Interesting observation from Joe Rogan shows Alexa Grasso’s INSANE squeeze while choking Valentina Shevchenko

Alexa Grasso's tight submission against Valentina Shevchenko was impossible to escape at UFC 285.

Interesting observation from Joe Rogan shows Alexa Grasso’s INSANE squeeze while choking Valentina Shevchenko

Joe Rogan on Alexa Grasso's win (Image source - MMA Mania/Twitter)

Alexa Grasso shocked the UFC world by submitting the long-reigning Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 285. The choke she had on Shevchenko was no ordinary one. Thanks to UFC commentator Joe Rogan’s interesting observation, fans got to notice the tight squeeze for Grasso’s submission.

After seven consecutive title defenses, UFC’s long-time women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko lost her belt. The legendary fighter fell short of her challenger, Alex Grasso. Thanks to Grasso’s elite submission skills, she is now the newly-crowned flyweight queen. The world was shocked to see Grasso submit Shevchenko in that fashion. It took the Mexican only a split second to grab the neck of the dethroned champ.

“It was training, I’m training every single day for that thing because I know she does those spinning things. I trained that because I know she hits hard, she’s a great athlete,” she said in the post-fight interview. A lot of fans were shocked that Shevchenko tapped to what looked like an ordinary choke. But Joe Rogan pointed out in the commentary that Grasso had immense strength behind that squeeze.

A recent tweet supporting Rogan’s claims showed the picture of Shevchenko’s chin after Grasso let go of her. As soon as ‘The Bullet’ attempted a spinning back kick, Grasso was quick to grab onto her rival’s back. Check out the photos below to see how tight Grasso’s title-winning squeeze was.

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Conor McGregor screams ‘Viva Mexico’ after Alexa Grasso’s title win

Alexa Grasso UFC 285
Alexa Grasso at UFC 285 (Image source – Yahoo Sports)

There were several stars in the audience to watch the amazing UFC 285 PPV event. McGregor who was at the T-Mobile Arena was more than impressed with the Mexican fighter’s performance against Valentina. The Irishman was seated next to his Hollywood co-star Jake Gyllenhaal in the front row.

After Alexa’s incredible submission, the entire arena was on its feet to applaud the new champ. Mexico now has two undisputed champions and one interim champion in UFC. McGregor was captured on camera cheering and yelling “Viva Mexico” during Grasso’s crowning moment.

Conor McGregor, who is now coaching the new season of The Ultimate Fighter took to Twitter to share the video. He wrote, “Congrats Mexico! Your new World Champion, Alexa Grasso! There are now two Mexican born UFC World Champions. Excellent! Not surprised. Viva Mexico.” With the promotion looking to put together a Cinco de Mayo fight card, there is no doubt Grasso, Brandon Moreno, and Yair Rodriguez would be eyeing to fight soon.

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