This Friday’s Phoenix FC 4 event takes place from Dubai, United Arab Emirates and will feature an exciting bantamweight fight on the main card when the highly-touted Antonina Shevchenko returns to take on Valerie Domergue.
Antonina Shevchenko (2-0) is the older sister of popular UFC contender, Valentina Shevchenko. She made a successful return to the cage this past September, taking out Hyun Sung Kim via unanimous decision. Also known as “The Panther”, Shevchenko has a wealth of experience in Muay-Thai and is a multiple time world champion in the sport. With Valentina recently announcing her move down to the 125-pound division in the hopes of becoming a UFC world champion, the physically bigger Antonina plans to eventually do the same as part of the 135-pound bantamweight division. Both sisters are highly disciplined fighters and feel as though they are the best in the world in their respective weight-classes.
Domergue (4-2) fights out of the MMA Factory in France. The 32-year-old is on a three-fight winning streak, all by way of decisions. She’ll be looking to make a statement on Friday against one of the most highly touted prospects in the division.
‘Phoenix 4: Dubai’ takes place this Friday December 22 from the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event will be aired live on FITE.tv from 8am EST. The main card featuring Shevchenko vs. Domergue airs from noon.