Mexico’s Alexa Grasso defeated Japan’s Mizuki Inoue in last Friday’s Invicta FC11 event at the Shrine Auditorium in promotion’s first show in Los Angeles.
I was able to witness the fight in person this time, and I really like both fighters, so I was just excited to see the two of them go at it. There was a lot of support for the fighters from Mexico in the audience, so I focused on yelling and supporting Mizuki since Grasso was already getting so much love.
My own private nickname for Grasso is “Princess”, because for some reason, she gave off that vibe, not in a bad spoiled princess way, but just like she had some kind of noble blood in her or something. She didn’t look daunting when I first saw her step into the cage in previous Invicta fights because she seemed really prim and proper, but when she let those fists fly, I was impressed by her focus and skill, but I just kept calling her “Princess” after that. Later, I found out that it’s her father and family that run the gym she trains at, so I realized my name for her is quite appropriate, as she is technically Team Grasso’s MMA gym princess, or “O-jou-sama” as the Japanese would call her.
As expected, she and Mizuki won fight of the night and even got performance bonuses. Grasso was very gracious in her win, acknowledging what a tough opponent Mizuki was, repeatedly stating that she knew this was going to be the hardest fight she’s had so far, and it lived up to those expectations.