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Alexa Grasso Wants to Teach Women to be ‘Warriors’ | UFC 246

Bloody Elbow’s own Shakiel ‘Shak’ Mahjouri recently spoke with Alexa Grasso about her journey as a fighter, the culture of female fighters in Mexico and more; before her upcoming bout against Cláudia Gadelha at UFC 246, this Saturday, January 18th from Vegas.

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Alexa Grasso speaks with Bloody Elbow’s Shakiel Mahjouri ahead of her fight with Cláudia Gadelha at the UFC 246 PPV (Pay-Per-View) event this coming Saturday, January 18th., from Las Vegas, Nevada. Grasso reflects on her near-victory over Carla Esparza, her journey as a fighter, and how the culture of female fighters has shifted in Mexico.


  • 0:04 - Should Alexa Grasso have been awarded a technical submission win over Carla Esparza
  • 1:12 - What it means to take part in a Fight of the Year contender
  • 2:30 - UFC’s impression of Alex Grasso
  • 3:35 - What the fight game means to Alex Grasso
  • 5:07 - How has the culture of women fighting changed in Mexico


Who do you think wins?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Alexa Grasso
    (46 votes)
  • 40%
    Cláudia Gadelha
    (31 votes)
77 votes total Vote Now

You can follow Shak here on Bloody Elbow, on our dual BE/MMA Mania SBN MMA YouTube Channel, on twitter @ThisIsShak, find him as a regular online writer with ET Canada, contributor at Fansided, and listen to his archives of the highly successful Pull No Punches Podcast he hosted recently with former UFC Fighter, Kajan Johnson.

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