Erin Blanchfield clamors for title fight with Alexa Grasso after Noche UFC: ‘I feel like I definitely should be next’

Erin Blanchfield calls for title fight with Alexa Grasso Noche UFC I should be next

Claiming potential trilogies between a championship holder and hopeful most definitely hold-up a division, surging flyweight challenger, Erin Blanchfield has staked her claim for a title affair with the incumbent Alexa Grasso after Noche UFC – laying out her winning résumé as of late.

Blanchfield, the current number two ranked flyweight contender, most recently turned in an impressive unanimous decision win over one-time title challenger, Taila Santos back in August in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Singapore – improving on her so-far promotional-perfect run.

And touted to challenge for flyweight gold at the very least in the future, Blanchfield, who boasts an impressive 12-1 professional record, has been entertained as a potential opponent alongside Manon Fiorot by undisputed champion, Grasso, following her split draw decision against Valentina Shevchenko over the course of the weekend at Noche UFC.

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Erin Blanchfield stakes claims for title fight with Alexa Grasso after Noche UFC

Furthermore, despite suggestions of a trilogy title fight between Grasso and Shevchenko amid their controversial draw, New Jersey native, Blanchfield has claimed she should “definitely” compete for flyweight spoils next.

“I feel like I definitely should be next,” Erin Blanchfield told The Schmo during a recent interview. “I feel like trilogies sometimes can clog up the divisions. Putting in some new blood for the title would be super helpful. I know Manon (Fiorot) is right behind me, so if anything, I could beat her up, too, if they [the UFC] did a trilogy next. But i want to be next.” 

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“That was a crazy fight,” Erin Blanchfield continued. “Sitting there, I thought Valentina (Shevchenko) won. I thought she did enough, I’ll definitely have to watch it back and see, but crazy fight. I think she did [win]. I’d have to watch it back to kind of remember what happened each roun and see what girl capitalized on what. But in the moment, I thought Valentina won.” 

Prior to her decision win over Brazilian contender, Santos, former Invicta FC standout, Blanchfield had turned in consecutive submission win overs Molly McCann, and a hugely-impressive stoppage of former undisputed strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade in her premiere headlining clash. 

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