Watch Full Fight Video Highlights Of Valentina Shevchenko Vs Lauren Murphy UFC Flyweight Championship Bout At UFC 266 Co Main Event On Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas
Valentina Shevchenko will put her UFC Flyweight title on the line against Top Contender Lauren Murphy in the Co-Main Event of UFC 266 which takes place on Saturday September 25th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event streams live on Pay-Per-View following Prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.
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Shevchenko has been so dominant, seeming virtually unbeaten and this will be the sixth defence of the UFC title. If successful will equal the Ronda Rousey’s UFC historical record of six title defences. Shevchenko seems to be running out of opponents as she has defeated almost every ranked top 10 contender in the division.
Shevchenko will one day lose and that might be against Murphy but before anyone goes plundering into the possibility of an upset we need to first look at her strengths and weaknesses. Shevchenko has been around the sport for so long and has developed into a strong athlete, if not the strongest in her division. She has all the making of a rounded athlete and chooses how he wound like to pick apart of destroy his opponent.
She most times rely on her kickboxing which will be very helpful against Murphy, who is just as strong and makes more use of grappling in her attacks. Murphy has been good since moving down from Bantamweight and that has totally transformed her career.
Shevchenko has perfected her kickboxing, which has made it totally impossible to get close to her, leaving the best way avenue for Murphy (Clinching) but that too has its disadvantage as Shevchenko has her was of getting out of the clinch.
Murphy has had notable wins over Joanne Calderwood, Roxanne Modafferi , Andrea Lee, Mara Romero Borella. Imagine a list that include Valentina Shevchenko in it, the Legacy will be written and totally transforms her life. However, a loss will leave another contender out to dethrone Shevchenko in six months time.