Valentina Shevchenko Receives Opponent For Next Title Defense


UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will make her next title defense this summer. 

Brett Okamoto of ESPN reported on Wednesday that Valentina will defend the title against Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251. 

“Breaking: Valentina Shevchenko’s (@BulletValentina) next title defense will come against Joanne Calderwood (@DRkneevil) at UFC 251 on June 6. Both sides have agreed to the fight, per sources. More details coming to ESPN shortly.”

As seen at the UFC 247 pay-per-view event from Houston, Texas, Shevchenko successfully retained the UFC women’s flyweight title over Katlyn Chookagian. 

It was a dominant performance by the champ, who capped off the fight when she landed a series of strikes while on top in side control. 

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