Alexa Grasso is still quite far away from the title picture in the Flyweight division. However, she is a popular face in the world of mixed martial arts. The Mexican mixed martial artist is set to co-main event UFC 258 against future prospect Maycee Barber in what promises to be a huge match-up for the women’s flyweight division.
Not much is known about Alexa Grasso and the Mexican fighter generally keeps her personal life away from the purview of fight fans around the world. Grasso has a charming personality and a beautiful smile. While she has successfully kept her life a secret, there are rumors that Alexa Grasso is secretly dating UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez.
The couple has been seen with each other on multiple occasions outside of the UFC. Yair Rodriguez sits at the #4 spot in the UFC’s featherweight division.
Alexa Grasso boyfriend – Yair Rodriguez
The couple was spotted alongside former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez in his Lucha Libre debut. The relationship between both the fighters goes back years, and while there is no confirmation if the couple is still dating, there’s every reason to believe that the couple could still be with each other secretly.
Yair Rodriguez and Alexa Grasso came to root on fellow UFC fighter Cain Velasquez in his lucha libre debut pic.twitter.com/ypLvJRrkOj
— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) August 4, 2019
Alexa Grasso and Yair Rodriguez competed on the same card back in September of 2019 when Grasso took on Carla Esparza in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs Stephens. While the main-event was called-off after an illegal eye-poke, Grasso dropped a majority decision loss to Carla Esparza.
Both the fighters were also present for the inauguration of UFC Gym in Mexico and have been seen with each other on multiple other occasions. Do you think Alexa Grasso and Yair Rodriguez are still dating?
Alexa Grasso announced her decision to compete in the UFC’s flyweight division after she missed weight against Claudia Gadelha at UFC 246. Grasso used to compete in the UFC’s strawweight division but stepped in 6 pounds over against the weight limit of 116 pounds. Grasso issued an apology and announced her decision to compete in the flyweight division.
She made her flyweight debut against Ji Yeon Kim at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Rakic, winning the fight via unanimous decision. Grasso showed great improvement from her last fight and exhibited great control both on the feet and on the ground.