Alexa Grasso

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Alexa Grasso eyes September rematch against Valentina Shevchenko in Mexico

Alexa Grasso is hopeful to run it back with Valentina Shevchenko in Mexico this September.

In the co-main event of UFC 285, Grasso shocked the world when she submitted Shevchenko in the fourth round to become the flyweight champion. Although the Mexican stopped Shevchenko, she knows the former champ deserves a rematch and wants that to be next so she can prove the first fight wasn’t a fluke.

“I hope so, “Grasso said on The MMA Hour when asked if a rematch is next. “I hope so. She asked for that and I would love to fight again with her. I know that she’s super competitive, I know she’s a perfectionist like me, so imagine a second fight. Truly imagine. I’m wondering what she’s going to do in this second fight, what she’s going to try to do, knowing the first one, knowing what I did. Also, I have a lot of things to do and improve and get better. It’s going to be like a chess match…

“I’m truly excited for the second fight and I also know that people will love to see it because a lot of people say it was a mistake from her and it was a fluke,” Grasso said. “Of course I don’t think it was a fluke because I trained so much for that [move], but I think it’s going to be important to show everyone that I’m the champion.”

As of right now, the UFC has yet to book Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 but all signs appear to be next. If the promotion does book it, Grasso eyes the fight to happen in September and hopes it can happen in Mexico.

“I don’t know the chances, but I would love, I would love, I truly would love for this second fight to be in Mexico,” Grasso said. “And I would love that this fight could happen in Guadalajara. Imagine that. Canelo’s going to fight here in Guadalajara. Imagine to bring the UFC to my city, that would be huge. But if it’s Mexico City, that would be great too…

“September sounds like great,” Grasso concluded. “September sounds amazing, but let’s see. Of course, before the end of this year, I would like to fight. Two fights every year sounds good. I truly hope that this can be in Mexico.”

Whether or not the UFC will go to Mexico this year is uncertain, but having Grasso as the champ certainly makes it likelier.

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