A strawweight fight between Randa Markos and Alexa Grasso has been scheduled for the August 5th UFC Fight Night 114 event.
Markos (7-4) is coming off the biggest victory of her career, taking out the former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza at UFC Fight Night 105.
The 31-year-old has picked up other UFC victories over Aisling Daly and Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, whilst suffering losses against Jessica Penne, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Cortney Casey. Markos is currently the No. 9 ranked strawweight on the UFC’s official media-generated rankings.
She’ll now meet Mexico’s Grasso (9-1), a top prospect looking to rebound from her first professional defeat, a decision loss to Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 104. Prior to the loss, the 23-year-old racked up a perfect 4-0 record under the Invicta FC banner before picking up a decision win over Heather Jo Clark in Grasso’s much-anticipated UFC debut.
UFC Fight Night 114 takes place on August 5th at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico.