Valentina Shevchenko out of flyweight title defense at UFC 251 due to leg injury

First reported by ESPN, the women’s flyweight title fight scheduled for UFC 251 in Perth is off.

Flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko was set to take on Scottish striker Joanne Calderwood in the event’s co-main event.

Shevchenko revealed to ESPN that a leg injury sustained in her last title defense at UFC 247 versus Katlyn Chookagian has not yet healed all the way. She is expected to be healthy and ready to return by the end of August.

Stay tuned for more.

Source: Marc Raimondi, ESPN

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