Valentina Shevchenko holds 3 wins over Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Joanna Jedrzejczyk

At UFC on FOX 20 tonight, Holly Holm will look to rebound from losing her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Miesha Tate, as she faces Valentina Shevchenko. Ahead of the fight, many aren’t giving Shevchenko much of a chance against the former champ.

During a Q&A Friday afternoon, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk revealed that she actually has 3 losses to Shevchenko.

MMAJunkie has the quotes:

“She’s the only fighter I lost to three times,”

“I thought I knew everything,” Jedrzejczyk said. ” … But after I lost to Valentina, I realized that there’s a long way to go. I didn’t give up. The experience which I got that time – I just became a UFC champion because of that.”

“I like Valentina so much,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I met her last night. We have rooms on the same floor. We support each other. … I don’t feel like I need to prove something for myself or to Valentina. It was muay Thai. She said to me yesterday that any time I fight, she supports me. And the same to Valentina. … I like Valentina. We have so much respect for each other.”