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Ji Yeon Kim vs. Alexa Grasso Rescheduled for UFC Event on August 29th.

Mandatory Credit: Brandon Magnus - Zuffa LLC & Esther Lin - MMA Fighting

A flyweight matchup between prospect, Ji ‘Fire Fist’ Yeon Kim and division debutante, Alexa Grasso is set to be rebooked for a UFC event on August 29th. – with a location and venue yet to be announced by the promotion. Kim and Grasso were initially scheduled to meet on June 27th. – but are now slated to meet later this year, after the former suffered an injury.

South Korea native, Kim will look to add Grasso to her winning-run, following a knockout of Nadia Kassem at UFC 243 in August. In her first outing since UFC Fight Night Mexico City back in September, Grasso looks to bounce back from a razor-thin split decision loss to inaugural strawweight best, Carla Esparza. News of the reworked bout was first reported by Solo MMA on Twitter. 

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Kim will make her sixth Octagon appearance, following her debut at UFC Fight Night Kallang in June of 2017. The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt debuted with a unanimous decision loss to Lucie Pudilová, before a pair of split judgings of her own followed opposite, Justine Kish, and Melinda Fábián. Prior to her above-noted stoppage of Australian upstart, Kassem – Kim dropped another unanimous decision loss, this time against kickboxer, Antonina Shevchenko.

Guadalajara youngster, Grasso – competed four times under the Invicta FC banner before her transition to the UFC, scoring four straight wins to boot. In her first Octagon walk, Lobo Gym mainstay, Grasso scored a unanimous decision win over Heather Jo Clark. In her first professional blemish, the 26-year-old lost to Felice Herrig, before rebounding with a close win over longtime contender, Randa Markos. Before a statement performance opposite one-time title challenger, Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Grasso dropped a rear-naked choke defeat to surging contender, Tatiana Suarez.

Both Kim and Grasso have experienced high-profile weight mishaps in their most recent steps to the scales, with the former twice tipping the limit at 128-pounds, and 130.5-pounds, against Kassem and Shevchenko, respectively. Grasso, on the other hand, was removed from a high-stakes meeting with former title challenger, Cláudia Gadelha at UFC 246 in January, as she missed the strawweight mark by five and a half pounds. Grasso ultimately announced her decision to move to flyweight for her next outing.

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