Sunday, October 1, 2023

The champion is Mexican! Alexa Grasso ties and retains the title

Both Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko came into this fight with extra motivation. On the one hand, Alexa arrived with the intention of reaffirming her championship, as it was her first defense, while Valentina arrived with the aim of reclaiming the title she once held.

The Mexican excitedly reached the ring to the rhythm of the mariachi in front of 17 spectators. With Negrita de Mis Pesares, written by Blass Galindo, he promised to bring joy to Mexico on September 16th.

And although she won the first fight in early May against the most dominant flyweight fighter to date, Alexa managed to defeat her by submission.

Although Valentina Shevchenko did not lose the fight against Alexa Grasso, the Mexican managed to retain her title, which was a lesson in how to remain calm in such a difficult situation.

How was Alexa Grasso’s triumph?

The first round was complicated for the Mexican because Valentina managed to get her into a lock that kept her on the ground. However, the Mexican won the emotional moment at the end of this round when she managed to avoid a submission and land a direct blow on the Mexican. Face.

In the second game, even though Shevchenko looked strong, the Mexican managed to land a punch that left the challenger on the canvas for a second. From then on, the Mexican even managed to recover from a knockdown. Alexa even managed to land a kick to the face after taking an elbow on the floor.

In the third round it seemed the Mexican couldn’t stop Valentina when the second round hit a guillotine. However, despite all odds, the Mexican managed to escape.

Although the champion was defeated in the fourth round, Grasso managed to defeat the Kyrgyz champion, taking the initiative in the fight more than once. However, the first to bleed was the Mexican. Nevertheless, she managed to escape the pressure from behind and grabbed the challenger’s leg, being saved by the bell.

In the final round, Alexa’s eye was the spot Valentina was looking for to intimidate the Mexican. Two minutes later, the Mexican took the initiative and tried to knock down Valentina, but the challenger did not give up. Although Valentina tried a risky move, Alexa managed to turn things around and defeat the former champion. However, the bugle sounded before he could deliver it.

Because it was such a close fight, both felt like they were going to win and celebrated their victory before hearing the decision. However, the jury decided that it was such a close fight that it deserved a draw.

Despite everything, the challenger said the judges were influenced by Mexico’s celebrations and said if it had been a fair fight she would have won.

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