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UFC Mexico City video highlights: Alexa Grasso outboxes Randa Markos down the stretch

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Check out the full fight video highlights of from the UFC Mexico City co-main event.

The UFC Mexico City co-main event saw Alexa Grasso pick up the split decision victory over the UFC’s #9 ranked strawweight Randa Markos. Both competitors went right after each other, with each finding success in the opening round with their strikes. Markos found her stride in the second stanza, as she was able to take down her opponent and unleash some unanswered ground strikes. Grasso would rally late in the final round, coming alive with her boxing down the stretch, to ultimately earn the hard fought victory over a ranked opponent.

**It should be noted that Alexa Grasso missed weight (119 lbs.)

Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of round 1 of Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos from UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno:

Round 1 – Grasso with a body kick. Markos with an inside leg kick. They trade punches. Markos with a right. Nice jab from Grasso. Outside leg kick from Grasso. Markos lands two more hard shots as Grasso advances. Nice right from Grasso. Grasso kicking again. Grasso with a straight right and she avoids the counter. Another nice jab from the Mexican fighter. Right hook/leg kick combo from Grasso. Markos threatened to spin. Grasso with a body kick and a nice combination. She clinches up and lands knees to the thigh. Markos looked for a throw but Grasso took her back and pulled her down. Grasso landed a few elbows on the ground before they returned to the feet with 40 seconds to go. They battle in the clinch for a bit. Grasso with a leg kick. 10-9 Grasso.

Alexa Grasso defeated Randa Markos by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)


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