Valentina Shevchenko sees similarities between Katlyn Chookagian and Holly Holm’s styles

Valentina Shevchenko believes she’s already faced a similar style opponent to her next challenger, Katlyn Chookagian. Shevchenko (18-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) defends her flyweight title vs. Chookagian (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) at UFC 247 on Feb. 8 in Houston and thinks Chookagian possesses similar traits as one of her past opponents, former UFC 135-pound champ […]

UFC Fight Pass 500 Moments video: Valentina Shevchenko delivers knockout for the ages

UFC 244 marked the promotion’s 500th live event, and the organization is celebrating the occasion with “an internally curated list of 500 Unforgettable Moments from UFC history.” Scheduled to be released in seven installments, UFC Fight Pass 500 Moments shines a spotlight on some of the most memorable highlights – and lowlights – from the UFC’s 26-year […]

Valentina Shevchenko expected to defend her title against Katlyn Chookagian at UFC pay-per-view on Feb. 8

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting It appears Valentina Shevchenko has her next assignment as the women’s flyweight champion is expected to face surging contender Katlyn Chookagian at a UFC event currently scheduled for Feb. 8 in Houston, Texas. Multiple sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Thursday following an initial report […]

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian Set for February

Valentina Shevchenko has her third title defense set. View full post on Recent News on

Katlyn Chookagian Admits to Having Shevchenko on the Brain During UFC 244 Camp

Reigning flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko has been on the brain of Katlyn Chookagian for quite some time, even as she prepared to face Jennifer Maia at UFC 244. View full post on Recent News on

Jennifer Maia believes she can dethrone Valentina Shevchenko: ‘She’s not unbeatable’

Former Invicta FC queen Jennifer Maia wants another belt to her collection. | Esther Lin, Invicta FC The next challenger for Valentina Shevchenko’s flyweight belt could emerge from Saturday’s UFC 244 when former Invicta FC champion Jennifer Maia battles Katlyn Chookagian. Maia doesn’t see “Bullet” as an unbeatable force in the division. She’s coming off […]

Conor McGregor Thinks Valentina Shevchenko Would ‘Spark’ Henry Cejudo

Henry Cejudo made headlines a few months back when he challenged Ultimate Fighting Championship women’s flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko in what he referred to as the intergender title. View full post on Recent News on

UFC champ Zhang Weili prefers Valentina Shevchenko bout over Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili has fixed her visa issues and hopes to fight in the U.S. soon, but says she doesn’t think she should face former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk next. Speaking through an interpreter backstage at UFC at ESPN 6, Weili (20-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC), said she’d agree to face Jedrzejczyk (16-3 MMA, […]

Video: Zhang Weili prefers fight against Valentina Shevchenko or Rose Namajunas over Joanna Jedrzejczyk

MMA Fighting BOSTON — Backstage at UFC on ESPN 6, strawweight champion Zhang Weili talks about her recent visa issues, her thoughts on matchups with Valentina Shevchenko, Rose Namajunas, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, not being aware of the conflict between the NBA and China, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: Joanne Calderwood is ‘ready’ if offered champion Valentina Shevchenko

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Following her decision win over Andrea Lee, Joanne Calderwood highlighted how she was worried when her fight went to judges’ scorecards following her close loss to Katlyn Chookagian. ‘Jojo’ also spoke about the heat in the Octagon while she fought, her readiness for a title […]

Video: Joanne Calderwood says UFC wants ‘violent’ opponents for Valentina Shevchenko

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Joanne Calderwood explains why she felt she did enough to be awarded a win over Katlyn Chookagian, why she thinks UFC want to find violent opponents for Valentina Shevchenko, how she physically feels like bonafide flyweight now and how good it feels to make history […]

As expected, Henry Cejudo doesn’t *really* want to fight Valentina Shevchenko

If you’ve been bothered by Henry Cejudo calling for a fight with Valentina Shevchenko, don’t let it bother you anymore. None of it is real. That should’ve already been understood and yet, there’s been some genuine social media outrage because of UFC dual champion Cejudo’s supposed desire to become the first “intergender” champ. But let me […]

The Weekly Grind: Luke Rockhold wrestles bull to the ground, Valentina Shevchenko has close encounter with dolphins

The life of a professional fighter isn’t all glitz and glamour. As if getting punched, kicked, kneed, choked and twisted into a pretzel on a regular basis isn’t enough, fighters attract a general wackiness that makes their lives, well…interesting. To commemorate these day-to-day hardships, slip-ups, pranks, and more, we bring you, “The Weekly Grind.” View […]

Henry Cejudo’s callout of Valentina Shevchenko is ‘the wackiest sh*t’ Dana White’s ever heard

“You take a street fight, Ronda wins that fight and hurts him badly. You do an MMA fight, same result. Boxing match, Floyd Mayweather chews her up.” That was UFC president Dana White in May 2014, at the height of Ronda Rousey’s popularity, talking about how Rousey would beat up Floyd Mayweather if they ever […]

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Valentina Shevchenko and UFC on ESPN+ 14’s other key winners?

After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard’s shoes, and play UFC matchmaker for UFC on ESPN+ 14’s most noteworthy winning fighters. Those […]

UFC on ESPN+ 14 post-event facts: Valentina Shevchenko, Liz Carmouche record dubious low for strikes

The UFC made its debut in Uruguay on Saturday with UFC on ESPN+ 14, which took place at Antel Arena in Montevideo with a 13-fight lineup that streamed on ESPN+. One of the UFC’s most dominant champions lived up to her reputation in the main event. Valentina Shevchenko (18-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) kept her firm […]

Flyweight Queen Valentina Shevchenko Shoots Down Amanda Nunes Trilogy Talk for Now

Since dropping down to flyweight, not only has Valentina Shevchenko become the UFC women’s champion in that division, she’s looked downright invincible. View full post on Recent News on

Valentina Shevchenko responds to criticism about less than exciting fight against Liz Carmouche

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Valentina Shevchenko is leaving Uruguay with the UFC flyweight title still around her waist and that’s what matters most to her. Following the second defends of her championship on Saturday night, Shevchenko answered criticisms about her fight against Liz Carmouche, which was showered with boos on several occasions from the sold […]

UFC champ Valentina Shevchenko not rushing to rematch Amanda Nunes

Gallery Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche at UFC on ESPN+ 14: Best photos view 37 images After fighting above her weight class for the majority of her UFC career, UFC flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko wants to stay in her own division. Moments removed from a dominant win over Liz Carmouche (13-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) at […]

Valentina Shevchenko Quiets Liz Carmouche in Five-Round Shutout Atop UFC Fight Night 156

Valentina Shevchenko retains flyweight title with one-sided unanimous decision in the UFC Fight Night 156 main event. View full post on Recent News on

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