Valentina Shevchenko dominates Jessica Andrade to retain UFC women's flyweight title
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, ESPN writes.
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.
"I like to surprise people," Shevchenko said in her postfight interview. "They don't expect this from me, but here I am. I can do everything."