10 Jun - 
UFC 238: Alexa Grasso knew she had to keep moving against dangerous Kowalkiewicz

CHICAGO – Alexa Grasso beat Karolina Kowalkiewicz with a unanimous decision Saturday night on the preliminary card at UFC 238 in Chicago.

Take a look inside the fight with Grasso, who got back in the win column in her first fight in 13 months.

Result: Alexa Grasso def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Updated records: Grasso (11-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Kowalkiewicz (12-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC)
Key stat: Grasso’s past five wins all have been by decision, including all three in the UFC.

Grasso on the fight’s key moment

“She’s a very explosive fighter. She always goes forward, so I was ready for that. Of course we study our opponents. I think my game plan was good for her. She’s a tough opponent. All the fights she has, she always goes forward. You have to be worried. Even when I was trying to go forward, too, she always kept landing things on me so I had to keep moving all the time because she’s dangerous.”

Grasso on feeling stronger than Kowalkiewicz

“It’s been since January since I started training. Of course I had injuries and bad moments, but I always kept my mind forward, eating well, training hard, sleeping well, being disciplined, reading – I was always trying to be positive and keep the journey and enjoy the moment.”

Grasso on what she wants next

“I want the UFC to add me to Mexico’s card. I just want to be in Mexico and I want to climb the rankings, so anybody in the top 10 of the division, I’d love to (fight) and I’ll be ready to fight.”

To hear more from Grasso, check out the video of the full post-fight interview above.

And for complete coverage of UFC 238, visit the UFC Events section of the site.