Fighters react to Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

By Chris Taylor - December 8, 2018

Former women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko and former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk squared off for the promotions vacant flyweight title in the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC 231 event in Toronto.

Shevchenko made her UFC flyweight debut this past February, where she scored a lopsided second-round submission victory over Priscila Cachoeira.

As for Joanna, the former strawweight champion returned to the cage for the first time since July’s UFC on FOX 30 event in Calgary. That summer evening in “Cowtown”, the Polish superstar earned a unanimous decision victory over Tecia Torres.

Valentina and Joanna entered tonight’s main event having previously competed three times under the Muay Thai rule set. Shevchenko emerged victorious in all three of those aforementioned contests.

In tonight’s contest, under the unified rules of mixed martial arts, Valentina Shevchenko was once again able to get the best Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

“The Bullet” was able to utilize some timely takedowns and efficient striking to get the better of Joanna for the better portion of twenty-five minutes.

Valentina Shevchenko was ultimately awarded a unanimous decision victory (49-46 x3) from the judges in attendance, thus claiming the UFC’s vacant women’s flyweight belt.

Check out how the pros reacted to tonight’s UFC 231 co-main event below.

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