May 9, 2016

By Steven Marrocco

Ask Stephanie Alba why she’s fighting Paulina Granados, and she’ll explain it’s a business decision. There’s a title on the line, and this is the next step in her career.

The fact that she could avenge a pair of losses? Icing on the cake.

For Granados, the answer to that question is simple: There’s no one else. When Combate Americas approached her with the fight, a co-main event for the women’s atomweight title tonight at “Road to the Championship 5,” she was incredulous.

She’d already beaten Alba twice, and yet the talent pool at 105 pounds was apparently so limited, they needed to go through one another again to advance.