Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko seems to be to be placing up her gold on the road as soon as once more at UFC 275 on June 11.
Shevchenko will probably be going through off towards the fifth ranked fighter within the division, Taila Santos. The title struggle will more than likely be the Co-Important Occasion to the light heavyweight championship fight between Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka. In accordance with MMAFighting, the contracts have but to be signed, though it’s booked for the occasion. The UFC continues to be searching for a venue for the occasion, however it’s rumored to be in Singapore.
Valentina Shevchenko has held the flyweight belt since 2018 when she defeated Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 231
Shevchenko has efficiently defended her flyweight title six straight instances, along with her most up-to-date victory coming over “Fortunate” Lauren Murphy. Shevchenko defeated Murphy through TKO within the fourth spherical of the struggle this previous September at UFC 266. Shevchenko has solely misplaced two instances within the UFC, each at bantamweight towards Amanda Nunes.
Santos is a decent 19-1 as a professional fighter contained in the octagon. Her solely skilled loss got here to Mara Romero Borella in a break up resolution struggle in her first UFC bout. Since that loss Santos has gained 4 straight fights over the likes of, Molly McCann, Gillian Robertson, Roxanne Modafferi, and Joanne Wooden. Every win coming through unanimous resolution except for her win over Wooden, which she gained through Rear-Naked Choke.
Nunes who was referred to as the GOAT of her division, was lately dethroned by Julianna Pena who was a giant favourite. May MMA followers presumably see two residing legends and probably the most dominant ladies fighters of al time go down within the span of some months aside?
Do you assume Shevchenko’s reign of terror will proceed within the flyweight division?