Antonina Shevchenko made a successful return to MMA competition at today’s Phoenix FC 3 event, defeating Anissa Haddaoui via unanimous decision.
Shevchenko, the older sister of Valentina, made a successful return to the cage following a 2005 professional debut in which she defeated 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 hopes 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.
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Phoenix FC 3 took place on Friday 22 September from the Indigo at the O2 in London, England.