Stephen Thompson, Charles Woodson and Other MMA Superstars Impressed With Alexa Grasso’s UFC 258 Performance

Published 02/14/2021, 12:25 AM EST

The co-main event at UFC 258 saw #10 ranked Maycee Barber take on #15 ranked Alexa Grasso in what was a crucial fight in the women’s flyweight division. 


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Given her stunning record, Barber was touted as the future of the flyweight division. She was on an eight-fight win streak before suffering the first loss of her career against Roxanne Modafferi last January. 

Therefore, the big question going into the fight was how ‘The Future’ would handle the first loss of her career and if she could bounce back to secure a win against a tough adversary in Grasso


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‘The Future’ did look charged up, but she came up short against Alexa Grasso, who secured an impressive unanimous decision win over a tough contender.

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Twitter reacts as Alexa Grasso secures an impressive unanimous decision win 

Former Heisman trophy winner and Super Bowl XLV champion, Charles Woodson, took to Twitter to appreciate a fellow athlete.

Rob Tatum took to Twitter to share his scores after round one.

Brianna Van Buren complimented both women on their display.

Ariel Helwani commented on the impressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu displayed by Grasso.

Cat Zingano commented on the size difference between the two women. Did you see it as well?

Tecia Torres took to Twitter in praise of Alexa Grasso.

UFC Espanol Tweeted ‘Alexa wants to submit her’.

Billy Quarantillo took to Twitter to praise Grasso’s boxing.

Niko Price also praised Grasso and her boxing skills.

Wonderboy‘, who is one of the best strikers in the UFC, tweeted in awe of Alexa’s boxing as well.

Dillon Danis commented in a mocking tone of Barber’s performance.

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry praised Barber’s comeback in round three.

Megan Anderson who fights Amanda Nunes for the title next month took to Twitter to praise the evolution of Alexa Grasso as a martial artist.


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With a win tonight, Grasso extended her win streak to 2-0. The Mexican fighter’s display was extremely well rounded. She showed impressive wrestling and grappling, which she has added to her excellent boxing as well.


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If Grasso is able to continue her growth as a martial artist as we have seen today, it will not be long before she fights for a title. What did you make of Alexa Grasso’s performance tonight? Let us know in the comments below!


Kevin Binoy

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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.