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UFC 285: Alexa Grasso ready to showcase her Mexican Style Boxing against Valentina Shevchenko

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Mexico’s Alexa Grasso is all set to take on the pound for pound queen of Women’s MMA and current flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event of UFC 285, which is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Alexa Grasso will be making history aswell at UFC 285, as she will become the first Mexican born women’s MMA fighter to ever fight for a UFC title.

This is the best test to show that I have the best boxing in the division,” Alexa Grasso said. “Obviously I’m not going to win the fight by just using my hands, because she’s a very complete fighter, and I need to have all areas covered, but definitely my biggest weapon. I’m sure that my hands will shine that night.”

Alexa Grasso vs Valentina

Alexa Grasso says her boxing will play a key part at UFC 285

Grasso believes her legendary boxing style will play a vital part in her bout against Shevchenko (23-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) (23-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC). She also believes that trusting her skills and not letting Shevchenko’s dominance frighten her will immensely improve her hitting.

As you mention it, she’s been a very dominant champion,” Grasso said. “She’s good in the striking with her kicks but also in the wrestling and jiu-jitsu areas. She’s very good.

I’ve always liked to fight the best, because it makes me improve a ton, and it makes me demand a ton from myself. I think the key for me in this one was my discipline in each training camp. This time I went overboard with everything that I did. I also think above everything. It’s the heart. You have to go in there without any doubts. I’m going in there knowing what I need to do. Is it going to be hard? Yes, but I trust in my heart.”

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