Alexa Grasso May Be the Best Boxer-UFC Legend Daniel Cormier Makes a Huge Statement

Published 02/16/2021, 6:04 AM EST


At UFC 258 this weekend, Kamaru Usman put on a brilliant display to retain his welterweight title, overcoming adversity early in the fight. However, despite a brilliant performance, he was perhaps overshadowed by the co-main event on the night. Alexa Grasso put on a fantastic display as she secured an impressive unanimous decision win over a tough challenge in ‘The Future’. 

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Going into the fight, Barber had just suffered her first loss as a professional. Therefore, both fans and pundits alike were excited to see if she would be able to bounce back against a tough opponent in Grasso. 

Even though ‘The Future’ put on a commendable performance, she was out-struck by the Mexican, who seemed to have made leaps and bounds in her striking technique that was already excellent to begin with. 

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Read: ‘You can’t do that to me’- Daniel Cormier reminds Kamaru Usman

Daniel Cormier makes a bold statement about Alexa Grasso

On the recent episode of ‘DC’ & Helwani, the former two-division champion made a bold statement about Alexa Grasso’s boxing. 

He said, “Oh, here goes ‘DC’ with the grand statement. Alexa Grasso may be the best boxer, pure boxer in all of female mixed martial arts… again, Joanna is kickboxing. Joanna is a kickboxer. Valentina is a kickboxer, Amanda Nunes kickboxer.”

During the fight, Grasso won the first two rounds comfortably, using her superior striking skills. However, in the third round, ‘The Future’ mounted a strong comeback. However, Grasso had done enough to secure a unanimous decision win and extend her win streak to 2-0. 

Over the course of the fight, the Mexican fighter landed an impressive 95 total strikes with an accuracy of 59%. She could also land 38 significant strikes with an accuracy of 47%. 

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Although Grasso is known for her striking, she displayed excellent Jiu-Jitsu techniques as well, transitioning beautifully from one submission attempt to another.

The MMA community showered praise on Grasso for her brilliant display striking display. If Grasso is able to continue putting up performances such as this, it will not be long before she fights for UFC gold. 

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What do you make of Daniel Cormier’s statement? Is Alexa Grasso the best pure boxer in women’s mixed martial arts? Or is Cormier exaggerating? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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