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Tatiana Suarez eyes UFC return at flyweight, discusses matching up with Valentina Shevchenko

Tatiana Suarez hopes to return this year but in a different weight class.
Still on the mend from various injuries, the former No. 3 ranked UFC strawweight will look to move …read more

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Nunes: Shevchenko Took The Easy Way Out & Doesn’t Want To Fight Me

Amanda Nunes has an interesting take on why Valentina Shevchenko decided to move down to the flyweight division three years ago. At UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2, Amanda Nunes …read more

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Nunes: Shevchenko Took The Easy Way Out & Doesn’t Want To Fight Me

Amanda Nunes has an interesting take on why Valentina Shevchenko decided to move down to the flyweight division three years ago. At UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2, Amanda Nunes …read more

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Shevchenko on a Nunes trilogy: ‘I just feel it’s going to happen’

Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko wait for the decision at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Canada. | Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

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Tatiana Suarez: ‘I’m open to Valentina Shevchenko trying to grapple with me’

Tatiana Suarez’s days at 115-pounds may be behind her. After seeing how the last UFC flyweight title bout played out, the dominant wrestler likes her chances against one of the …read more

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Amanda Nunes: If Valentina Shevchenko Wanted Trilogy, She Would’ve Stayed at 135 Pounds

Amanda Nunes had some strong words regarding a potential trilogy against flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko. …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko confident Amanda Nunes trilogy will happen one day

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is confident that the trilogy fight against her rival Amanda Nunes will happen one day. The calls for a trilogy between Shevchenko and Nunes …read more

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Andrade: Shevchenko Wanted To Prove Me Wrong At UFC 261

Jessica Andrade says Valentina Shevchenko’s game plan caught her off guard at UFC 261. In the first of three title fights on the stacked pay-per-view card, Andrade was looking to …read more

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Andrade: Shevchenko Wanted To Prove Me Wrong At UFC 261

Jessica Andrade says Valentina Shevchenko’s game plan caught her off guard at UFC 261. In the first of three title fights on the stacked pay-per-view card, Andrade was looking to …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko open to fighting Weili Zhang at 125lbs

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko says she is open to fighting former women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang at 125lbs. Shevchenko had another extraordinary performance in the Octagon this past …read more

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UFC 261 Aftermath: It’s time for Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko to fight again

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At UFC 261, Valentina Shevchenko was supposed to face the toughest test of her flyweight career: a bout with former strawweight …read more

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Andrade ‘surprised’ by Shevchenko’s takedown-heavy gameplan

Valentina Shevchenko defeated Jessica Andrade at UFC 261. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Jessica Andrade did not expect Valentina Shevchenko to take her down …read more

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White not interested in pushing for Shevchenko-Nunes trilogy

Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko during their rematch at UFC 215 in 2017 | Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Dana White thinks Valentina Shevchenko and …read more

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White & Shevchenko Address The Odds Of A Nunes Trilogy Fight

Two-thirds of the parties it would take to make Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes III a reality have provided an update on the chances the trilogy will happen. This may …read more

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White & Shevchenko Address The Odds Of A Nunes Trilogy Fight

Two-thirds of the parties it would take to make Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes III a reality have provided an update on the chances the trilogy will happen. This may …read more

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Dana White: Valentina Shevchenko-Amanda Nunes Trilogy ‘Not Something I’m Thinking About’

Asking about a potential Amanda Nunes trilogy fight has become something of a tradition following each Valentina Shevchenko title defense. …read more

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Dana White not interested in Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko 3

UFC president Dana White says he is not interested in booking a trilogy fight between UFC champions Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Shevchenko and Nunes have fought twice previously, with …read more

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Jessica Andrade issues statement following TKO loss to Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261

Jessica Andrade released a statement following her second-round TKO loss to UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261. Andrade, the former UFC women’s strawweight champion, earned herself a …read more

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UFC 261 highlights & recap: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade

Watch the UFC 261 highlights and recap from the flyweight championship bout between champion Valentina Shevchenko and challenger Jessica Andrade from Saturday’s event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, …read more

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UFC Real or Not: Nick Diaz will fight in 2021; Usman on trajectory for GOAT status

Breaking down Nick Diaz’s UFC prospects and the dominance of champions Kamaru Usman, Valentina Shevchenko and Rose Namajunas. …read more

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Dana White: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko trilogy not happening soon – unless ...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Don’t count on a trilogy fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko any time soon – unless they both want it.
UFC president Dana White said after UFC …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko won't pick next challenger after fifth UFC title defense

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Valentina Shevchenko continued to prove herself as one of the most dominant champions in women’s MMA history Saturday.
But the women’s flyweight champ isn’t that interested in picking …read more

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Posted on April 25, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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UFC 261 Final fight stats: Valentina Shevchenko adds her name to more flyweight records

Valentina Shevchenko retained her UFC flyweight title with a win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 | Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Valentina Shevchenko’s dominant win …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko Enjoyed Proving Doubters Wrong at UFC 261

At this point in her mixed martial arts career, it’s hard to believe that Valentina Shevchenko, one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, would have anyone doubting her …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko focused on flyweight run, when Amanda Nunes trilogy bout happens it will be ‘huge’

Valentina Shevchenko | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s anyone’s guess as to who’s next to challenge Valentina Shevchenko and the champion …read more

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UFC 261 results: Valentina Shevchenko bludgeons Jessica Andrade with elbows to earn second-round stoppage

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Many thought Jessica Andrade was going to be the biggest threat to Valentina Shevchenko’s title reign. The flyweight champion obviously …read more

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UFC 261: Pros react to Valentina Shevchenko’s domination of Jessica Andrade

Valentina Shevchenko TKO’d Jessica Andrade at UFC 261. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

Valentina Shevchenko TKO’d Jessica Andrade at UFC 261. On Twitter, pros …read more

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UFC 261 results: Valentina Shevchenko smashes Jessica Andrade with crucifix elbows, gets TKO

Valentina Shevchenko continues to be unbeatable at 125 pounds.
At UFC 261, Shevchenko (21-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) successfully defended her UFC women’s flyweight title for the fifth straight time when she …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko def. Jessica Andrade at UFC 261: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Valentina Shevchenko’s TKO win over Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photos by Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY …read more

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Pros react after Valentina Shevchenko TKO’s Jessica Andrade at UFC 261

Tonight’s UFC 261 event featured a women’s flyweight title fight featuring reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko taking on Jessica Andrade. Shevchenko (21-3 MMA) was looking to earn her fifth-straight title defense …read more

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UFC 261 Results: Valentina Shevchenko TKO’s Jessica Andrade (Video)

Tonight’s UFC 261 event features a women’s flyweight title fight featuring reigning champion Valentina Shevchenko taking on Jessica Andrade. Shevchenko (20-3 MMA) will be looking to earn her fifth-straight title …read more

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UFC 261 live blog: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade

Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade will clash for a UFC title at UFC 261 on Saturday. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

This is the …read more

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UFC 261: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade live results, discussion, play by play

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Live, blow-by-blow updates for today’s UFC 261 women’s flyweight title fight from Jacksonville. Join us today on …read more

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Lauren Murphy likes Valentina Shevchenko to retain at UFC 261, not rushing towards own title shot

Lauren Murphy and Liliya Shakirova at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 24, 2020 | Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

With the second-longest winning …read more

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UFC 261: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade odds, picks and prediction

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UFC 261 record rundown: Valentina Shevchenko looks to add to her growing list of flyweight records

Valentina Shevchenko faces Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Valentina Shevchenko has nine UFC flyweight records. Can she add more …read more

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Preview! ‘Bullet’ Aims To Speed Past ‘Bate Estaca’

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Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will return to the Octagon for a 125-pound title defense …read more

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All six episodes of UFC 261 Embedded in one place

In the sixth episode of UFC 261 Embedded, foes Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman cut weight in very different ways. Francis Ngannou lightens the mood. Valentina Shevchenko has an easy …read more

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UFC 261 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins: Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade

Women’s flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko puts her title on the line against former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 on Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla.

UFC 261 takes place on Saturday …read more

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UFC 261 breakdown: Jessica Andrade's path to upset Valentina Shevchenko exists, but it's hard

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at one of three featured title fights for UFC 261.
UFC 261 takes place Saturday at VyStar …read more

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UFC 261 Official Weigh-Ins: Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade

Women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko puts her title on the line against former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 on Saturday.

Shevchenko won the vacant flyweight title at UFC 231 …read more

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UFC 261 video: Valentina Shevchenko, Jessica Andrade make weight for title fight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The women’s flyweight title fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 is locked in.
Dominant titleholder Shevchenko (20-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and decorated challenger Andrade (21-8 …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko: Jessica Andrade just another challenger to dominate at UFC 261

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Valentina Shevchenko’s focus is dialed in as ever going into her title title defense against Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 on Saturday.
Shevchenko (20-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is …read more

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Jessica Andrade vows to show Valentina Shevchenko no respect at UFC 261: 'I can make it into a fight'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Jessica Andrade is vowing to give a different approach to a Valentina Shevchenko fight.
The former UFC strawweight champion thinks Shevchenko’s (20-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) previous opponents have …read more

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Jessica Andrade Explains Why Shevchenko Is #1 P4P Over Nunes

Jessica Andrade believes she is fighting the pound-for-pound best female on Saturday night in Valentina Shevchenko. In the first of thee title fights at UFC 261, Andrade is set to …read more

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Posted on April 22, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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UFC 261 Embedded: Getting in the final training sessions

Fight week workouts are underway for champions Kamaru Usman and Valentina Shevchenko, plus title challengers Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade. Champ Zhang Weili gets an award for Fight of the …read more

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UFC 261 'Embedded,' No. 4: Photo shoot for Valentina Shevchenko – and a prediction

The UFC is back on pay-per-view Saturday with three title fights at UFC 261, and the promotion is getting fans ready with its popular “Embedded” series.
UFC 261 takes place Saturday …read more

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Jessica Andrade Explains Why Shevchenko Is #1 P4P Over Nunes

Jessica Andrade believes she is fighting the pound-for-pound best female on Saturday night in Valentina Shevchenko. In the first of thee title fights at UFC 261, Andrade is set to …read more

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Rose Namajunas Warns Valentina Shevchenko About Jessica Andrade

Before UFC 261 takes place, former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has a stern warning for Valentina Shevchenko before she fights Jessica Andrade. Since the former champion Rose Namajunas has trained …read more

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Rose Namajunas Warns Valentina Shevchenko About Jessica Andrade

Before UFC 261 takes place, former strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has a stern warning for Valentina Shevchenko before she fights Jessica Andrade. Since the former champion Rose Namajunas has trained …read more

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UFC 261 | Pro fighters make their picks for Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade title fight

In the first of three title fights at UFC 261, Valentina Shevchenko looks to defend her flyweight belt against Jessica Andrade. Heading into the fight, Shevchenko is a -455 favorite …read more

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UFC 261 free fight: watch Valentina Shevchenko defeat Jennifer Maia

Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko continued her dominant run as champion this past November with a defeat of Jennifer Maia at UFC 255. On Saturday, April 24, Shevchenko will put her …read more

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Andrade: Shevchenko is the ‘best pound-for-pound in the UFC’

Jessica Andrade after defeating Katlyn Chookagian in October 2020 | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Jessica Andrade thinks Valentina Shevchenko should be …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko explains why she loves the stylistic matchup against Jessica Andrade at UFC 261

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Valentina Shevchenko has never handpicked her opposition as flyweight champion but even she got excited when the UFC called to offer …read more

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UFC 261 Clash: Shevchenko Vs. Andrade!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Flyweight elites Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade will battle this weekend (Sat., …read more

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UFC 261 stats: Can Jessica Andrade’s offense break through Valentina Shevchenko’s defense?

Valentina Shevchenko faces Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Jessica Andrade’s offense is good, but is it …read more

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UFC 261 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘Don’t blink ‘cause it’s gonna be violent’

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In the third episode of UFC 261 Embedded, Valentina Shevchenko trains with her sister Antonina, Zhang Weili talks about overcoming her weaknesses, Jorge …read more

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Jessica Andrade calls Valentina Shevchenko, not Amanda Nunes, ‘best pound-for-pound in the UFC’

Former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade aims to become the flyweight queen this Saturday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two years after dethroning Rose Namajunas to …read more

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UFC 261 Countdown: Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade

The third title fight at UFC 261 features flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko taking on former strawweight champion Jessia Andrade. Watch these athletes train and prepare for the April 24th bout.

The …read more

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Andrade believes ground game is Shevchenko’s ‘weakness’

Jessica Andrade is set to face Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 261. | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade believes she can …read more

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Video: UFC 261 'Countdown' for Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade

Did you miss the debut of UFC 261 “Countdown” or just want to watch it again? Check out the main card title fight preview now.
This episode of the UFC’s preview show …read more

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UFC Real or Not: Are we on the way to a Usman-Masvidal trilogy?

A Jorge Masvidal win could present more options for the UFC than a trilogy fight and will the flyweights remain under Valentina Shevchenko’s control? …read more

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Before Miranda Maverick can get Valentina Shevchenko one day, she'll take sister Antonina first

LAS VEGAS – Miranda Maverick beat Gillian Robertson with a unanimous decision Saturday on the main card at UFC 260 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Maverick, …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko a big favorite to beat Jessica Andrade, retain title at UFC 261

UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko again will be clearly favored to retain her title.
Despite facing arguably her sternest test in former strawweight champ Jessica Andrade in the co-main event of …read more

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Shevchenko believes Namajunas will beat Zhang, not sold on superfight

Valentina Shevchenko is fighting Jessica Andrade at UFC 261. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is not 100% on a …read more

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Laura Sanko praises Amanda Nunes’ rise to legendary status, believes trilogy fight with Valentina Shevchenko ‘makes a lot of sense’

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Laura Sanko has seen the rise of Amanda Nunes first-hand.
In fact, Sanko’s first and only professional fight …read more

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Jessica Andrade: ‘I’ll Get the Belt and Also the Bonus’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship strawweight champ Jessica Andrade truly believes she has what it takes to upset Valentina Shevchenko. …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko in no rush for Weili Zhang superfight, predicts Rose Namajunas wins title UFC 261

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko says she’s in no rush for a superfight against women’s strawweight champion Weili Zhang. Shevchenko takes on top contender Jessica Andrade in the co-main …read more

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