Nicco Montano vs Valentina Shevchenko made official for #UFC228

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?

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  1. I hope Nicco wins.

    I like Valentina, but I prefer it when the underdog performs better than expected, or wins. I love such upsets, and the overturning of the received wisdom.
    Plus Nicco due to injury, has not been allowed to enjoy her Belt, by having a tune-up fight first .
    So I hope Nicco wins.

    1. due to an ever growing horde of mindless, bandwagon fans who haven’t seen but a single Valentina fight, Nicco hasn’t been able to enjoy much for the past 7 months. constant online bullying and harassment. yet everyone in and around the sport is dead ass silent about this. I pray for the upset and I pray for a scathing post fight speech to go with it.

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