#UFCMexico Results: Alexa Grasso gets split-decision nod over Randa Markos

Tonight at UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City, 23-year-old Mexican prospect Alexa Grasso met top ten strawweight contender Randa Markos in the night’s co-main event!

Round 1: Referee Jerin Valel is in charge of the action. The fighters touch gloves and we are underway. they meet in the middle and are mixing it up. Grasso is working nice technical combinations, but Markos definitely has some heavy hands. Grasso is working the leg kick. Halfway through the round and Markos is slightly ahead in strikes landed. Grasso throws a nice combination, stuns Markos with a left hook and follows up with a high kick! Markos clinches and they’re against the fence.  Markos goes for the head and arm throw but gives up the back. Grasso working some nice ground and pound– mixing in some elbows. Markos muscles her way back to her feet. The buzzer sounds! Close round– Markos was really pushing the action early and landing good shots, but Grasso took over the latter part of that round.

Round 2: Markos’ corner is calling for her to be more aggressive. Grasso’s got some really nice balance here, leveling out a Markos takedown. Markos succeeds on a second takedown, but Grasso is up fast. Markos catches a kick and dumps Grasso on her back– Markos is on top and is working for the mount position. Grasso finds a wizard and stands up. Markos catches another kick and dumps Grasso directly into a mount position! Grasso scrambles but Markos keeps her position on top. Markos with some huge ground and pound elbows! Markos’ top pressure is outstanding. She’s working for a finish but the timer is out!

Round 3: Grasso’s corner is calling for no more body kicks. Both fighters looking a little more patient this round. Grasso defends a Markos takedown attempt. Two minutes into the third round and Markos secures a double leg. Grasso has Markos in closed guard. Grasso opens her guard and push kicks Markos off of her. We’re back on the feet now. Grasso is finding her range better now, utilizing her boxing. Markos rushes in for a takedown, Grasso looks for a guillotine but gives it up to land a sharp elbow! Grasso is really working her striking now, catching Markos’ with some solid shots. The bell sounds, what a fight!

Alexa Grasso defeats Randa Markos via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

What did you think of the decision?

NICK

One comment

  1. I thought it could go either way depending on what the judges focused on, but being that it was being fought in Mexico, Markos needed to be a lot more dominant than she was in the third. It appeared to me that she was tired and should have practiced at altitude. Practicing for heat is fine, but altitude is a whole different animal.

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