Alexa Grasso Moving Up To Flyweight After UFC 246 Scale Fail

Alexa Grasso will be changing divisions after her recent weight-cutting mishap. Grasso was scheduled to take on former UFC strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha tonight (Jan. 18). The bout would’ve been featured on the main card of UFC 246…

Alexa Grasso will be changing divisions after her recent weight-cutting mishap. Grasso was scheduled to take on former UFC strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha tonight (Jan. 18). The bout would’ve been featured on the main card of UFC 246. That plan blew up in smoke during the early weigh-ins. While Gadelha was able to make […]

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Alexa Grasso Apologizes For Missing Weight, Announces Move To Flyweight

UFC 246 will be a fight light tonight after Alexa Grasso missed weight, forcing her bout with Claudia Gadelha off the card. The Mexican fighter came in 5.5lbs, over the 116 strawweight limit. This is the second time she has missed weight inside the UFC, after previously coming in 3lbs above the limit to face […]

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UFC 246 will be a fight light tonight after Alexa Grasso missed weight, forcing her bout with Claudia Gadelha off the card. The Mexican fighter came in 5.5lbs, over the 116 strawweight limit. This is the second time she has missed weight inside the UFC, after previously coming in 3lbs above the limit to face Randa Markos in 2017. However, that time the fight went ahead and Grasso emerged victorious via split decision. Speaking on social media she has now addressed her failure to make weight, the fight being scrapped and what the future holds for her in the UFC.

“I want to apologize to Claudia Gadelha and the UFC. I know this is a fight all were waiting a lot, including me. I trained very much for this and I did everything to lose those pounds.
The commission did not allow our combat although my opponent and I agreed with the sanction this implied for me. The doctors did not allow me to compete. You don’t know how difficult it has been lately to keep me in this weigh class. It was not a lack of discipline because even if I do not have a fight I’m ALWAYS on diet. I turned 26 and my body is not the same, I am growing and I am in this biological process where my metabolism is changing. I have lived in recent years to the limit of what a body needs to be healthy, and yet I have always fulfilled my obligations. Let’s not talk about a flu or if my period is crossed because that added to the diet had made the weigh cuts a real suffering. I never complain or tell these things because I am not that kind of person and I always show you my best attitude. My team and I have decided that the smartest and healthiest thing to do is to be in other weigh class. With all the respect that it deserves and of course pain in my heart I say goodbye to the strawweight division 115 LB. This year has a different goal for me and I officially move to Flyweight 125 LB. I know that at this weight I will be healthier and stronger giving my body all the nutrients it needs. Thanks to all the people who support me, my Lobo team and my coaches who are with me every day and know that what I do is completely a commitment to my sport and my career. I start a new stage in my life!”

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I want to apologize to Claudia Gadelha and the UFC I know this is a fight all were waiting a lot, including me. I trained very much for this and I did everything to lose those pounds. The commission did not allow our combat although my opponent and I agreed with the sanction this implied for me. The doctors did not allow me to compete. You don’t know how difficult it has been lately to keep me in this weigh class. It was not a lack of discipline because even if I do not have a fight I’m ALWAYS on diet. I turned 26 and my body is not the same, I am growing and I am in this biological process where my metabolism is changing. I have lived in recent years to the limit of what a body needs to be healthy, and yet I have always fulfilled my obligations. Let's not talk about a flu or if my period is crossed because that added to the diet had made the weigh cuts a real suffering. I never complain or tell these things because I am not that kind of person and I always show you my best attitude. My team and I have decided that the smartest and healthiest thing to do is to be in other weigh class. With all the respect that it deserves and of course pain in my heart I say goodbye to the strawweight division 115 LB This year has a different goal for me and I officially move to Flyweight 125 LB I know that at this weight I will be healthier and stronger giving my body all the nutrients it needs. Thanks to all the people who support me, my Lobo team and my coaches who are with me every day and know that what I do is completely a commitment to my sport and my career. I start a new stage in my life!

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Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso Scrapped From UFC 246, Gadelha Responds

A women’s strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Alexa Grasso will no longer be taking place at UFC 246 on Saturday. The pair were set to compete in a pivotal 115-pound fight on the main card of UFC 246. However, Grasso missed weight by 5.5 pounds on Friday. Ideally, the fight would have gone on […]

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A women’s strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Alexa Grasso will no longer be taking place at UFC 246 on Saturday.

The pair were set to compete in a pivotal 115-pound fight on the main card of UFC 246. However, Grasso missed weight by 5.5 pounds on Friday. Ideally, the fight would have gone on with Grasso forfeiting a percentage of her purse to Gadelha.

However, as per the Nevada State Athletic Commission, there can only be a three-pound allowance between strawweight competitors. As Gadelha made the weight at 115.5 pounds, the fight cannot be sanctioned and hence, had to be scrapped.

It’s a big blow for fight fans, but even more so for Gadelha who made the weight and also went through a training camp only to end up with no fight.

The former strawweight title challenger promptly responded to the news on social media:

“I worked so hard for this and I was so excited to put in a show for you all tomorrow but unfortunately my fight isn’t gonna happen because my opponent missed weight by 5.5 pounds. I still wanted the fight because I am a bad b*tch but Nevada Commission athlete didn’t aloud the fight to happen. A big thanks for my coaches, teammates, family and whole team for the amazing camp!! We will run it back!!”

Perhaps the UFC will go ahead and rebook this fight. Then again, this is the second time that Grasso has missed weight. Maybe it’s time for her to move up to flyweight?

What do you make of the news?

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Claudia Gadelha Reacts To Alexa Grasso Fight Cancellation For UFC 246

Claudia Gadelha has responded to her bout with Alexa Grasso being canceled. Gadelha was scheduled to compete against Grasso on the main card of UFC 246 tomorrow night (Jan. 18). It was a big opportunity for Grasso to have a breakthrough performance in …

Claudia Gadelha has responded to her bout with Alexa Grasso being canceled. Gadelha was scheduled to compete against Grasso on the main card of UFC 246 tomorrow night (Jan. 18). It was a big opportunity for Grasso to have a breakthrough performance in the 115-pound division. On the flip side, Gadelha would’ve had a chance […]

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BREAKING: Alexa Grasso vs. Claudia Gadelha Off UFC 246 Card

Alexa Grasso’s scale fail has caused the cancellation of her bout with Claudia Gadelha. Grasso was scheduled to take on Gadelha tomorrow night (Jan. 18). The strawweight bout would’ve been featured on the main card of UFC 246 inside the T-M…

Alexa Grasso’s scale fail has caused the cancellation of her bout with Claudia Gadelha. Grasso was scheduled to take on Gadelha tomorrow night (Jan. 18). The strawweight bout would’ve been featured on the main card of UFC 246 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plans have gone awry. While Gadelha tipped the scales […]

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Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso Slated For UFC 246

UFC 246 continues to take shape as a women’s strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Alexa Grasso is in the works. That’s according to MMA Junkie, citing a person with knowledge of the booking. Gadelha has been alternating between wins and losses in her last four. However, the former title challenger is is coming off […]

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UFC 246 continues to take shape as a women’s strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Alexa Grasso is in the works.

That’s according to MMA Junkie, citing a person with knowledge of the booking.

Gadelha has been alternating between wins and losses in her last four. However, the former title challenger is is coming off a victory following her unanimous decision triumph over Randa Markos back at UFC 239.

Grasso has also been alternating between wins and losses with her last outing being a controversial majority decision loss to Carla Esparza at UFC Mexico City in September. She will look to get back to winning ways against arguably her biggest name opponent yet.

News of the bout comes at the same time as MMA Junkie’s report of a featherweight matchup between Andre Fili and Sodiq Yusuff taking place on the same card.

Here’s how the card is looking as of now:

  • Maycee Barber vs. Roxanne Modafferi
  • Drew Dober vs. Nasrat Haqparast
  • Grant Dawson vs. Chas Skelly
  • Maurice Greene vs. Aleksei Oleinik
  • Claudia Gadelha vs. Alexa Grasso
  • Andrei Fili vs. Sodiq Yusuff

Official announcements for those two bouts are expected soon.

UFC 246 takes place January 18. Although there is no confirmed venue, it is expected to take place in Las Vegas.

What do you think of Gadelha vs. Grasso?

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