Karen Alexa Grasso Montes, better known as Alexa Grasso, is a Mexican mixed martial artist (MMA) who competes in the flyweight division. She is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Alexa Grasso was born on August 9, 1993, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. She started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is a Purple belt.
Alexa Grasso made her professional MMA debut in December 2012 in her native Mexico. During the first eighteen months of her career, she amassed an undefeated record of 5 wins (3 by TKO, 2 by decision) and 0 losses.
Alexa Grasso signed with Invicta FC in 2014. She made her debut on September 6, 2016, versus Ashley Cummins at Invicta FC 8 and won by unanimous decision. After the great start, Alexa Grasso recorded 3 more wins at Invicta FC – versus Alida Gray (TKO), Mizuki Inoue (unanimous decision), and Jodie Esquibel (unanimous decision). She kept her unbeaten record and was considered one of the biggest stars in the professional MMA.
Alexa Grasso made her UFC debut on November 5, 2016, at UFC Fight Night 98. She won her fight versus Heather Clark by unanimous decision. A few months later, on February 4, 2017, she recorded her first loss versus Felice Herrig at UFC Fight Night 104, losing by unanimous decision. In the UFC, she had five more fights – 3 wins (versus Randa Markos by split decision, Karolina Kowalkiewicz by unanimous decision, and Ji Yeon Kim by unanimous decision) and 2 losses (from Tatiana Suarez by rear-naked choke submission, and Carla Esparza by majority decision).
On February 13, 2021, Alexa Grasso recorded her 13th victory in the professional MMA. She took part at the UFC 258 fighting versus Maycee Barber. Alexa Grasso won by a unanimous decision, extending her perfect MMA performance. Definitely, she is one of the most remarkable MMA fighters ever.
Alexa Grasso has a professional MMA record of 13-3-0 (W-L-D).
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