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Alexa Grasso of Mexico poses for a portrait after her victory during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Lussier/Zuffa LLC)
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Five Alexa Grasso Fights To Watch Before UFC 285

Learn about Alexa Grasso, the #6 UFC Flyweight in the world, before her co-main event fight against champion Valentina Shevchenko. 

On March 4, Alexa Grasso steps in the Octagon to realize a dream when she faces UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.

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Before the #6 flyweight in the world meets the champion, take a look back at 5 notable fights that have defined the mexican-born star's career. 

Alexa Grasso vs Viviane Araujo (UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs Araujo)

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It was a battle of speed and precision vs raw strength when Alexa Grasso met Vivian Araujo in her first UFC main event. 

After 5 grueling rounds, Grasso layed out why she's championship material. 

Alexa Grasso vs Joanne Wood (UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs Daukus)


Grasso walked into Columbus the #9 flyweight in the world against #7 Joanne Wood.

With both known for their strinking abiltities and not afraid to take a punch, fans may have expected an all out slug fest. 

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What they were treated too was even better, with Grasso showing why she is a complete package at 125. 

Alexa Grasso vs Maycee Barber (UFC 258)

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Fans of striking won't want to miss the UFC 258 co-main between Grasso and Maycee Barber. After suffering her first loss and a year layoff, Barber was ready to get back in the win column. 

Throughout the fight, Grasso was able to show off her punching power to keep her opponent controlled. Along with some exciting submission attempts, this gem from UFC 258 shows signs of Grasso's continued evolution as a flyweight. 

Alexa Grasso attempts to submit Maycee Barber at their UFC 258 fight.

Alexa Grasso vs Ji Yeon Kim (UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Rakić)

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Grasso brought speed, range control and power in her flyweight debut against Ji Yeon Kim. 

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Throughout the 3-round fight, Grasso dictated the pace and leverage her speed advantage over her opponent. 

Alexa Grasso vs Heather Jo Clark (UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Ferguson)

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Making her UFC debut with an undefeated recore of 8-0, Grasso had the home country backing when UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs Ferguson touched down in Mexico City. 

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Grasso set the tone for the match in the very first round, landing 61 strikes. 

Alexa Grasso kicks Heather Jo Clark

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