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Noche UFC Results: Alexa Grasso vs. Valentina Shevchenko 2 ends in Split Draw

LockerRoom Team
17 September 2023

Noche UFC happened today and had the UFC Flyweight title on the line. The main event between Valentina Shevchenko and Alexa Grasso delivered as expected. The fight went the complete distance and ended in a split draw much to the surprise of many. 

The championship finale of Noche UFC proved to be a captivating spectacle as Alexa Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko engaged in an intense battle over five rounds. The main event delivered moments of parity, punctuated by exhilarating exchanges that kept the audience thoroughly entertained.

Round 1 remained evenly matched, with Shevchenko landing early shots before Grasso switched to a southpaw stance, effectively employing her jab. The second round saw the champion staggering the challenger with a powerful right hand, causing her to stumble backward. However, the former titleholder responded impressively, securing victory in the third round. Grasso posed a threat with a mounted guillotine and showcased effective ground skills throughout.

The championship rounds unfolded with an air of tension and precision. In the fourth round, Grasso targeted Shevchenko with a series of short knee strikes to the head before attempting a back take but relinquishing her position. The "Bullet" capitalized on this opportunity, landing a pivotal elbow strike that caused a cut on Grasso's face. The fifth round saw the former champion starting strong, picking at Grasso, but a mistake allowed the Mexican titleholder to seize her opponent's back and dominate the remainder of the round with strikes and choke attempts.

As the final horn sounded, the crowd erupted in anticipation of the outcome. When the judges' scores were announced, a draw emerged, with each fighter winning 48-47 on one card, and the third official declaring the fight even.

In this classic encounter, Grasso retained her title, leaving the future uncertain but undoubtedly intriguing. While it may not have been the definitive result many had hoped for, this battle showcased the incredible talents of both fighters and will be remembered as an outstanding fight in the annals of UFC history

Closely contested co-main

The highly anticipated welterweight co-main event featuring Jack Della Maddalena and Kevin Holland delivered on its promise of entertainment.

Throughout the first two rounds, the two ranked fighters remained closely matched. Della Maddalena exhibited efficient and economical fighting, while Holland displayed a higher volume of strikes. Every time one fighter gained an advantage, the other promptly countered, maintaining the back-and-forth nature of the contest. This pattern and rhythm persisted into the third round.

After a hard-fought 15 minutes, the outcome hinged on the judges' scorecards, and their decision was divided. Ultimately, Jack Della Maddalena emerged victorious with a split decision in his favor. This victory marked his sixth consecutive win in the UFC and extended his remarkable streak of 16 consecutive wins overall.

Other results on the card

Raul Rosas Jr made a triumphant return to the winning column as he stopped Terrance Mitchell in the first round itself. Daniel Zellhuber submitted Christos Giagos in the second round after an exciting fight when Kyle Nelson got the better of Fernando Padilla.

In the prelims, Loopy Godinez showcased her dominance when she submitted Elise Reed in the second-round via a rear-naked choke. Tracy Cortez remained undefeated in her UFC career with another win. This time around, Tracy secured a unanimous decision win over Jasmine Jasudavicius.

Josefine Knutsson, Charlie Campbell, Edgar Chairez and Roman Kopylov also secured wins in the preliminary card.

You can see the complete results from the event below.

Noche UFC Results:

  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso ends in Split Draw
  • Jack Della Maddalena (29-28, 29-28) defeats Kevin Holland (29-28) by split decision
  • Raul Rosas Jr defeats Terrance Mitchell by TKO, Round 1, :54
  • Daniel Zellhuber defeats Christos Giagos by submission, anaconda choke, Round 2, 3:26
  • Kyle Nelson (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) defeats Fernando Padilla by unanimous decision
  • Loopy Godinez defeats Elise Reed by submission, rear naked choke, Round 2, 3:38
  • Roman Kopylov defeats Josh Fremd by TKO (body shot) at 4:44 of Round 2
  • Edgar Chairez versus Daniel Lacerda declared a no decision at 3:47 of Round 1
  • Tracy Cortez (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) defeats Jasmine Jasudavicius by unanimous decision
  • Charlie Campbell defeats Alex Reyes by TKO (right hand) at 3:38 of Round 1
  • Josefine Knutsson (30-24, 30-25, 30-27) defeats Marnic Mann by unanimous decision

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