Valentina Shevchenko has long been billed as one of the best strikers in all of MMA, male or female. On Saturday, she decided to give everyone a reminder that she is nowhere near a one-dimensional standup fighter.
Shevchenko dominated Jessica Andrade with her wrestling and then finished in violent fashion with elbows on the ground. The result was a TKO victory for Shevchenko at 3 minutes, 19 seconds of the second round at UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida.
With the triumph, Shevchenko defended her UFC women’s flyweight title for the fifth time. She has been champion since Dec. 8, 2018.