Noche UFC Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2: Live results and analysis

It’s time for the rematch.

Alexa Grasso defends her UFC women’s flyweight title against former longtime champ Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of Noche UFC on Saturday in Las Vegas.The fights at T-Mobile Arena are on ESPN+, with the 10 p.m. ET main card preceded by prelims at 7 p.m. The Noche UFC event is the promotion’s celebration of Mexican Independence Day.

Grasso (16-3) has won five fights in a row, most recently a fourth-round submission of Shevchenko in March that earned the Mexican her title. Grasso is No. 3 in the ESPN women’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Shevchenko (23-4) — ranked No. 2 in ESPN’s pound-4-pound rankings — had won nine straight prior to the loss to Grasso, including seven defenses of the 125-pound title she won in 2018.

ESPN MMA correspondents Marc Raimondi, Jeff Wagenheim and Brett Okamoto break down all the drama from an action-packed night in Sydney.

Saturday’s UFC fight card

ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET

  • Women’s flyweight: Alexa Grasso (c) vs. Valentina Shevchenko

  • Welterweight: Kevin Holland vs. Jack Della Maddalena

  • Men’s bantamweight: Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Terrence Mitchell

  • Lightweight: Daniel Zellhuber vs. Christos Giagos

  • Men’s featherweight: Fernando Padilla vs. Kyle Nelson

ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET

  • Strawweight: Loopy Godinez vs. Elise Reed

  • Middleweight: Roman Kopylov vs. Josh Fremd

  • Men’s flyweight: Edgar Chairez vs. Daniel Lacerda

  • Women’s flyweight: Tracy Cortez vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius

  • Lightweight: Alex Reyes vs. Charlie Campbell

  • Strawweight: Josefine Knutsson vs. Marnic Mann

(c) = defending champion

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