that scrap distance with that jab being so effective.

But it was a close fight and honestly I can see the decision swinging both ways. Me, personally, if I was to score the fight, I probably would have scored it in Shevchenko’s favor, and I think she won three of the five.

Whittaker further said: But in saying that, though, it wouldn’t have been mind blowing for Grasso to have won because she did have some really strong rounds like the round where she got the knockdown, she finished on Shevchenko’s back.

She was pushing, putting a lot of pressure, and pressure is, I feel in MMA at the moment, is being scored very highly”.

Robert Whittaker
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