Alexa Grasso won the UFC Women’s Lightweight title in March with victory over Valentina Shevchenko and now the pair face off again in a much anticipated rematch.
|What||Alexa Grasso v Valentina Shevchenko|
|Where||T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|When||September 16, 2023|
|How to watch||TNT Sports|
|Odds||Alexa Grasso 15/8, Valentina Shevchenko 4/9|
The fight between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko is due to take place in the early hours of Sunday 17th September.
The ring walks of the fight between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko are likely to take place around 3am GMT on Sunday 17th September.
The bout between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko will be at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The arena opened in 2016 and has a capacity of 20,000 for MMA events. The Las Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL play their home games in the arena.
In March 2017, the UFC signed a seven-year contract to become an official tenant of the arena. As a result, the UFC host at least four events a year in the venue.
Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor, as well as the last two fights between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin have taken place at the arena.
Conor McGregor’s bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Irishman’s fights with Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier also took place in the venue.
The fight between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko will be shown on TNT Sports.
The UFC Women's Flyweight Championship is on the line in this bout between Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko after the pair fought for the belt in March.
Alexa Grasso has a professional record of 16 wins and three losses from 19 bouts. Four of those wins have come by way of knockout, two by submission and 10 on the judge’s scorecards.
Grasso made her UFC debut in 2016 and had a patchy record to begin with, losing three of her first six fights in the organisation.
However, since then, she has recorded wins over Kim Ji-yeon, Maycee Barber, Joanne Wood and Viviane Araújo.
The culmination of that success came in March when she shocked the UFC by claiming a submission victory over Valentina Shevchenko to take the Women’s Lightweight Championship.
She has yet to defend her title and this rematch will be her first opportunity to put the belt on the line.
Valentina Shevchenko has a professional record of 23 wins from 27 bouts, with four defeats.
After making her UFC debut in 2015, Shevchenko was beaten twice by Amanda Nunes, the second of which was for the UFC Bantamweight title.
She returned to the flyweight division following that and won the UFC Women’s Flyweight title in 2018, beating Joanna Jędrzejczyk by decision.
Following that Shevchenko went on a seven-fight winning streak that saw her defend her title every time.
However, her run of success came to an end in March as she was beaten by Alexa Grasso by way of submission, ending her five-year reign as UFC Women’s Flyweight champion.
A welterweight bout between Kevin Holland and Jack Della Maddalena is the highlight of the undercard of Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko's rematch.
A bantamweight fight between Raul Rosas Jr. and Terrence Mitchell follows a bout between Daniel Zellhuber and Christos Giagos.
Lupita Godinez and Sam Hughes are also set to do battle, along with Fernando Padilla and Kyle Nelson.
Edgar Chairez and Daniel Lacerda are also scheduled to fight, along with Tracy Cortez and Jasmine Jasudavicius.