Posted June 15, 2015 by Melanie Gale in News

Alexa Grasso Signing to the UFC?

Undefeated Mexican strawweight Alexa Grasso (7-0) has ripped through the Invicta roster, with wins over Ashley Cummins (3-3), Alida Gray (4-2), and Mizuki Inoue (8-4) since September 2014. The win over Inoue at Invicta FC 11 not only earned Grasso a FOTN bonus, but also had many in the MMA community wondering when Dana White would bring her over to the UFC.

Alexa Grasso and Irene Aldana

Alexa Grasso and Irene Aldana

She seems like a sure fit: she’s a terrific young prospect with huge upside, who is a dynamic and entertaining fighter, and who is also a fan favorite. Many thought she would transfer from Invicta in time for this past Saturday’s UFC 188 in Mexico City.

Grasso did attend UFC 188, but as a spectator instead of as a fighter. With her was friend and fellow Invicta fighter Bantamweight Irene Aldana (5-0), whom many also think the UFC should sign.

Dana White explained at the UFC 188 post-fight presser why both Grasso and Aldana hadn’t yet made the move to his promotion:

“They want to win titles before coming over. I’m doing what they want.”

Much respect to Grasso and Aldana.

Irene Aldana fights Tonya Evinger (15-5) for the vacant Bantamweight belt at Invicta FC 13 on July 9.


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