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Valentina Shevchenko plans to drop to UFC women's flyweight division
Kyrgyzstan | sport | 11:58, 18 September 2017 | 3314

AKIPRESS.COM - After losing to Amanda Nunes in their rematch for the UFC bantamweight title at UFC 215, Valentina Shevchenko claims her next fight is likely to take place at flyweight, her preferred weight, MMA Fighting reported.

The title challenger said she is thinking to move to 125 pounds. "I think more probably my next fight it will be in this division 125,” Shevchenko told Submission Radio.

“Because 125 is like much closer weight for me, it’s my real weight category, and even at like 135 I feel comfortable and I feel like 125 I will be able to use all my techniques and all my skills because I will fight with the same-sized opponents as me.”

Shevchenko walks around at the bantamweight limit and underlined that she still feels comfortable competing in the category despite her two losses to Nunes. The Kyrgyzstani’s hope is to one day become a dual weight champion by claiming both the UFC’s flyweight and bantamweight titles.

After losing to Nunes, the “Bullet” disagreed that a split decision was awarded to the Brazilian after five rounds of action in Edmonton, insisting that she did more damage to the defending champion in the main event clash.

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