Following the dramatic news that UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montaño () had been transported to a local hospital and wouldn’t be defending her title at UFC 228, her opponent, Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0) has taken to social media to express her total lack of surprise.
The UFC women’s flyweight champion will not compete Saturday at UFC 228 in a scheduled title fight with Valentina Shevchenko after she was taken to the hospital Friday morning due to kidney issues, per her team. Continue reading “News: Nicco Montaño’s team releases statement after she is pulled from UFC 228 title fight”
From the moment Valentina Shevchenko (15-3-0) announced her intention to drop from 135lbs to compete at flyweight, there has been talk of a showdown with reigning champion Nicco Montaño (4-2-0).
Shevchenko’s one sided demolition of the game but over matched Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night 125 in her flyweight debut only added fuel to the fire. Regardless of rankings, everyone seemed in agreement that Shevchenko vs Montaño was the match to make.