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Who won Grasso vs Araujo?
Alexa Grasso beat Viviane Araujo by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo, on Saturday 15th October 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 50-45, 49-46, 49-46 in favor of winner Alexa Grasso.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
Grasso vs Araujo stats
Alexa Grasso stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Viviane Araujo made her way to the cage with a record of 11 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Grasso had a slight advantage in power over Araujo, with a 29% knock out percentage over Araujo's 27%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Araujo had a large advantage over Grasso, boosting at 36% submission rate over Grasso's 7%.
Alexa Grasso was the younger woman by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Grasso had a height advantage of 1 inch over Araujo. Despite this, Araujo had 2-inch reach advantage.
Grasso was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made her debut in 2012, 2 years and 9 months earlier than Araujo, whose first professional fight was in 2015. She had fought 13 more professional rounds, 53 to Araujo's 40.
Grasso vs Araujo form
Alexa Grasso had beaten 3 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had beat Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by in the 1st round at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Maycee Barber at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had won against Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had been beaten by Carla Esparza at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
She had lost to Tatiana Suarez at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by majority decision in the 1st round at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
Grasso's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 26 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Araujo's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 21 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Grasso vs Araujo?
Alexa Grasso was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Viviane Araujo made her way into the ring at 9/5 (+170) with oddsmakers.