Alexa Grasso

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Alexa Grasso
Born Karen Alexa Grasso Montes
(1993-08-09) August 9, 1993 (age 24)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
Division Strawweight (105—115 Ib)
Style Boxing
Team Lobo Gym
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Mixed martial arts record
Total 12
Wins 10
By knockout 4
By decision 6
Losses 2
By submission 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Karen Alexa Grasso Montes (born August 9, 1993), better known as Alexa Grasso, is a Mexican mixed martial artist who competes in the strawweight division.[2] She is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Grasso made her professional MMA debut in December 2012 in her native Mexico. During the first eighteen months of her career, she amassed an undefeated record of 5 wins (3 by TKO, 2 by decision) and 0 losses.

Invicta FC[edit]

After taking a year away from the sport, Grasso made her Invicta FC debut on September 6, 2014 against Ashley Cummins at Invicta FC 8. She won the fight via unanimous decision.[4]

In her second fight for the promotion, Grasso faced Alida Gray on December 5, 2014 at Invicta FC 10. She won the fight via TKO in the first round.

Grasso next faced Mizuki Inoue on February 27, 2015 in the co-main event at Invicta FC 11. She won the fight by unanimous decision. The bout also earned Grasso her first Fight of the Night bonus award.

Grasso was expected to challenge Livia Renata Souza for the Invicta Strawweight Title at Invicta FC 14 on 12 September 2015 but was forced to withdraw due to injury.[5]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On August 11, 2016, it was announced that Grasso had signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She faced Heather Jo Clark on November 5, 2016 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson in Mexico City, Mexico.[6] She won the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Grasso next faced Felice Herrig on February 4, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 104.[8] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.

On August 5, 2017, Grasso faced Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno. Grasso suffered from a UTI Infection and was medically advised to stop cutting weight and be placed on antibiotics, as a result she came in at 119 lbs, three pounds over the strawweight limit and was fined 20% of her purse that went to Markos.[9] The bout proceeded at a catchweight. Grasso won the fight via split decision.

Grasso faced Tatiana Suarez on May 19, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 129.[10] She lost the fight via a rear-naked choke in round one.[11]

Grasso is scheduled to face Angela Hill on August 25, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 135.[12]

Health[edit]

On October 4, 2017, Grasso released a statement that she underwent knee surgery following an MRI which discovered that her meniscus was damaged. [13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–2 Tatiana Suarez Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman May 19, 2018 1 2:44 Santiago, Chile
Win 10–1 Randa Markos Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico Catchweight (119 lbs) bout; Grasso missed weight.
Loss 9–1 Felice Herrig Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie February 4, 2017 3 5:00 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 9–0 Heather Jo Clark Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson November 5, 2016 3 5:00 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 8–0 Jodie Esquibel Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel July 29, 2016 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States Performance of the Night.
Win 7–0 Mizuki Inoue Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet February 27, 2015 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 6–0 Alida Gray TKO (punches) Invicta FC 10: Waterson vs. Tiburcio December 5, 2014 1 1:47 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Ashley Cummins Decision (unanimous) Invicta FC 8: Waterson vs. Tamada September 6, 2014 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 4–0 Karina Rodríguez Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Kombat 20 August 31, 2014 3 5:00 Izcalli, Mexico
Win 3–0 Alejandra Alvarez TKO (punches and knees) Xtreme Kombat 20 August 31, 2014 1 0:36 Izcalli, Mexico
Win 2–0 Lupita Hernandez KO (punch) Fight Hard Championship 3 May 11, 2013 1 0:12 Jalisco, Mexico
Win 1–0 Sandra del Rincon KO (punch) GEX: Old Jack's Fight Night December 19, 2012 1 0:15 Jalisco, Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexa Grasso - Official UFC Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved November 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "She's a knockout! Don't be fooled by this undefeated female Mixed Martial Arts fighter's good looks... she says women are just as dangerous as men in the ring". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  3. ^ "Alexa Grasso's potential isn't confined to perfect record". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Alexa grasso's shining debut at invicta fc". Vice. Retrieved 2015-02-19. 
  5. ^ Raimondi, Marc (2015-07-10). "Alexa Grasso to challenge Livia Renata Souza for strawweight title at Invicta FC 14". MMA Fighting. MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Alexa Grasso makes UFC debut against Heather Jo Clark in Mexico City". 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  7. ^ "TUF Latin America 3 Finale: dos Anjos vs. Ferguson". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-11-16. 
  8. ^ Robert Morast. "UFC Fight Night in Houston: 'Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung battles Dennis Bermudez to headline card". chron. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  9. ^ "Video: Alexa Grasso misses weight for UFC Fight Night 114 co-headliner with Randa Markos". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-04. Retrieved 2017-08-06. 
  10. ^ "UFC officially announces May 19 event in Chile, five bouts". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  11. ^ "UFC Fight Night 129 results: Tatiana Suarez steamrolls Alexa Grasso, earns first-round submission". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2018-05-20. 
  12. ^ "Angela Hill Vs. Alexa Grasso Added To UFC Fight Night 135 In Nebraska". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2018-06-16. 
  13. ^ "Alexa Grasso Undergoes Knee Surgery | Fightful MMA". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 

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