Valentina Shevchenko out of scheduled UFC 251 flyweight championship defense with injury

Fans will have to wait a little longer to see Valentina Shevchenko make the fourth defense of her UFC women’s flyweight championship. Shevchenko suffered a leg injury during her one-sided beatdown of Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 on Feb. 8, and the dominant 125-pound titleholder told ESPN the injury has not Read more

UFC 251 card: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanne Calderwood flyweight title fight set for Australia

Fresh off yet another dominating performance in defense of her UFC women’s flyweight championship, Valentina Shevchenko has her next challenger lined up. Shevchenko will face top ranked challenger Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251 on June 6 in Perth, Australia, the promotion announced Monday night.  Shevchenko (19-3) blew away Katlyn Chookagian Read more

UFC 247 odds, predictions: MMA insider unveils best picks for Jones vs. Reyes, Shevchenko vs. Chookagian

What started as a somewhat benign exchange between Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes has become an official war of words. The celebrated light heavyweight champion and his undefeated challenger will settle their beef in the Octagon on Saturday in the main event of UFC 247. The main UFC 247 fight Read more

UFC 247 results, highlights: Valentina Shevchenko dominates Katlyn Chookagian in successful title defense

Katlyn Chookagian was facing some incredibly long odds when she challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the women’s flyweight title in the co-main event of UFC 247. According to Chookagian, her style, predicated on footwork and head movement, would befuddle the champion in ways the styles of previous challengers to the throne Read more