Valentina Shevchenko had a decisive unanimous decision over Jennifer Maia at UFC 255. This was her fourth consecutive title defense, as Valentina is showing that she may be unstoppable. Maia was a massive underdog heading into this fight. However, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Jessica Andrade may be next for Valentina.
“I don’t choose my opponents. Whoever is gonna be in front of me, I am going to face. For me it makes no difference, Andrade or someone else or whoever. It would be fair to have Andrade against Lauren Murphy because Lauren showed skills and she has a lot of straight wins. But the question, if I want to wait that much. I don’t want to wait that long.”
But Shevchenko is eyeing a much bigger fight. The trilogy against the women’s MMA G.O.A.T. Amanda Nunes. Valentina lost the two previous fights.
“I think the second fight I didn’t lose. Technically lost, but I don’t. I think the third fight will be something big, but it needs to be in the right time. I would like to see fans with a lot of crowds and energy because I know if it is going to happen someday it is going to be huge.”
Valentina Shevchenko ready for the Amanda Nunes challenge?
Valentina Shevchenko is one of the most dangerous fighters in modern MMA. However, Nunes is possibly the undisputed greatest in the sport. She has beaten all other women who have had a claim to the title, including Valentina. Not once, but twice. However, the second fight is a contentious topic in the MMA community.
Dana White isn’t a fan of making trilogy fights when one fighter has lost two fights. However, the second fight was a little dubious and the appetite for this fight is there. However, there are a lot of other fighters that Valentina should fight. This includes Jessica Andrade and Lauren Murphy, maybe even Weili Zhang. Hopefully, the Nunes fight is a possibility one day.
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