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is a new women's bantamweight title contender and her name is Valentina
former 17-time world kick boxing champion had the performance of her life on
Saturday where she beat the former bantamweight champion Holly Holm in the main
event of UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago. "The Bullet" walked away after
with the win after showing some incredible counter striking and powerful
takedowns against a very dangerous and game Holm.
the victory a lot of the right people feel that Shevchenko will be next in line
for a crack at the champion Amanda Nunes, a fighter who she has faced before.
the post fight press conference Shevchenko (13-2) made it
clear that the loss earlier this year to Nunes was a one off and that
she is gunning for revenge.
"She's definitely scared,"
Shevchenko said in Chicago. "I'm ready for five rounds, for sure. I will
take whoever I need to fight next. But I think she's definitely scared. I'm
keeping my eyes on the bantamweight championship," she said.
are my plans. I hope to get my revenge against Amanda Nunes. I'll do my best to
make sure this happens. I know perfectly well that I need to train hard. This I
promise. I will always fight with all my heart in the Octagon."
what was only her third octagon appearance Shevchenko has secured her spot as
one of the best female bantamweights in the world. With promotional wins
over Sarah Kaufman and now a former champion, a rematch with the
woman who handed her only UFC loss would make a lot of sense, but with a rising
star in Juliana Penà waiting in the wings who knows which direction the UFC
One thing that is certain, though, Shevchenko is one to