Alex Grasso defeats Maycee Barber – MMA Sports

Alexa GrassoWomen’s flyweight rankings continue to rise after UFC258.

Grasso (13-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) fell apart at the joint main event Maycee Barber On the way to victory in a unanimous decision with 29-28 scores from all three judges.

The women’s flyweight match took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired in pay-per-view following ESPN’s qualifying and ESPN +’s early qualifying.

The opening round was fiercely contested with the clinch. Grasso was calm and consisted of two fighters. She stayed outside, controlled the clinch, and pocketed a better shot when the two exchanged.

The best moment of Grasso was in Round 2 when he shook the barber (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) with his strong left hand. The barber was stunned, but avoided further onslaught. In the middle of the round, Barber turned the table when he landed the combination and defeated Grasso. However, Grasso reversed his position and regained Barber. The round ended as Grasso asked for a rear-naked choke.

In Round 3, the barber turned up the volume. After a short takedown, the barber threw a punch at Grasso. Grasso tried to stay calm at the retreat. The barber, who fights with a sense of urgency, aimed for the finish, but she couldn’t find it.

27-year-old Grasso turns his win into a streak and remains undefeated in the UFC in the flyweight division. In August, Grasso unanimously defeated Kim Ji-young. She has won three of the last four battles.

The barber, 22, canceled his second consecutive race after losing to former UFC women’s flyweight title challenger Roxanne Modafferi in January 2020. In that defeat, the barber tore the ACL.

The latest UFC258 results are as follows:

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