Women’s flyweight contender Alexa Grasso has been flawless since moving up from the strawweight division in 2020. She extended her winning streak to four consecutive fights on Saturday with a unanimous decision victory over Viviane Araújo in the UFC Vegas 62 main event.
She entered Saturday’s bout ranked No. 5 in the women’s 125-pound division. Now 4-0 in the weight class, Grasso finds herself on the cusp of a title shot against champion Valentina Shevchenko.
Shevchenko holds wins over the top-four ranked fighters in the division: Katlyn Chookagian, Taila Santos, Lauren Murphy, and Jessica Andrade. Grasso could easily face Shevchenko in her next outing, but the 29-year old Mexican would rather take on another contender instead.
“I don’t know (if the win over Araújo should earn her a title shot), Grasso said during the UFC Vegas 62 Post-fight Press Conference. “I faced a big challenge first, 25 minutes fighting. I hope I can do it again. I wish I could have another main event with one of the girls… The ones that are on the top. I would like to test myself again, one more time, 25 minutes, before that.”
Of course Grasso would accept a shot at the title if that’s what the fight promotion wants to do, but that’s not her preference.
“If I have to go for the belt, I will do it,” she said. “I will do whatever [Mick] Maynard (UFC matchmaker) says. I trust him. He always puts good challenges on me, so whatever he says. But, of course, I would like to have another main event.”