A strawweight bout has just been announced for Novemeber 5, with Heather Clark taking on one of the biggest woman prospects in MMA Alexa Grasso in Mexico City. The card is headlined by former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and top ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson.
Heather Jo Clark was a contestant on the 20th season of the ultimate fighter, falling short in the first round against Felice Herring on the show, she had a successful UFC debut defeating Bec Rawlings. She has been sidelined a lot since being in the UFC dealing with injuries and going 1-1 under the promotion, most recently losing a unanimous decision to top strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Clark will be looking to derail the hype of Grasso in enemy territory and get back into the winners column.
Grasso has been unbeaten in eight fights as a professional, winning four of those bouts via TKO/KO. She fought her first four fights in her hometown of Mexico until signing with Invicta in 2014. After three wins in Invicta she was set to fight for the title until a hand injury kept her sidelined for 17 months. After many questions about how she will comeback after such a long layoff due to injury, she most recently made her return in July against Jodie Esquibel, dominating three rounds to a decision as well as getting a performance of the night bonus.
The 23-year-old has made it clear that she believes she is the best 115-pound fighter in the world and she will now have a chance to back up the talk, starting with winning her debut in her hometown of Mexico against a tough veteran in Heather Clark.