The black belt in tae-kwon-do, judo, former Wako, Wmf, Kunlun fight kickboxing and current Ufc Flw champion Valentina Shevchenko entered this fight with a professional record of 19-3-0 (68% finishing rate) and she is ranked as the No.1 women’s flyweight in the world. She lost to current #1 Ufc women’s Bw champ Amanda Nunes in 2017 (via split decision, Nunes vs Shevchenko 2) but then she has won five bouts defeating Liz Carmouche (Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche 2) and Katlyn Chookagian in her last two (Valentina Shevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian).
Her opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Invicta FC champ Jennifer Maia, has a mma record of 18-6-1 (50% finishing rate) and she entered as the No.4 in the same weight class. She was defeated by Katlyn Chookagian last year but she came back to win against Joanne Calderwood in 2020 (Joanne Calderwood vs Jennifer Maia). Maia vs Shevchenko is valid for the UFC women’s flyweight title (Shevchenko’s fourth defense); undercard of Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez – UFC 255. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez
Where: Ufc Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: flyweight (125 lbs, 57 kg)
Title: UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
UFC 255 fight card (main fights):
Deiveson Figueiredo vs Alex Perez
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jennifer Maia
Mike Perry vs Tim Means
Katlyn Chookagian vs Cynthia Calvillo
Mauricio Shogun Rua vs Paul Craig 2
Brandon Moreno vs Brandon Royval
Shevchenko’s previous fight: Valentina Shevchenko vs Katlyn Chookagian
Maia’s previous fight: Joanne Calderwood vs Jennifer Maia
Shevchenko vs Maia Fight Video:
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