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Alexa Grasso


Alexa Grasso is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist. Alexa Grasso competes in the flyweight and is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Early life

On August 9, 1993, Karen Alexa Grasso Montes was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Likewise, she is 30 years old. She is Mexican and of Caucasian ethnicity. She was born to her father Lobo Gym and her mother’s name is not unfolded. There are no details related to her family background. Also, no details are unfolded about her educational background.

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Caption: Alexa Grasso in her childhood photo. Source(Instagram)

Alexa Grasso – Career

In December 2012, Alexa Grass made her professional MMA debut in her native Mexico. She made an undefeated record of 5 wins and 0 losses, during the first 8 months of her career. Later, she made her Invicta FC debut against Ashley Cummins at Invicta FC 8, on September 6, 2014. In her second fight for the promotion, On December 5, 2014, she faced Alida Gray at Invicta FC 10.

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Caption: Alexa Grasso representing her country. Source(Instagram)

Similarly, she next faced Mizuki Inoue in the co-main event at Invicta FC 11, on February 27, 2015. Later on, she successfully earned Grasso her first Fight of the Night bonus award. On September 12, 2015, she was expected to challenge Livia Renata Souza for the Invicta Strawweight Title at Invicta FC 14. There was an announcement made on August 11, 2016, that she had signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Moving on, she faced Heather Jo Clark on November 5, 2016, at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale. Next on February 4, 2017, she faced Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 104. Similarly, she was facing Randa Markos at UFC Fight Night, on August 5, 2017. Eventually, she suffered from a urinary tract infection/. She was medically advised to stop cutting weight and be placed on antibiotics. Due to this, she came in at 119 lbs, three pounds over the strawweight limit.

More about career

There was a match against Tatiana Suarez on May 19, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 129. And, a schedule was made where she was facing Angela Hill on August 25, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 135. However, due to a knee injury, she was pulled out from the bout on July 19, 2018. On February 2, 2019, she was expected to face Marina Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 144. Meanwhile, on December 17, 2018, it was reported that Rodriguez pulled out of the event due to a hand injury. Later on, the pair was rescheduled to UFC on ESPN 2.

Likewise, it was reported she was injured and she was replaced by Jessica Aguilar, on March 22, 2019. At UFC 238, she faced Karolina Kowalkiewicz on June 8, 2019. Furthermore, she faced Carla Esparza on September 21, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 17. Due to the fight, she earned the Fight of the Night award. There was a schedule made when she faced Cláudia Gadelha on January 18, 2020, at UFC 246. However, she weighed in at 121.5, 5.5 pounds over the non-title strawweight limit of 116 lbs. 

Career highlights

She apologized for missing weight, in a statement released just hours after the weigh-ins. Meanwhile, she declared she would now be fighting at flyweight. On June 27, 2020, she was scheduled to face Ji Yeon Kim at UFC on ESPN: Poirier vs. Hooker. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions for both fighters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the bout was rescheduled for August 29, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 175. 

Moving on, she faced Maycee Barber on February 13, 2021, at UFC 258. There was a schedule made that she will be facing Joanne Wood on November 20, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 198. However, due to her injury, she was forced to pull out of the event. Moreover, she was replaced by Taila Santos.

Likewise, on January 22, 2022, she was expected to face Viviane Araújo at UFC 270. The opponent Araújo was forced to pull out from the event due to injury. There was a re-scheduled bout on March 26, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 205, where she faced Joanne Wood. Fortunately, she won the fight via a rear-naked choke in the first round. Alexa has been living a lavish lifestyle and her estimated net worth is $2 million. 

Alexa Grasso – Personal life

Alexa Grasso seems to be very introverted when it comes to her personal life. But, there are rumors spread that, she is in a relationship with Yair Rodriguez. Her rumored boyfriend is also an MMA fighter.

Alexa Grasso – Body measurement

Alexa Grasso is very pretty and beautiful. She is quite tall and stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 56 kg. Also, MMA fighter has dark brown pairs of eyes and black hair color.

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Caption: Alexa Grasso standing tall and beautiful. (Source: Instagram)

Social media

She is active on her Instagram account named @Alexa_Grasso with 461k followers. Also, she has a Facebook account which has 568k followers. Whereas, she joined a Twitter account on August 9, with an account named @AlexaGrasso. As of now, she has gained 52.4k followers.