Valentina Shevchenko will look to proceed her reign of terror in March. The UFC ladies’s flyweight champion is about to defend her crown in opposition to a deserving challenger within the type of Alexa Grasso. The two are set to fulfill at UFC 285 alongside Jon Jones vs. Ciryl Gane for the vacant UFC heavyweight championship.
News of the title protection was first reported by ESPN Deportes. The UFC ladies’s flyweight championship is anticipated to be the co-main occasion of UFC 285, barring the addition of one other title battle to the cardboard.
Shevchenko (23-3) will make the eighth protection of her UFC ladies’s flyweight championship, greater than 4 years after profitable the vacant title in opposition to Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Shevchenko is undefeated in 9 fights however is coming off a cut up resolution win over Talia Santos in June, essentially the most aggressive battle of her practically flawless title reign. Shevchenko has not misplaced a battle since a contentious cut up resolution to Amanda Nunes for the UFC bantamweight championship in 2017.
Grasso (15-3) is starting to place the items collectively at a excessive degree. Following a majority resolution loss to two-time UFC ladies’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza — a bout that earned Fight of the Night honors — Grasso made a clever transfer to flyweight. She is on an ideal 4-0 run in her new weight class and is ranked No. 4 within the division.
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