Alexa Grasso (30, Mexico), who is active in the UFC women’s flyweight division, is a fighter that UFC President Dana White especially cherishes.
This is because he shows a hot game based on boxing, and also has an outstanding appearance.
Many fans say Grasso and Hollywood actress Kristen Bell (43) look alike.
In Korea, Belle, who is famous for her role as Anna in Disney’s ‘Frozen’, is actively working as an actress and voice actor.
But Grasso cut it off in an interview with Yonhap News on the 3rd, saying, “I’ve heard that she looks like Bell, but I’m Alexa Grasso and a UFC fighter.”
It is her will to be evaluated as a fighter, not for her external parts.
Grasso will fight Valentina Shevchenko (35, Kyrgyzstan) for the women’s flyweight title at UFC 285, which will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on the 5th (Korean time).
Shevchenko, who previously competed at bantamweight (61.2kg), moved up immediately when the UFC added women’s flyweight (56.7kg) and went on a nine-fight win streak.
She was also nicknamed the strongest champion for her seven successful flyweight title defenses alone.
Grasso, who has recently risen to the top 5 in the women’s flyweight division with four straight wins and has a chance at a title fight, is a staunch underdog (underdog in sporting events).
However, Grasso said she “has been training for this moment” and added confidence that “Shevchenko is a great player and a human being, but she would be even more excited to beat an opponent like that.”
Champion Shevchenko kindly advised her challenger Grasso, saying that her boxing alone was not enough.
“It’s true,” Grasso meekly admitted. “Of course I want to win with punches alone, but I have to use more technique. This fight has to be perfect and accurate.”
Recently in the UFC, the breakthrough of Mexican fighters is remarkable.
Brandon Moreno (30) became the men’s flyweight champion, and Yair Rodriguez (31) became the interim featherweight champion.
Grasso said, “We are Mexican warriors. We do our best at any moment. We try to win with the best performance.”
After coming down from the Octagon, Grasso returns to being a normal person who enjoys Korean dramas on Netflix and K-pop.
He likes Korea so much that when the 2019 UFC Busan event was held, he hoped for a confrontation with Kim Ji-yeon (34).
At that time, the confrontation was canceled, but in the end, in 2020, he met Kim Ji-yeon and won a unanimous decision victory.
“I want to travel all over the world. I thought the best way to visit Korea was to fight there,” Grasso laughed.
The reason I came into contact with Korean culture was through dramas.
Grasso said, “I became interested in Korea through Netflix. It’s a really clean place, there’s no theft, and everything is in order. I don’t know why, but I like it.” 온라인카지노
After that, he did not forget to say that he enjoyed watching the dramas ‘Crash Landing on You’ and ‘Company Match’.
Grasso said, “I really like Korean culture and I really want to visit Korea. Thank you very much for your support and I want to say hello to everyone,” asking for support for his first title match.