A UFC flyweight title rematch between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko is reportedly in the works for September 16th.
The Schmo was the first to report the news of the UFC’s plans for the Grasso vs. Shevchenko rematch.
Per sources, Alexa Grasso vs Valentina Shevchenko Bout Agreements in the works for September 16th as MAIN EVENT 🇲🇽 Independence Day. Likely location T Mobile Arena with NSAC approving location. Fight Night or PPV TBD.. #FightNews #UFC
— The Schmo (@TheSchmo312) June 22, 2023
Grasso defeated Shevchenko in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history at UFC 285 earlier this year. After Shevchenko appeared to have her way in the early rounds, Grasso capitalized on a slip by Shevchenko to sink in the face-crank submission.
Grasso has won five fights in a row since making the move from strawweight to flyweight. She has picked up recent wins over the likes of Maycee Barber and Viviane Araújo.
Grasso defending her title against Shevchenko on Mexican Independence Day could be one of the most electric atmospheres in recent UFC lore. But, it’s uncertain if the event will take place in the United States or Mexico as of this writing.
Alexa Grasso & Valentina Shevchenko Are Set To Run It Back
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Before falling to Grasso, Shevchenko was one of the most dominant champions in UFC history. She successfully defended the flyweight belt seven times after becoming the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champ.
Shevchenko has teased an eventual move back up to bantamweight for a chance to become a two-division champion. The bantamweight belt is currently vacant after Amanda Nunes’ retirement at UFC 289.
If the Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2 is officially announced by the UFC, we’ll update you as this story unfolds.
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