Sep 16 2023
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Women’s Strawweight
16-3-0
SD 5

Score cards

  • 48-47
  • 47-48
  • 47-47
SD 5
23-4-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
36
5' 5" / 165 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
66.1" / 168 cm
Reach
65.4" / 166 cm

Tape record

SUBUDSUBUDUD
Form
SUBSDKOKOUD
16
Wins
23
4
By KO
8
25
KO%
35
2
By SUB
7
13
SUB%
30
3
Loses
4
0
Stopped
1
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2012
Debut
2003
19
Bouts
27
48
Rounds
76
3 hours, 37 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 29 minutes

Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Alexa Grasso vs Valentina Shevchenko report

Who won Grasso vs Shevchenko II?

Alexa Grasso drew with Valentina Shevchenko by split draw in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2, on Saturday 16th September 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 48-47, 47-47, meaning it was a split draw.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Women’s Strawweight championship.

Grasso vs Shevchenko II stats

Alexa Grasso stepped into the octagon with a record of 16 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Valentina Shevchenko made her way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 4 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 7 by submission.

Alexa Grasso's UFC record stood at 8-3-1, while Valentina Shevchenko's came in at 12-3-1.

The stats suggested Shevchenko had a slight advantage in power over Grasso, with a 35% knock out percentage over Grasso's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Shevchenko had an advantage over Grasso, with a 30% submission rate over Grasso's 13%.

Alexa Grasso was the younger woman by 6 years, at 30 years old.

Grasso had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Grasso was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made her debut in 2012, 9 years and 7 months later than Shevchenko, whose first professional fight was in 2003. She had fought 28 less professional rounds, 53 to Shevchenko's 81.

Grasso vs Shevchenko II form

Alexa Grasso had beaten 5 of her last 5 opponents.

In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had won against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by submission in the 4th round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Viviane Araujo at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo on 15th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by submission in the 1st round at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.

Before that, she was victorious against Maycee Barber at UFC 258 on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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.

Shevchenko had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Alexa Grasso at UFC 285 on 4th March 2023 by submission in the 4th round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, she had beaten Taila Santos at UFC 275 on 11th June 2022 by split decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.

Going into that contest, she had defeated Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, she was victorious against Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

She had won against Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Valentina Shevchenko had been fighting more than Alexa Grasso.

Going to this contest, Alexa Grasso had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 18 days ago, while Valentina Shevchenko's last outing had been 1 year, 2 months and 18 days ago.

Grasso's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 23 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 29 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Shevchenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Grasso vs Shevchenko II?

Alexa Grasso was a 7/5 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Valentina Shevchenko made her way into the ring at 29/50 (-170) with oddsmakers.

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