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Alexa Grasso to Return to the Octagon on February 4

Earlier this year, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Mexico, Mexican strawweight Alexa Grasso made her long awaited UFC debut against a game Heather Jo Clark. Grasso would win this debut with a dominant unanimous decision, improving her record to a flawless 9-0 in the process.

In victory, Grasso proved that she absolutely deserves a spot in the UFC’s ever-growing strawweight division, and left fans eager for her next bout. Now, the details of that next bout have emerged.

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Grasso will make the sophomore effort of her UFC career on February 4, inside the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. She will do so against strawweight veteran Felice Herrig in a bout that marks a substantial step up in competition.

Ready or not here I come 🙂

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When we last saw Herrig in action, she scored a quick submission win over Hawaiian prospect Kailin Curran. With this win, she rebounded from a lopsided loss to Team Alpha Male staple Paige VanZant. The 32-year-old strawweight veteran will enter her bout with Grasso with an 11-6 overall record.

Prior to her debut win over Clark, Grasso went 4-0 under the Invicta Fighting Championship banner, scoring a TKO over Alida Gray and decisions over Ashley Cummins, Mizuki Inoue, and Jodie Esquibel. Before her run in the Invicta cage, she scored 4 wins on the regional circuit, including two knockouts in less than 15 seconds. She stands out as one of the finest strikers in the strawweight division.

The UFC’s February 4 return to Houston will be headlined by a featherweight battle between top-10 staple Dennis Bermudez, and fan favorite Chan Sung Jung – better known as the Korean Zombie. Other highlights of this February card include a light heavyweight battle between Ovince St. Preux and Jan Blachowicz, and a lightweight scrap between Evan Dunham and Abel Trujillo.

Do you think Grasso can improve to 2-0 in the UFC with a win over Herrig? Sound off, PENN Nation!

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM
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