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Randa Markos self-quarantines following UFC Brasilia due to illness

Harry Kettle - March 18, 2020

UFC fighter Randa Markos has gone into self-isolation due to an illness after arriving back in Canada following UFC Brasilia. The strawweight fighter featured in one of the most intriguing bouts on the prelims this past weekend as she went head to head with Amanda Ribas. Markos was beaten by the rising star, with Ribas winning via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25).

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Paige VanZant withdraws from fight with Amanda Ribas

Tom Taylor - January 23, 2020

The tough breaks just keep coming for Paige VanZant. After over a year on the shelf due to a series of unfortunate injuries, VanZant was expected to return to the cage opposite Amanda Ribas at UFC Brasilia on March 14.

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Claudia Gadelha vs Randa Markos in the works for UFC 239

Drake Riggs - April 30, 2019

Every year the UFC stacks up their big International Fight Week event with the biggest and best fights possible. This year that event is UFC 239 and the stacking got going early and often. Well, it continues on as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto confirmed that a big strawweight match-up between perennial top 15 contenders in Claudia Gadelha (16-4) and Randa Markos (9-6-1) is now officially in the works for the July 6 date.

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EXCLUSIVE | Randa Markos: Finding comfortability in experience

Drake Riggs - March 18, 2019

It takes four years to graduate from high school. It takes the same amount of time to acquire a bachelor’s degree. From any starting point to its end, lessons can be learned and experience will be gained along the way. However, the growing process never entirely stops. Whether it pertains to physical capabilities or the mental. Perhaps both together as a pair as they more often than not go hand in hand.

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EXCLUSIVE | Randa Markos and The Warrior Spirit

Drake Riggs - March 12, 2018

What do fighters do? The simple answer: they fight. Though the deeper you dig, it’s much more than that and everything that leads up to the moment they’ve been working their whole lives for, is not so simple.

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Disappointed Randa Markos calls close Alexa Grasso loss "discouraging sh*t"

Tom Taylor - August 6, 2017

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Mexico City, Mexico, Randa Markos attempted to build on the momentum of a career-best defeat of former strawweight champion Carla Esparza with a win over highly regarded Mexican prospect Alexa Grasso. Though Markos was forced to take Grasso on in her home country, at altitude, and at a 119-pound catchweight due to Grasso’s weigh-in miss, she performed very well, giving her young foe plenty of problems. Unfortunately for the Canadian and her team, Grasso was ultimately awarded a split decision win. Needless to say, things didn’t go the way Markos planned. And while she seems to understand the fight was close, she feels she should have received the nod. The frustrated Canadian gave her assessment of the fight on Twitter, and also explained that she feels she deserved Fight of the Night honors – even if Grasso was ineligible due to her weigh-in miss.

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UFC Fight Night 114 Results: Alexa Grasso defeats Randa Markos (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - August 5, 2017

A strawweight scrap between Randa Markos and Alexa Grasso served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 114 fight card in Mexico City. Round one begins and Grasso lands a kick to the body of Markos to start. Randa is circling looking for a way inside. Grasso with a nice left hand. Randa responds with a heavy right. Grasso eats it and fires off a low kick. Markos with another right hand. Alexa fires right back with a left. Randa leaps forward and lands a combination. She is scoring with a some big punches now. Randa pushes Alexa against the cage. She opts to let go of the clinch and begins to throw more leather. Alexa responds with a low kick. Randa with a right hand and then she circles out. Grasso presses forward and lands an outside low kick. Randa charges forward with a combination but nothing connects. Another good low kick from Alexa. Both women connect with left hands. Grasso with a left hook and then an uppercut. Randa might be stunned here. Grasso presses Randa against the cage and begins working some knees. Randa is bleeding. Grasso gets the fight to the floor and begins working some ground and pound. She takes the back of Markos. Randa scrambles and gets back to her feet. She presses Grasso against the cage. Grasso switches the position and lands some knees. Randa reverses and lands a left hook. The ladies break and round one comes to an end.

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Strawweight prospect Alexa Grasso returns at UFC Fight Night 114 in August

Tom Taylor - June 29, 2017

23-year-old Mexican talent Alexa Grasso entered the year 2017 with a reputation as one of the hottest prospects in the UFC strawweight division. In her first fight of the year, however, she experienced the first setback of her pro career, as she was out-hustled by the amply more experienced Felice Herrig, and ultimately lost a unanimous decision. On August 5, when the UFC touches down in Mexico City with UFC Fight Night 114, Grasso will have the opportunity to bounce back from this first pro loss. Her opponent will be Canadian contender Randa Markos.