6 Years After Loss to Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko Puts a Question Mark on Rival’s Win With Calls of a Trilogy Fight

Valentina Shevchenko is getting ready to win back her flyweight title from Alexa Grasso. The bout between the two fierce fighters is scheduled to take place on September 16 at UFC Fight Night 227. Considering their last bout, fans believe that this time they will blow the roof off the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. When the two locked horns for the first time at UFC 285, Shevchenko faced a colossal loss as Grasso forced her to tap out of the bout in the fourth round. Now ‘Bullet’ is all set to efficiently use her second chance against the Mexican fighter.  Before her bout against Grasso, Shevchenko was reminded of her past two fights against Amanda Nunes. Shevchenko lost two fights against ‘Lioness.’ However, she strongly believes that she was robbed of victory in their rematch. ‘Bullet’ claims that many believe that she won the bout. To prove that she is a better fighter than Nunes, Shevchenko is ready for a trilogy bout even though ‘Lioness’ has retired from the sport. Is there a chance for a trilogy bout between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko? Valentina Shevchenko details about fighting Amanda Nunes  During the pre-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 227, Valentina Shevchenko detailed her take on Nunes. According to Shevchenko, Nunes is an amazing fighter who has contributed a lot to the growth of the sport. However, after she retired from the sport, many began to judge her for a number of reasons. Shevchenko lashed out at them by claiming that no one has the right to judge such a legendary fighter. Even though she has enormous respect for Nunes, she strongly feels that when they clashed for the second time at UFC 215 six years ago, she won the bout. ‘Bullet’ said, “Our second fight, I think she didn’t win. I think I won that fight. Many people think the same and what I can say right now, if in the future she feels like she’s rested, she’s refocused, and feels she wants to come back, I plan to be around so we will still maybe have this opportunity.” Shevchenko understands that at this point, Nunes wants some rest from the sport. However, she is optimistic that Nunes will return to the UFC for their trilogy bout. Presently, it is important for Shevchenko to focus more on her next fight against Grasso. The reign of Alexa Grasso When Shevchenko and Grasso locked horns for the first time, the MMA community was shocked at the outcome of the fight. No one expected Grasso to have a spectacular victory against someone as strong as Shevchenko. There were some who were happy about the outcome of the bout, and one among them was former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier. READ MORE: Alexa Grasso or Valentina Shevchenko, Erin Blanchfield Displays Indifference as Women’s Flyweight Star Takes Aim at the 125 lbs Strap Ahead of UFC Singapore Back then, Cormier believed that Grasso’s victory would awaken other UFC flyweights. He claimed that because Shevchenko was the reigning flyweight champion, it was easy for fighters of lower rank to get a title shot. However, Grasso’s victory has refreshed the division, and now low-ranked fighters will have to try harder to get the title shot. Presently, the MMA community has to wait patiently to find out who will win the bout in the rematch, as it will decide the future of the women’s flyweight division. Watch This Story– When and who is Valentina Shevchenko fighting next? The post 6 Years After Loss to Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko Puts a Question Mark on Rival’s Win With Calls of a Trilogy Fight appeared first on EssentiallySports.

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6 Years After Loss to Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko
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Valentina Shevchenko is getting ready to win back her flyweight title from Alexa Grasso. The bout between the two fierce fighters is scheduled to take place on September 16 at UFC Fight Night 227. Considering their last bout, fans believe that this time they will blow the roof off the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. When the two locked horns for the first time at UFC 285, Shevchenko faced a colossal loss as Grasso forced her to tap out of the bout in the fourth round. Now ‘Bullet’ is all set to efficiently use her second chance against the Mexican fighter.

 Before her bout against Grasso, Shevchenko was reminded of her past two fights against Amanda Nunes. Shevchenko lost two fights against ‘Lioness.’ However, she strongly believes that she was robbed of victory in their rematch. ‘Bullet’ claims that many believe that she won the bout. To prove that she is a better fighter than Nunes, Shevchenko is ready for a trilogy bout even though ‘Lioness’ has retired from the sport. Is there a chance for a trilogy bout between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko? Valentina Shevchenko details about fighting Amanda Nunes

 During the pre-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 227, Valentina Shevchenko detailed her take on Nunes. According to Shevchenko, Nunes is an amazing fighter who has contributed a lot to the growth of the sport. However, after she retired from the sport, many began to judge her for a number of reasons. Shevchenko lashed out at them by claiming that no one has the right to judge such a legendary fighter.

Even though she has enormous respect for Nunes, she strongly feels that when they clashed for the second time at UFC 215 six years ago, she won the bout. ‘Bullet’ said, “Our second fight, I think she didn’t win. I think I won that fight. Many people think the same and what I can say right now, if in the future she feels like she’s rested, she’s refocused, and feels she wants to come back, I plan to be around so we will still maybe have this opportunity.” Shevchenko understands that at this point, Nunes wants some rest from the sport. However, she is optimistic that Nunes will return to the UFC for their trilogy bout. Presently, it is important for Shevchenko to focus more on her next fight against Grasso. The reign of Alexa Grasso

When Shevchenko and Grasso locked horns for the first time, the MMA community was shocked at the outcome of the fight. No one expected Grasso to have a spectacular victory against someone as strong as Shevchenko. There were some who were happy about the outcome of the bout, and one among them was former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier.

READ MORE: Alexa Grasso or Valentina Shevchenko, Erin Blanchfield Displays Indifference as Women’s Flyweight Star Takes Aim at the 125 lbs Strap Ahead of UFC Singapore

Back then, Cormier believed that Grasso’s victory would awaken other UFC flyweights. He claimed that because Shevchenko was the reigning flyweight champion, it was easy for fighters of lower rank to get a title shot. However, Grasso’s victory has refreshed the division, and now low-ranked fighters will have to try harder to get the title shot. Presently, the MMA community has to wait patiently to find out who will win the bout in the rematch, as it will decide the future of the women’s flyweight division.

Watch This Story– When and who is Valentina Shevchenko fighting next?

The post 6 Years After Loss to Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko Puts a Question Mark on Rival’s Win With Calls of a Trilogy Fight appeared first on EssentiallySports.

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