Felice Herrig used her outside striking skills paired with perpetual footwork to break the undefeated streak of the UFC’s #12 ranked strawweight, Alexa Grasso, in the UFC Houston co-main event. Herrig really got her punches going in the second frame, finding regular success with the right hand. Grasso came alive in the third round, and was even able to stagger Herrig at the buzzer, but it was too little too late. After Herrig earned the unanimous decision nod, she celebrated by calling out Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson.
Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play from round 2 of Felice Herrig vs. Alexa Grasso:
Round 2 – Herrig connects flush with a right for the first time. And again. Inside leg kick from Grasso. Grasso misses with some spinning kicks. Kick to the body from Herrig. Grasso not throwing much. Herrig wades in and lands the right again. Herrig goes to the body. Outside leg kick from Grasso. Very nice counter right hook from Herrig. Body kick from Grasso. They both land in tight but Herrig landed harder. Grasso landed a kick right as Herrig shot in. She got a takedown though. Easy 10-9 Herrig.
Felice Herrig defeated Alexa Grasso by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
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