Shevchenko defeats Holm!
Another shocking upset in the UFC community as Valentina Shevchenko defeats Holly Holm by unanimous decision. Though the fight was seemingly close, the scores were 49-46 in favor of Shevchenko. This caused much shock considering Holly Holm is now on a losing streak just so soon after her uprising from defeating the undefeated Ronda Rousey. Holm, despite the loss, still had good things to say about Shevchenko. Holly stated: “She’s newer in the UFC, but I knew I had my hands full with this fight” and “When they offered it to me, I didn’t want to act like I didn’t want to take it. I knew it was a really big challenge. What can you do? I know it was a competitive fight, and I take nothing away from her”. Was Holly actually afraid of Shevchenko? But with all upsets aside let’s talk about the winner of the fight.
Who will Valentina Shevchenko fight next?
Shevchenko stated that she would like to fight Amanda Nunes, the current bantamweight champion. Shevchenko also made some positive comments about Nunes saying “she is a good fighter” and “she has good stand up and ground game”. Valentina was ranked number 10 in the bantamweight rankings while Holly was ranked number 2. If Shevchenko can defeat Nunes she will make a giant leap to the number 1 spot in the bantamweight division. Though Shevchenko lost to Nunes in the past she still seems determined to get a rematch at the title!
All in all these women are great athletes who put on an a great show every time they step into the octagon.