This Friday’s ‘Phoenix 4 Dubai’ event will feature an exciting women’s bantamweight bout between Antonina Shevchenko and Valerie Domergue.
Antonina Shevchenko (2-0) is the older sister of popular UFC contender, Valentina Shevchenko. She made a successful return to the cage this past September, taking out 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 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.
Ahead of the event, Antonina recently discussed the upcoming fight in a new video interview. Take a look below.
‘Phoenix 4: Dubai’ takes place this Friday December 22 from the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The event will be aired live on YouTube from noon EST.