Sources: UFC finalizing Calderwood-Grasso bout


The UFC is concentrating on a flyweight bout between Joanne Calderwood and Alexa Grasso for a UFC Combat Night time on Nov. 20, sources mentioned Monday.

The bout shouldn’t be but official however is within the technique of being finalized, sources mentioned. The UFC has not introduced an occasion or location for the date, but it surely might happen in Las Vegas.

Along with the matchup, Calderwood (15-6) has signed a brand new multifight cope with the UFC, sources mentioned.

Initially from Scotland and now coaching in Las Vegas, Calderwood was scheduled to problem Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC title in June 2020, however the combat fell by means of because of a Shevchenko damage.

Moderately than watch for the champ, Calderwood took a combat in opposition to Jennifer Maia and misplaced by way of submission in August 2020. She is 1-1 in two fights since then.

Grasso (13-3), of Guadalajara, Mexico, is coming off back-to-back wins in opposition to Ji Yeon Kim and Maycee Barber. The 27-year-old is 2-0 since transferring up from the 115-pound division.

Calderwood and Grasso are thought of two of the highest flyweights within the division who haven’t but fought Shevchenko. They’re at the moment Nos. 6 and 10 within the UFC rankings, respectively. Shevchenko will search her sixth title protection in opposition to Lauren Murphy at UFC 265 subsequent month.

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