Video: Underdog champion Nicco Montano’s dream awaits at UFC 228 if she can face nightmare of Valentina Shevchenko

According to current betting odds, Valentina Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has approximately a 92 percent chance of downing Nicco Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 228.

Of course, the odds against Montano winning “The Ultimate Fighter 26” – and with it, the UFC’s inaugural women’s flyweight title – weren’t much better. Yet Montano beat Lauren Murphy, Montana De La Rosa, Barb Honchak and Roxanne Modafferi in successive fashion to claim the belt.

Now she’ll look to defend it for the first time against a woman many already see as the uncrowned champion of the division in Shevchenko at next week’s UFC 228 event at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The UFC’s latest promo video for the fight paints the picture in perfect fashion. Montano is already a UFC champion, but a win over Shevchenko would leave the doubters silenced. Of course, “Bullet” has other ideas.

How will it play out? We’ll find out on Sept. 8. In the meantime, check out the video above.

For more on UFC 228, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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