Valentina Shevchenko News

Feb 10, 2018 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko Warns Nicco Montano That She Can’t Stay Injured Forever

After Valentina Shevchenko’s anticipated debut in the women’s flyweight division, the one thing everyone had on their mind came into reality: The Bullet is a serious problem for this new division. She put on just about the most dominant performance you can imagine against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Belem, then immediately called out women’s flyweight...

Feb 8, 2018 2:45 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 69 // Valentina Shevchenko

BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT! 8:15PM ET- Our guest for the evening is “Bullet” Valentina Shevchenko. Following what can only be described as one of the most dominant wins in recent MMA history over Priscila Cachoeria this past weekend, Valentina has been the hottest topic in the combat sports headlines. With this impressive...

Feb 8, 2018 12:05 pm

Valentina Shevchenko defends UFC Belem stoppage: I wouldn’t change anything else

Referee Mario Yamasaki might the most unpopular man in MMA right now. The MMA community brought out the torches and pitchforks after he let Valentina Shevchenko brutalize the grossly outmatched Priscila Cachoeira for far longer than necessary last Saturday, and the backlash hasn’t stopped since. Of all the people to criticize Yamasaki, none did so...

Feb 8, 2018 9:18 am

UFC rankings update: Valentina Shevchenko surges up women’s flyweight list

In the wake of last weekend’s UFC Belem card, the UFC has updated its official rankings. The biggest shakeups in this latest iteration of the rankings can all be attributed to Valentina Shevchenko. Having left the UFC women’s bantamweight division (where she was formerly ranked number one), and officially announced herself in the UFC’s new...

Feb 7, 2018 2:37 pm

VIDEO | Rose Namajunas: If I’m Looking Like That in a Fight, Throw in the Towel

There has been a lot on mixed opinions and controversy since Valentina Shevchenko’s domination against Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Belem. So much so, that Shevchenko’s amazing performance has taken a back seat to referee and corner criticism. Rose Namajunas has put in many hours with ‘The Bullet’ so she was watching the fight closely. She...

Feb 5, 2018 10:23 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko’s manager feels Cachoeira fight “could have been stopped sooner”

Former UFC bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko could not have been more impressive in her Saturday night flyweight debut, out-landing her opponent Priscila Cachoeira by a 230-3 margin en-route to a second-round submission win. Regrettably, much of the buzz surrounding this fight has been negative, as the widespread perception is that referee Mario Yamasaki let this one-sided beatdown go...

Feb 4, 2018 9:41 am

UFC Belem athlete outfitting pay: Lyoto Machida gets $20K, Valentina Shevchenko gets $5K

Last night, the UFC touched down in Belem, Brazil with UFC Fight Night 125. In the main event of this 11-fight card, struggling former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida turned back the clock with a close but impressive split decision win over formerly undefeated prospect Eryk Anders. In the co-main event, meanwhile, former UFC...

Feb 4, 2018 7:36 am

MMA community reacts to Valentina Shevchenko’s beatdown of Priscila Cachoeira

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Belem, Brazil, former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko made her debut in the new UFC women’s flyweight division opposite Brazil’s Priscila Cachoeira. The fight was a downright mugging. From the opening bell, Shevchenko was an absolute predator, feasting on her opponent en route to...

Feb 3, 2018 9:30 pm

UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Valentina Shevchenko destroys Priscila Cachoeira

UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Valentina Shevchenko destroys Priscila Cachoeira Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko made her flyweight debut at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil against Priscila Cachoeira. Round one begins and Shevchenko lands a leg kick followed by a left jab. Another solid combination from Shevchenko. Priscila looks...

Dec 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Valentina Shevchenko Predicted Rose Namajunas’ Title Victory

Prior to the massive upset that turned out to be Rose Namajunas vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Joanna was looking for a fight with Valentina Shevchenko at 135 lbs. Yep…that’s two weight classes above her own! The two have already fought before in Muay Thai but an opportunity arose back at UFC 213 when Amanda Nunes pulled out...

Dec 19, 2017 6:59 pm

Valentina Shevchenko Fine With Not Getting Immediate Flyweight Title Shot

UFC 215 was the last event in which we saw top UFC Bantamweight contender, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko competing inside the octagon. In that bout standing across from her was the champion, Amanda Nunes, a familiar opponent to Shevchenko as the both competed prior to this meeting at UFC 196. Nunes came out on top on both...

Dec 7, 2017 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko gives her take on the first UFC women’s flyweight title fight

Last weekend, Nicco Montano and Roxanne Modafferi stepped into the Octagon to compete in the first ever UFC women’s flyweight title fight. After five, fun, back and forth rounds, Montano came out on top, making history as the first female flyweight champ in UFC history. Unsurprisingly, long-time women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko, who could well...

Dec 7, 2017 8:58 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko refuses to consider herself the uncrowned flyweight champion

Last Friday, the UFC crowned it’s first ever women’s flyweight champion in Nicco Montaño, who defeated Roxanne Modafferi to earn the inaugural title. While Montaño now owns the belt, however, many expect her reign to be quite short, as long-time women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko zeroes in on a drop to flyweight, and most likely,...

Nov 16, 2017 7:42 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko explains why she called out Paige VanZant

Not long ago, long-time UFC strawweight star Paige VanZant took to Twitter to announce that she would be getting the first crack at the new UFC women’s flyweight champion crowned by the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. Shortly thereafter, top bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko, who has long flirted with a drop to flyweight, challenged...

Nov 15, 2017 1:58 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 58 // Valentina Shevchenko | Colby Covington | Amanda Nunes | Al Iaquinta

BJPENN Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another stacked lineup! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show we are joined by former title challenger and possible future UFC champion, “The Bullet” Valentina Schevchenko. Shortly after announcing she would be dropping down to compete in the newly formed women’s flyweight division, Valentina challenged Paige Van Zant...

Nov 12, 2017 9:10 pm

PHOTOS | Valentina Shevchenko looks absolutely stunning at 125-pounds

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko looks absolutely stunning at 125-pounds. Of course that is not to say that “The Bullet” was not gorgeous when fighting at bantamweight. But at her new home of flyweight, Shevchenko is definitely a top contender for the title of “the most beautiful woman in all of mixed...

Nov 11, 2017 4:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Paige VanZant has turned down an offer to fight Valentina Shevchenko

Popular UFC fighter Paige VanZant has turned down an offer to fight former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko. “The Bullet”, Valentina Shevchenko, had recently announced her intentions to drop down to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, this following her controversial split-decision loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 in September. As for Paige VanZant,...

Nov 9, 2017 5:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko challenges Paige VanZant to fight in January

Former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko has issued a challenge to Paige Vanzant! “The Bullet” recently announced her intentions to drop down to the UFC’s new women’s flyweight division, this following her controversial split-decision loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 215 in September. As for Paige VanZant, the popular former strawweight fighter recently...

Sep 14, 2017 9:33 am

Valentina Shevchenko shares plans to leave the bantamweight division

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 215, Kyrgyzstani striking specialist Valentina Shevchenko came up inches short in a back-and-forth battle with women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, losing a split decision. While Shevchenko has repeatedly shared her disappointment with this decision, and assured she’ll fight Nunes again, she recently told Submission Radio that her...

Sep 13, 2017 6:04 am

Valentina Shevchenko issues statement on UFC 215 loss, says she is “very upset”

Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 215, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko battled for five rounds. In the end, the judges awarded the victory to the champ Nunes by split decision – but that result did not jive with Shevchenko. From the moment the decision was announced, Shevchenko shared...