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Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko was one of the first women to sign with the UFC. In addition to her husband and children, other family members also support her including her father, mother, brothers, and sisters.

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"I knew that I had to do what all fighters do," she said. "As Valentina told me, when you're in the ring and you get injured, you don't quit. You keep going. You have no choice, but you fight through it. So just in that moment I thought, no way I'm getting shut down. I'm just going to have to fight through this."

Valentina Shevchenko rematched Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Valentina would have a more competitive showing than the first fight but would yet again come out short as Amanda would land more strikes at 90 to 85. The major difference between the fighters would be at the ground where Amanda was able to land 2 successful takedowns and have a ground control time of 2 minutes and 32 seconds as compared to Valentina who had no ground control time to her name. Valentina would lose the fight via split decision. (Source: www.sportskeeda.com)

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Shevchenko, one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, said she was floored by Berry's ability to push through each day to make the fight scenes look as realistic as possible. Shevchenko said the wake-up calls during those days were at 5 a.m. and that they did not finish filming until almost midnight. She compared the physical grind to a training camp to prep for a UFC title defense. Every take, Shevchenko said, had to be at full strength so it would look good on film.

Shevchenko would make her UFC debut on short notice at UFC On Fox 17 against Sarah Kaufman who she would defeat via split decision. Shevchenko's first UFC defeat would come in her next fight where she faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 and lost via unanimous decision. She would regain her momentum by defeating Holly Holm and Julianna Pena before getting a rematch and a title shot against Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Shevchenko would again lose to Nunes in a close fight via split decision at UFC 215 and would go to the Flyweight division after her loss.

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Shevchenko would make her UFC debut on short notice at UFC On Fox 17 against Sarah Kaufman who she would defeat via split decision. Shevchenko's first UFC defeat would come in her next fight where she faced Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 and lost via unanimous decision. She would regain her momentum by defeating Holly Holm and Julianna Pena before getting a rematch and a title shot against Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Shevchenko would again lose to Nunes in a close fight via split decision at UFC 215 and would go to the Flyweight division after her loss.

Valentina Shevchenko rematched Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 for the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship. Valentina would have a more competitive showing than the first fight but would yet again come out short as Amanda would land more strikes at 90 to 85. The major difference between the fighters would be at the ground where Amanda was able to land 2 successful takedowns and have a ground control time of 2 minutes and 32 seconds as compared to Valentina who had no ground control time to her name. Valentina would lose the fight via split decision. (Source: www.sportskeeda.com)

 

 

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