Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko will take on Alexa ” Grasso in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 285 card.

In this post, we will break down Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Valentina Shevchenko is coming in with a 23-3-0 record. Shevchenko will be fighting for the first time since a win via split decision against Taila Santos at UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka in June.

Grasso, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Viviane Araujo on June 11, 2022 at UFC Fight Night: Grasso vs. Araujo and holds a 15-3-0 record.

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso
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Valentina Shevchenko has an southpaw fighting stance with a 66 reach. The 29-year-old, Alexa Grasso is an orthodox fighter with a 66 reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Valentina Shevchenko:
→ Shevchenko’s striking accuracy is .
→ Shevchenko lands 3.19 significant strikes per minute.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown accuracy is .
→ Shevchenko’s takedown average is 2.53 per 15 minutes.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown defense is .

Shevchenko comes in with striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.19 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Grasso fires at 44% accuracy, landing about 5.14 significant strikes per minute. Valentina Shevchenko also has a takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.53 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Grasso’s 0.44 takedowns and 64% takedown accuracy.

Alexa Grasso:
→ Grasso’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Grasso lands 5.14 significant strikes per minute.
→ Grasso’s takedown accuracy is 57%.
→ Grasso’s takedown average is 0.44 per 15 minutes.
→ Grasso’s takedown defense is 64%.

Alexa spent on average 13:40 minutes in the Octagon and Valentina has an average fight time of minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 285 is live in , who do you think will win, Valentina or Alexa? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane
March 4, 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso

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