UFC Vegas 62 Grasso vs Araujo Where to watch, Undercard, Preview & more

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Defeating Valentina Shevchenko, the current UFC flyweight champion seems unlikely. UFC Vegas 62 Grasso vs Araujo takes place on October 15, and in it, Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo will meet to see who among them is the better fighter. This fight will go down at the APEX Center, home of the UFC, in Las Vegas.

Grasso made her professional debut that same year (2012) and is currently ranked fifth in the UFC’s flyweight rankings. She began her career in the UFC in 2017; to date, she is 6-3 there. Grasso has won three straight bouts after her first defeat to Carla Esparza this year.

In March, Grasso fought and won a submission victory over Joanne Wood.

Araujo, currently ranked sixth, made her professional debut in 2015. Araujo, a former Pancrase strawweight champion, began competing for the UFC in 2019. She has a 5-2 record in the promotion, and she just won a unanimous decision against Andrea Lee in May.

Shevchenko has total control of his division. To make a change, Grasso and Araujo are prepared to take action.

Next Saturday, October 15, is UFC 62 in Las Vegas. The preliminary rounds started at 4 p.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. Grasso and Araujo could enter the ring as early as 10 p.m. ET depending on how long the undercard fights go.

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All details about UFC Vegas 62 Grasso vs Araujo

  • Event: UFC Vegas 62 Grasso vs Araujo
  • Date: 15 October.
  • Start time: 04:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Main card: 7 p.m. (ET)
  • Venue: UFC’s APEX Center in Las Vegas

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UFC Vegas 62 Grasso vs Araujo Undercard & Preview

Main Cards:

The matchup features a Women’s Flyweight Bout: Alexa Grasso (14-3-0), taking on Viviane Araujo (11-3-0)

If the fight goes the complete five rounds, Grasso has the advantage. She has the edge in volume and cardio, so she should do well no matter where the fight is held. I don’t think Araujo can pull off the upset without a fast start and a quick finish. Grasso is a safe pick for cash and GPP tournaments, so I’ll take her.

A matchup features Bantamweight Bout: Cub Swanson (28-12-0) and Jonathan Martinez (15-4-0)

Swanson is dropping to 135 pounds for the first time, but he seems to be struggling. In terms of raw strength, he’s ahead, but I’d give the nod to Martinez in all other categories. Martinez probably keeps Swanson at a distance and cuts him down with kicks and long jabs. Martinez will likely come out on top, but I anticipate a closer decision.

Flyweight Bout: Brandon Royval (14-1-1) and Askar Askarov (14-6-0)

I anticipate a close bout here. The volume and intensity levels must be relatively close to what one experiences at the feet. It seems likely that Askarov will have the upper hand in wrestling and takedowns while Royval will have the upper hand in grappling and finishing. Askarov is the most likely person to make the call. More likely than not, Royval will end the race quickly. Both are difficult to put your faith in for cash prizes, but they each have a place in GPPs.

Middleweight Bout: Dusko Todorovic (11-3-0) and Jordan Wright (12-3-0, 1NC)

This should be a knockout round that wraps up quickly. Both men are powerful and vulnerable. Todorovic will have the advantage in wrestling, while Wright should have the edge in volume. Todorovic would have my support if he planned to take this fight to the ground. While picking between the two is challenging, both are good plays for GPP tournaments, thanks to the high-scoring potential of an early knockout.

Light Heavyweights Bout: Alonzo Menifield (12-3-0) vs Misha Cirkunov (15-8-0) 

If Cirkunov can lock in a submission, he will be able to win despite the current difficulties. Menifield has shown good wrestling to complement his tremendous power, and he should have the takedown defence to keep this on the feet long enough to score an early knockout. He would probably come out on top in a decision based on sheer numbers, too. When it comes to cash games and GPPs, Menifield is a top pick.

Prelims Card

Bantamweight Bout: Mana Martinez (9-3-0) vs. Brandon Davis (14-9-0)

However, Davis will win out in terms of overall output. He was quickly knocked out the last time he tried to make a comeback to the UFC. If you have Mana, please end this quickly. Bet on him in any game; he never disappoints.

Bantamweight Bout: Victor Henry (22-5-0) vs. Raphael Assuncao (27-9-0).

In all likelihood, this is Assuncao’s last bout before retiring. Henry impressed in his unexpected debut and will now benefit from an entire training camp. I think he’ll breeze through this fight and win by knockout.

Middleweight Bout: Jacob Malkoun (6-2-0) vs. Nick Maximov (8-1-0)

The better wrestler and the one with the better takedowns should win this match. The outcome is wide open in a fight without much striking, but I’m picking Maximov because of his size advantage and takedown defence. The victor could be worth a lot of points, so back him.

Featherweight Bout: Lucas Alexander (0-0-0) vs. Joanderson Brito (13-3-1).

Since Alexander is inexperienced and has erratic striking, he will likely need a knockout to win. For both cash and GPP tournaments, Brito should make this look simple and quickly end it.

Women’s Strawweight Bout: Sam Hughes (1-1-0) vs. Piera Rodriguez (8-0-0). (7-4-0)

Without a doubt, Rodriguez is the superior striker and will have the upper hand on the feet, but I have no idea how much of the fight will be fought that way. They are both influential wrestlers with solid takedowns, so it could come down to which one is the better technician.

Flyweight Bout: CJ Vergara (10-3-1) and Tatsuro Taira (11-0-0)

Vergara has a little more volume, but the fight on the feet will be close. Taira will be stronger and in a much better position on the mat. Taira is the superior fighter, so he ought to prevail. Neither is reliable enough for cash games, but Taira could be used in GPPs.

The match features Welterweight Bout:  Mike Jackson (1-1-0) and Pete Rodriguez (4-1-0)

Rodriguez has a lot of strength but has never made it past the third minute. Jackson is not a top-tier fighter, although he survived a barrage of power shots in his recent bout. Jackson is likely to win if the fight goes the distance, but I have Rodriguez winning via knockout in the first round. The plays Rodriguez makes are fantastic for any game.

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