It’s official! One of the biggest names in women’s MMA, Valentina Shevchenko, is all set to defend her title for the 5th time. This time, the threat is in Jessica Andrade. The UFC president has announced that the bout between these 2 women will headline UFC 261 on April 24th.
This will be the first UFC event of the year to be headlined by a women’s bout. Even though the female combatants are relatively less known than their male counterparts, recent years have seen them putting up fights above par than men. Fighters like Amanda Nunes, Rose Namajunas, Weili Zhang and Shevchenko have put women’s MMA on the map.
Valentina Shevchenko Is One Of The Best Flyweights While Jessica Andrade Has Quickly Risen Up Through The Flyweight Ranks
Bullet is one of the finest 125 pounders in the history of the sport. Since defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk, she has gone to successfully defend her strap 4 times in a row. And now she is eyeing for her 5th prey in Andrade.
Talking about Jessica Andrade, she is a former UFC strawweight champion. After conquering one division, she has her eyes all set to become the double champ by taking the 125lb belt from the 32-year old. Thanks to her status as a former strawweight champion, she has become a flyweight title contender by securing only 1 win in the flyweight division.
The whole world will see on 24th April who will exit the cage with the belt strapped on her waist. Will it be the Kyrgyzstani with her 6 fight win streak or will Bate Estaca will manage to turn the tides by virtue of her experience as a cage fighter?
Currently details like other fights on the main card and venue has not been made official yet. But it is gonna be one hell of an event. History is witness that whenever these women have graced the octagon with their presence, the world has witnessed some of the greatest fights. Only time will tell what other exciting fights are there on the UFC 261 fight card. Let’s look forward to further details by the UFC regarding UFC 261.
Till then tell us in the comments who are you rooting for- Valentina Shevchenko or Jessica Andrade.