Alexa Grasso Returns to the Octagon Against Joanne Calderwood on UFC Fight Night in November

Published 08/03/2021, 11:30 AM EDT


A flyweight clash between Joanne Calderwood and Alexa Grasso is reportedly under works. The two top flyweight contenders are expected to clash on a November card. The ranked contenders of the 125 lbs division will meet at a UFC Fight Night card on November 20.

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‘Jojo’ is currently ranked no.6 in the flyweight division. She lost a split decision against Lauren Murphy at UFC 263. The no.10 ranked Grasso is riding a 2-fight winning streak in the division. She last bettered Maycee Barber at UFC 258.  A win for either fighter will catapult them in the division’s rankings.

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Calderwood has a professional record of 15-6. Out of her 15 wins, 6 have come via finishes. 5 T/KO and 1 submission wins comprise those numbers for him. Grasso has a professional record of 13-3. She has a total of 4 finishes all of which have come via T/KO.

Calderwood is the older fighter at 34. She is 7 years senior to her counterpart, Grasso. As per reports, the bout is in the final stages of being made official.

Joanne Calderwood signs contract extension with the UFC

Jojo‘ has reportedly signed an extension with the UFC. She is tied in a new multi-fight deal with the promotion. Calderwood is one of the most prominent stars of the flyweight division. She will look to eventually challenge for the title in the near future.

The last loss against Murphy was a big setback for Calderwood. Murphy is now challenging for the belt against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266. Given it was a split decision against her, will further hurt Calderwood.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Joanne Calderwood of Scotland punches Jessica Eye in a flyweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

But, with a win against Grasso, the flyweight contender can certainly bounce back into contention. However, it will be easier said than done. Grasso displayed the full arsenal of her skillset in her last fight against Barber. She will be determined to once again prove her mettle as one of the top contenders of the 125 lbs division of the UFC.

Who gets it done in November? Calderwood or Grasso?

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