Flyweight UFC champion Valentina Shevchenko had a successful revenge against the opponent who had beaten her TKO in the beginning of her MMA career – Liz Carmouche during UFC Fight Night 156 (or UFC on ESPN + 14), taking place in the city of Montevideo (Uruguay).
Kyrgyz female soldier Valentina Shevchenko is known for her incredible punches and speed. From the age of 5, Shevchenko began studying Taekwondo. After that, she also exchanged techniques and succeeded in other martial arts such as kickboxing, Muay Thai; before becoming a Flyweight UFC champion.
However, she had failed to defeat TKO in the MMA tournament before Liz Carmouche, which was also a failure with her only TKO ever. And UFC events on ESPN + 14 this time will be an opportunity for Shevchenko to revenge.
Both entered the pressure game, Shevchenko appeared nervous because he was in charge of protecting the championship; Carmouche is too cautious because she knows this is a thousand years opportunity to win the UFC title.
In the first two rounds, both Shevchenko and Carmouche played too cautiously, seemingly only beating the air for the end of the half. Until the third half, the atmosphere became a little more exciting. Shevchenko took advantage of a knockdown phase and a takedown in the middle of the half. But then the following rounds Shevchenko continued with a swing and hugged his opponent on the floor to gain points.
In the end, Shevchenko won by agreeing points, all three referees scored with the same score of 50-45 in favor of Kyrgyz punters.
This match is not really interested in fans because the pace of the game is quite slow and both boxers have less explosive attacks. Overall this is one of the most boring UFC belt matches ever. The too cautious competition has made many fans watch live in Uruguay feel disappointed.