Pros react after Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso 2 ends in a split draw at Noche UFC

By Chris Taylor - September 16, 2023

Tonight’s Noche UFC event was headlined by a women’s flyweight title fight rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko.

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Grasso (16-3-1 MMA) was looking to earn her first title defense when she took to the Octagon this evening. The 30-year-old had captured the promotion’s flyweight world title this past March at UFC 285, where she upset ‘The Bullet’ by way of fourth-round submission. That win had marked Alexa’s fifth in a row, as she’d previously defeated the likes of Kim Ji-yeon, Maycee Barber, Joanne Wood and Viviane Araujo.

Meanwhile, Valentina Shevchenko (23-4-1 MMA) entered tonight’s headliner with redemption on her mind. Prior to being submitted by Alexa Grass earlier this year, ‘The Bullet’ had strung together a nine-fight win streak which included seven consecutive title defenses.

Tonight’s Noche UFC main event proved to be a thrilling back and forth contest. Valentina Shevchenko had a strong start to the fight, getting the better of Alexa Grasso throughout the opening five minutes. However, in round two, Grasso was able to drop ‘The Bullet’ with a beautiful counter punch and went on to easily win the second frame. Rounds 3, 4 and 5 were all close, but fans and analysts were seemingly divided on who they thought won after twenty-five minutes of action. In the end, the judges were torn as well, as the bout was ruled a split draw.

Official Noche UFC Results: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso ends in a split draw (48-47, 47-48, 47-47)

Check out how the pros reacted ‘Shevchenko vs. Grasso’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 resulting in a split draw at Noche UFC:

Who would you like to see Alexa Grasso fight next following tonight’s result in Las Vegas?


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