UFC ladies’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is just not satisfied on a superfight in opposition to strawweight ruler, Weili Zhang, simply but. Not solely as a result of ‘Bullet’ has her fingers full whereas making ready to tackle Jessica Andrade at UFC 261, but additionally there is likely to be an opportunity the Chinese language champion is not going to rule her division for for much longer.
In an interview with YouTube channel Fanatics View, Valentina identified how she is just not in opposition to a superfight in opposition to Zhang. Nonetheless, Shevchenko believes Rose Namajunas, who’s difficult for Weili’s title on the identical occasion, has an incredible likelihood of snatching the belt and ending the chances of the ‘Magnum’ champ vs. champ match.
“I don’t need to rush it but, as a result of I nonetheless consider Rose goes to beat her,” Shevchenko stated. “I nonetheless consider in it. If it occurs this manner, there’s no extra speak. Let’s see what’s going to occur on that evening.
“I’ll check out that struggle,” Shevchenko continued. “If Weili needs to, okay, you’re welcome. I don’t see any issues in preventing you. I completely perceive her struggle recreation, what she’s like as a fighter. It’s simply I’m going by a large preparation, doing a coaching camp to do my greatest within the struggle (in opposition to Jessica Andrade). So let’s see what’s going to occur. Let’s see how that struggle will end up.”
At present on a six-fight profitable streak, Valentina Shevchenko (20-3) efficiently defended her title for the third time again in November 2020, when she defeated Jennifer Maia by way of unanimous choice. Earlier than that, Bullet additionally picked up wins over notable names, equivalent to Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Liz Carmouche, amongst others. The 33-year-old’s final loss occurred in September 2017, when she dropped a break up choice to Amanda Nunes.
Now, Valentina Shevchenko is anticipated to tackle Jessica Andrade at UFC 261’s co-main occasion, on April 24, on the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas. The cardboard is scheduled to be headlined by a strawweight title struggle between champion Weili Zhang and former title-holder Rose Namajunas.