In a stunning upset at UFC 285, Alexa Grasso has become the first Mexican-born UFC women’s champion. Grasso defeated Valentina Shevchenko to win the flyweight championship, shocking fans and fighters alike.
Leading up to the fight, Shevchenko was heavily favored to win, but Grasso showed incredible skill and determination. In the end, the judges gave Grasso the unanimous decision, and the new champion was overjoyed.
“I can’t believe it,” Grasso said in the post-fight interview. “I’ve been dreaming of this my whole life, and to actually make it happen is just incredible.”
Grasso’s victory has been met with mixed reactions from the UFC community. Some are hailing her as a new star in the sport, while others are criticizing Shevchenko’s performance and calling for a rematch.
Either way, there’s no denying that Grasso’s win is a major milestone for Mexican fighters in the UFC. As the first Mexican-born women’s champion, she has undoubtedly inspired a new generation of fighters both in Mexico and around the world.