Valentina Shevchenko has debuted at number-one in the UFC’s official flyweight rankings following a second-round submission win over Priscila Cachoeira at this past Sunday’s fight night event in Belem.
Shevchenko (15-3) bloodied and battered Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night 125, before ultimately sinking in a rear-naked choke resulting in the submission. The 29-year-old was considered the second best bantamweight fighter in the world, before making the move down to flyweight. She believes she is the best in the world at 125-pounds and she certainly proved it last weekend. The “Bullet” is keen to challenge UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano as soon as possible.
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