Heading into the main event of UFC Vegas 62, fans fully expected to witness the next flyweight contender emerge between Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo.
Grasso had yet to taste defeat since making the jump up to the 125-pound division in 2020. The Mexican champion defeated Joanne Wood in the first round at UFC Columbus. Prior to that performance, she emerged victorious over Ji Yeon Kim and Maycee Barber.
Standing opposite of her, Araujo looked to improve on her decision win over Andrea Lee at UFC Vegas 54 in May. The Brazilian had her streak of two wins ended by Katlyn Chookagian, who was challenging her for the UFC title.
But after 25 minutes of hard-fought action, it was Grasso who emerged victorious, claiming a unanimous decision victory via one-sided scores.
Check out how their fellow fighters reacted to Grasso vs. Araujo’s main event beloww.
Great scrap ladies! #UFCVegas62
— Dan Ige (@Dynamitedan808) October 16, 2022
Everything was so close you almost have to look at who had the biggest punch of the round. #UFCVegas62
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) October 16, 2022
Great main event ladies What a fight @AlexaGrasso so fun to watch! @ufc #ufcfightnight
— Alex Chambers (@alexchambersmma) October 16, 2022
Great fight ladies ! Our division is on fire #UFCVegas62
— Casey Oneill (@kingcaseymma) October 16, 2022
— Johnny Munoz (@KidKvenbo) October 16, 2022
Viviane Araujo tentou de tudo, mas a noite realmente foi de Grasso. boxe alinhado e eficiente nos contra-golpes. Acredito que ela estara em breve numa disputa de titulo.
Grande luta, espero que Viviane de a volta por cima e parabenizo a atleta mexicana! #UFCnocombate
— Luiz Besouro (@BesouroRFT) October 16, 2022
— Jasmine Jasudavicius (@JasJasudavicius) October 16, 2022
50-45? If you gave round 1 to Grasso, how didn’t you give round 4 to Araujo? #UFCVegas62
— Ryan Quinn (@thecornermanmma) October 16, 2022
arekusaSheng tsuta !Xi shii!
Congratulations! !koredehuraiJi 4 Lian Sheng pic.twitter.com/BBJP8jYbFC
— MIZUKI / Mei Jin Xi (@fighter_mizuki) October 16, 2022