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UFC on ESPN+ 17: Carla Esparza takes on Alexa Grasso

Both fighters need a big win to continue top-5 ranking momentum

Inaugural UFC strawweight champion No.9 Carla Esparza (14-6-0) will take on Mexican No. 11 Alexa Grasso (11-2-0) at Mexico’s UFC on ESPN+ 17 event in September.

Esparza revealed the bout on her Instagram account Sunday but the UFC has not yet confirmed the matchup.

https://twitter.com/CarlaEsparza1/status/1147964940755656704

“The Cookie Monster,” 31, recently snapped a two fight losing streak by decisioning Virna Jandiroba at UFC on ESPN+ 9 in April.

Meanwhile, Grasso, 25, took a unanimous decision from Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 238 in June. The former Invicta FC prodigy is 3-2-0 in the octagon since debuting in November 2018.

UFC on ESPN+ 17 is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Mexico Arena in Mexico City, Mexico.

More bouts are expected to be announced.

@kenaiandrews

 

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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