Valentina Shevchenko put her flyweight title on line for the very first time against Jessica Eye this evening in Chicago at UFC 238.
The women’s flyweight fight served as the co-main event of the evening.
Valentina Shevchenko captured the promotions vacant flyweight title at December’s UFC 231 event in Toronto, this after she scored a unanimous decision victory over former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
‘The Bullet’ had gone 5-2 under the UFC banner headed into tonight’s UFC 238 co-headliner. Shevchenko’s only losses in that time have come via split-decision to reigning women’s ‘champ champ’ Amanda Nunes.
Meanwhile, Jessica Eye entered tonight’s UFC 238 title bout on a three fight win streak, her latest being a split-decision win over Katlyn Chookagian.
Tonight’s UFC 238 co-main event was a lopsided beat down which saw Valentina Shevchenko nearly submit Jessica Eye at the end of Round one.
After only landing one significant strike in the opening round, things just got worse for Eye in round two.
Valentina was able to land a brutal head kick which sent Eye crashing to the canvas and signified the end of tonight’s UFC 238 co-main event.
Check out how the pros reacted to Valentina Shevchenko destroying Jessica Eye at UFC 238 below:
That was hands down the best knock out I’ve seen in women’s mma history oh my white god @BulletValentina
— Luis Antonio Pena (@violentbobross) June 9, 2019
— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) June 9, 2019
Damn I hope Jessica is okay. That was serious
— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) June 9, 2019
God damn boy
— Bryce Mitchell (@ThugnastyMMA) June 9, 2019
That was naaaaaaasty!! @BulletValentina we always knew you were savage but damn!!
— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) June 9, 2019
And just like that, no one wants the next title shot against bullet ! #UFC238
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 9, 2019
Wow… did Shevchenko hit her with a kick or a crobar? 😱 #UFC238
— Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub (@btbshowtime) June 9, 2019
Congratulations @bulletvalentina on a spectacular performance. You are an amazing martial artist. God bless.
Parabéns @bulletvalentina por um desempenho espetacular. Você é um incrível artista marcial. Deus abençoe. pic.twitter.com/wuZgUm1gD5
— Cris Cyborg (@criscyborg) June 9, 2019
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