The UFC has officially announced a flyweight title fight between champion Nicco Montano and number one contender Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko.
Montano will attempt to defend the belt against Shevchenko in the first flyweight title defense in Dallas, Texas, on September 8th. The bout has been discussed for months now but wasn’t officially announced by the UFC until moments ago.
“Bullet” has traded jabs online with Montano over when she would defend the belt. Montano won the strap (and TUF 26) back in December, defeating Roxanne Modafferi by UD.
Two exciting, high-profile strawweight fights were also finalized for this card– Carla Esparza vs Tatiana Suarez and Jessca Andrade vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Fight fans, which UFC 228 bout are you most excited for?