Alexa Grasso has withdrawn following the injury of Viviane Araujo

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Alexa Grasso will not be attending later this month.

The UFC flyweight contender has been pulled from UFC 270 following the withdrawal of her opponent, Viviane Araujo, a person familiar with the change told MMA Junkie on Saturday. UFC 270 takes place on January 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Brazilian Araujo (10-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) retired earlier this week due to an injury, which was first reported by ESPN Deportes. It’s unclear if the UFC intends to hold the game and reschedule for a future date or if Grasso (13-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) will have a new opponent on a future card.

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Grasso most recently fought in February 2021 and edged Maycee Barber in a unanimous decision at UFC 258. She was due to return in November against Joanne Calderwood, but an injury halted her return. Grasso has been on a two-game winning streak since moving to the flyweight division in 2020.

Below is the updated roster for UFC 270:

  • Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane
  • Brandon Moreno vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Ilia Topuria
  • Greg Hardy vs. Alexeï Oleinik

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  • Trevin Giles vs. Michael Morales
  • Said Nurmagomedov vs. Cody Stamann
  • Tony Gravely vs. Saimon Oliveira
  • Poliana Botelho vs. Ji Yeon Kim

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  • Jack Della Maddalena against his opponent to be determined
  • Kay Hansen vs. Jasmine Jasudavicius
  • Matt Frevola vs. Genaro Valdez
  • Wellington Turman vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Raoni Barcelos vs. Victor Henry

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