Antonina Shevchenko, sister of Valentina Shevchenko, has officially received a new dance partner for her Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series bout next Tuesday on June 26.
Shevchenko, 33, was originally slated to face Silvana Gomez Juarez in a flyweight bout. Earlier this week, due to an undisclosed injury, Juarez was forced to withdraw from the bout.
Luckily, it didn’t take long for the promotion to find another flyweight contender willing to face the Muay Thai specialist. On one week’s notice, Jaimelene Nievera, 33, will fight for her chance to earn a UFC contract.
Nievera (7-3) enters the bout riding a three-fight win streak. She last appeared in June, defeating Katy Collins at LFA 42. Of her seven victories, four are coming by way of submission and one by way of KO/TKO.