Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk Official For UFC 231

The biggest fight possible in the UFC women’s flyweight division is official. UFC Canada announced this evening (Thurs., September 20, 2018) that Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been signed. The fight will go down at December 8’s UFC 231 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario: What a fight for Toronto 🇨🇦! @JoannaMMA battles […]

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The biggest fight possible in the UFC women’s flyweight division is official. UFC Canada announced this evening (Thurs., September 20, 2018) that Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk has been signed.

The fight will go down at December 8’s UFC 231 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario:

Shevchenko was scheduled to meet Nicco Montano at September 8’s UFC 228. The plans fell apart when Montano fell ill. The UFC soon decided to strip her and vacate the title. debuted at 125 pounds with a brutal showing versus Priscila Cachoeira in February after two losses to women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

“Bullet” is the sort of uncrowned champion at 125 pounds due to her performance against larger opponents.

She’ll have to get past Jedrzejczyk to become the official champion. The former “Joanna Champion” suffered two straight losses to current champion Rose Namajunas. She rebounded with a decision win over Tecia Torres at UFC on FOX 30 this July. The vicious weight cut down to 115 pounds has clearly affected her in her recent bouts. Jedrzejczyk’s move was an expected one.

Shevchenko and Jedrzejczyk have actually fought three times in Muay Thai. “Bullet” won all three of the fights, which certainly should make her a solid favorite. Shevchenko has been largely flawless outside of her two fight with Nunes. Her well-round skillset makes her one of the most feared fighters in women’s mixed martial arts because of it.

Will she take home the women’s 125-pound title as a result?

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Valentina Shevchenko to Fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk for Title at UFC 231

Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will fight for the vacant UFC women’s flyweight championship at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, TSN reported Thursday…

Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will fight for the vacant UFC women’s flyweight championship at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, TSN reported Thursday…

BREAKING: Shevchenko vs. Jedrzejczyk Set for UFC 231

Dana White confirmed today on Sportscentre that there will be a new flyweight champion crowned at UFC 231 when Joanna Jedrzejczyk does battle with Valentina Shevchenko in Toronto, Canada. The promotion is also working on finalizing Max Holloway defendi…

Dana White confirmed today on Sportscentre that there will be a new flyweight champion crowned at UFC 231 when Joanna Jedrzejczyk does battle with Valentina Shevchenko in Toronto, Canada. The promotion is also working on finalizing Max Holloway defending his featherweight championship against Brian Ortega in the headliner. There has been buzz about this fight […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Claps Back At “Jealous” UFC Flyweights

Joanna Jedrzejczyk isn’t in this game to make any friends.

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The UFC women’s flyweight division is now wide open.

Initially, inaugural women’s 125-pound champion Nicco Montano was to defend her title against Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event of UFC 228. Unfortunately, Montano was hospitalized for a bad weight-cut and was removed from the card. She was subsequently stripped of the title.

UFC President Dana White has announced Shevchenko will get the first crack at fighting for the vacant belt. Her opponent has yet to be determined, but UFC fans have a pretty good idea of who’s in mind.

Former UFC 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has some history with Shevchenko. She was defeated by “The Bullet” in Muay Thai competition several times before. “JJ” would be an excellent choice to fight Shevchenko for the vacant strap.

This might be unsettling to current 125-pound competitors. The fact that the title opportunity could go to someone not even in the division is an upsetting one. Jedrzejczyk tells Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show she believes they’re simply “jealous” (quotes via MMA Mania):

“I’m so sorry, don’t be jealous. There are not so many dedicated fighters like me and not that many with that big legacy,” she said.

“I am always willing to fight and UFC knows this. I was supposed to take a long break, but I don’t know if that will happen now. Like I said, I am always open to move up and fight for the belt against Shevchenko.”

Jedrzejczyk said she has yet to be officially offered the fight, but if it happens, she’s confident it’ll happen this year:

“I cannot say yes, I cannot say no…There’s a big chance that this happens…If this fight is going to happen it’s going to happen this year,” she added.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Tells UFC Women’s Flyweights to Not be Jealous

Joanna Jedrzejczyk tells women’s flyweights to avoid being jealous. Jedrzejczyk recently expressed interest in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s flyweight title bout against Valentina Shevchenko. The gold was vacated after Nic…

Joanna Jedrzejczyk tells women’s flyweights to avoid being jealous. Jedrzejczyk recently expressed interest in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s flyweight title bout against Valentina Shevchenko. The gold was vacated after Nicco Montano had a failed weight cut and was unable to defend her title against Shevchenko at UFC 228. Shevchenko has responded to Jedrzejczyk’s […]

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Owns Reporter After Asking ‘Stupid’ McGregor Question

Jedrzejczyk had to make an example of him after asking twice.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk owns reporter after being asked a few times for a prediction of who would win in the main event of the upcoming UFC 229 main event.

This will no doubt be the biggest fight in UFC history or is at least being hyped that way. It seems like each time McGregor fights, that saying is told by fighters, Dana White, and the media.

The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion is slated to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the strap at this show. Ever since this lightweight title showdown was announced by UFC President Dana White, it seems like everyone has an opinion on the fight and who they think will win.

During a media scrum on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 136 in Moscow, the former strawweight champion was a guest fighter and took some questions from the media. First question out of the gate was for her prediction of Khabib vs. McGregor. This is when she gave it.

“I’m 50/50. I’m a big fan of Conor, and I’m a big fan of Khabib. Two different styles,” Jedrzejczyk said to MMAJunkie. “As you saw, I never predict a fight. I don’t like to predict the fights. People can do that.

They can predict my fights, but I never do that. Anything and everything can happen in the fight. This is definitely the fight of, what, like the century? In MMA. So I cannot wait to watch two great warriors fighting each other. I’m 50/50.”

Moving along to the end of Jedrzejczyk’s scrum, she was asked about and this is when the former UFC champion said that she 50/50. When asked about McGregor’s behavior, this is when she decided to make an example of the reporter and asked him to get in front of the camera. The video here is set at the exact timestamp of the incident.

The UFC 229 pay-per-view event is slated to take place on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

Tony Ferguson vs. former champ Anthony Pettis in a lightweight bout is expected to serve as the co-main event.

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