A League Of Her Own
When I first heard the news that the UFC were introducing a women’s flyweight division, my first thoughts were Valentina Shevchenko is going to take the throne. I knew that this would be her weight class and a year later, it is. Shevchenko has defended the title twice in two months and I don’t think she’s done for the year, I think we’ll see Shevchenko compete in the octagon before 2020 and that’s crazy to think. Valentina Shevchenko really is in a league of her own.
You take a look at Valentina Shevchenko’s opponents in her career and the big names she’s faced: Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Holly Holm, Jessica Eye & even Liz Carmouche. Some people even say she got robbed in her decision losses against Amanda Nunes. Shevchenko’s reign at the top of the flyweight division has been great so far as she took out Jessica Eye with a brutal head kick and she defeated Liz Carmouche with score cards of 50-45 per every judge. I don’t really know who’s next for Shevchenko, possibly Joanna Calderwood but as much as it kills me to say it, Shevchenko is so much better than Calderwood.
Shevchenko first won the belt by defeating former strawweight Queen, Joanna Jedrejczyk and dominated her for a decision win. I can’t imagine Shevchenko not holding the UFC belt a year from now and I’d love to know who defeats the bullet but it’s going to have to be the best.