Friday night at the Phoenix 4 Dubai event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Antonina Shevchenko defeated Valerie Domergue by way of a unanimous decision.
Shevchenko improves her record to 3-0, following previous decision wins over Anissa Haddaoui and Hyun Sung Kim. She is the older sister of popular UFC contender, Valentina Shevchenko. 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.
Phoenix 4: Dubai took place on December 22 from the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The main card was aired live on YouTube from noon EST.