Alexa Grasso Reveals Hand Injury Sustained at Noche UFC, Dana White Reacts

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Alexa Grasso, Noche UFC athlete panel Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Valentina Shevchenko is not the only half of the Noche UFC main event last month to have sustained a hand injury in the fight, as Alexa Grasso has revealed her own malady.

Announcing on social media on Tuesday that she had undergone surgery for a broken hand, Grasso wrote that “in the fight I broke my hand; We are used to not letting pain stop us in anything and although it hurt I didn’t think it was serious until I wanted to return to training and I realized that my hand was still very bad.”

The surgery “was a success,” she added (translation via Google Translate).

Valentina Shevchenko also fractured her hand early in the pair’s rematch, announcing shortly after the fight that the injury would require surgery. If nothing else, the pair likely now have a similar timetable for return, barring complications. The UFC is widely expected to book a third bout between Grasso and Shevchenko, after their Noche UFC battle ended in a draw.

Following Tuesday night’s episode of Dana White’s Contender Series Season 7, UFC President and CEO White addressed Grasso’s injury.

“They both have hand injuries, so it’s a ‘let’s see what happens.’ Traditionally, those types of surgeries, six to eight weeks, they start figuring out where they’re at,” noted White. “We’ve got time.”