It’s been seventeen months almost to the day since Invicta FC strawweight fighter Alexa Grasso (7-0) has made the long walk to the Invicta cage.
But this Friday, July 29th, she makes her triumphant return to MMA at Invicta FC 18 in the main event, taking on Jodie Esquibel (5-1). Toting an unbeaten record and still one of the most feared strawweights in the Invicta organization, a win from Grasso would quickly put her back into title contention potentially setting up a fight with current strawweight champion Angela Hill at the end of the year.
Grasso’s teammate Irene Aldana was also supposed to fight on the co-main event of this card but due to her opponent, Talia Santos not being able to obtain physical documents for her approved visa in the time allotted before the fight, will not be fighting this card. Invicta looks to schedule Aldana on an upcoming card in September.
Invicta FC 18 streams live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass, Friday, July 29th at 8pm ET.