By Fernando Quiles
– September 17, 2023
Alexa Grasso isn’t against a trilogy struggle with Valentina Shevchenko, however she’d like a recent face to share the Octagon with subsequent.
Grasso stays the UFC girls’s flyweight champion after an exhilarating five-round battle with Shevchenko of their Noche UFC rematch. There have been loads of thrilling moments within the struggle resembling Grasso dropping “Bullet” within the second spherical, and Shevchenko squeezing down on a guillotine choke earlier than her opponent popped free.
In fact, there’s the ultimate spherical, which just about seemed like déjà vu from the primary bout the place Grasso submitted Shevchenko. This go-around, time expired and the judges determined the end result. The rematch was declared a split draw.
Alexa Grasso Feedback Submit-Noche UFC
TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter obtained an opportunity to interview Alexa Grasso backstage following the break up draw. The 125-pound titleholder answered the query of whether or not or not she was assured that she’d retain her gold because the rating totals had been being learn.
“Nicely sure, I did a knockdown, a reasonably good knockdown,” Grasso mentioned. “I used to be in a position to nearly end the struggle in submission a couple of minutes and some instances. I did numerous submission makes an attempt, and sure, that’s what I take from this struggle. I gave the whole lot I had.”
Grasso went on to debate her preparation for “Bullet” main as much as the rematch.
“I ready very effectively for the whole lot,” Grasso mentioned. “I used to be all the time centered, taking my time, selecting my photographs, selecting my actions. Yeah, that was an awesome struggle.”
Shevchenko Trilogy Or Recent Opposition?
The Mexican star was then requested if she thinks a 3rd struggle in opposition to Valentina Shevchenko is so as given how shut the rematch was.
“I don’t know, I’ve to speak with my coaches and with the UFC, and likewise with the general public,” Grasso mentioned. “If they need it, let’s do that. If not, I would really like somebody completely different too.”
Bronsteter then requested if a brand new opponent is Grasso’s desire. The champion admitted the next:
“Yeah, I feel so,” Grasso mentioned. “I’ve been two fights along with her, it will likely be actually cool to have one other [opponent].”
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) September 17, 2023
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