UFC on ESPN 33: Alexa Grasso vs Joanne Wood women’s flyweight bout prediction, odds and fight preview

Both Grasso and Wood have made their way into the UFC out of Invicta FC, the premiere MMA organisation for women's MMA.

Alexa Grasso- Joanne Wood
Alexa Grasso- Joanne Wood

The co-main event of UFC on ESPN 33 comprises an action-packed women’s flyweight bout between Alexa Grasso and Joanne Wood. Grasso is on a rise as the 28-year-old is 3-1 in her last four fights and lost that one fight to a former strawweight champion in Carla Esparza. In her overall MMA career, Grasso is 13-3 with 4 wins by knockouts. Her significant victories include the likes of Heather Clark, Randa Markos, former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Ji Yeon Kim and Maycee Barber.

Wood, on the other hand, is 15-7 in her overall MMA career with 6 wins by finishes. While Grasso has constantly proved that she is a legit future contender for a title fight, Wood has a much tougher job at hand as she first has to prove her legitimacy in the rankings by bouncing from her ongoing 2-fight skid. Regardless, Woods has won over the likes of Cortney Casey, Valerie Letourneau, Ariana Lipski, Andre Lee, Jessica Eye and many more.

Joanne Wood vs Alexa Grasso fight preview

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Wood during weigh-ins

This fight shouldn’t be overlooked if you are a true MMA fan, this contest is going to get as competitive as possible. Both the fighters like to stand and trade in Muay Thai style. While Wood can diversify her strikes as soon as possible, Grasso seems to have an edge in the hand speed. Wood and Grasso were originally scheduled to fight back in November 2021, but the fight was called off due to some reason from Grasso’s side and then Wood faced Taila Santos, who defeated Wood via submission. Santos meanwhile, is going to face the current UFC women’s strawweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko.

Joanne Wood vs Alexa Grasso: odds and final prediction

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Grasso in her post-fight photoshoot

Grasso opened up as the betting favourite with a -180 against Wood who is +160.

Official Prediction: Alexa Grasso to defeat Joanne Wood via unanimous decision.

Grasso has more to get from this fight than Wood and her rise which can be recorded from her previous performances show that there’s no stopping to Mexico’s Grasso. Who do you think wins this potential fight that could decide the future of title contention in women’s flyweight?

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