This possible challenger to UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is looking for another main event fight in the hopes of getting her ready for a championship fight. UFC Fight Night 212’s main event saw Grasso (15-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) defeat Viviane Araujo (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) by unanimous decision on Saturday at the UFC Apex. Grasso’s first UFC main event was also his first ever five-round fight.
“I don’t know. I have to wait because there’s an important fight, too,” Grasso said.
“It’s kind of like semifinals, but this is important. I have to wait. But definitely I faced a big challenge. First (time) 25 minutes fighting, and I hope I can do it again.
“I wish I can have another main event with one of the other girls – maybe the winner (Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot), No. 2, the ones that are at the top. I would like to test myself again 25 minutes before that (title fight). But if I have to go for the belt, I will do it.”
“I think five months is the perfect that you have to recover. I don’t want to rush, either. Right now, I feel good. But when you go home: ‘Oh my God, my shoulder. My knee.’ So I want to be 100 percent sure I’m good to be back in training and have a training camp. So twice a year fits perfect for me.”
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