UFC 255 Video Highlights : Valentina Shevchenko Vs Jennifer Maia

 

Watch Video Highlights of Valentina Shevchenko’s victory over Jennifer Maia in their UFC Flyweight championship fight during UFC 255 Event on Saturday night.

Shevchenko dug down against a game Maia, dominating the fight with her superior striking skills and showcased her superior ground development to earn a unanimous decision victory with scores 49-46 from all three judge’s scorecards.

Well known for her strickong, the Flyweight champion, surprisingly took the fight to the ground, preferring to control the fight will mounting on her challenger a d forcing her to defend herself on her back.

UFC 255 Valentina Shevchenko Jennifer Maia Fight Take Down
LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 21: (R-L) Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan takes down Jennifer Maia of Brazil in their women’s flyweight championship bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Maia didn’t come to play and didn’t make it easy for the champion. She scored takedowns of her own and even went on to win a round in the fight despite going into the fight as a 20-1 underdog.

That was taken seriously by the champion, who upped her game and used speed and superior stricking to wear down the unrelenting Brazilian, who after her most successful round tried to work down the champion but the champion was too slick and fast, landing telling shots of her own that started showing up on Maia’s face.

Shevchenko with the win, successfully defended her title for the fourth straight time bringing up a case of clear dominance in the division. The promotion are now looking to get her in with Jessica Andrade and Lauren Murphy, who presently look to land a title shot in division

UFC 255 Valentina Shevchenko Jennifer Maia Fight Take Down
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 21: (R-L) Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan punches Jennifer Maia of Brazil in their women’s flyweight championship bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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