Friday night at the UFC 25th anniversary press conference, Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko faced off for the first time ahead of their UFC 228 flyweight title fight on September 8.
Montano (4-2) will attempt to make the first defense of her UFC flyweight title after defeating Roxanne Modafferi in the TUF 26 Finale last December to capture the belt. Many feel Shevchenko (15-3) is a huge threat to Montano due to her success against bigger girls in the 135-pound bantamweight division in which she picked up impressive wins over Holly Holm, Julianna Pena and Sarah Kaufman, as well as taking Amanda Nunes to the distance in close fights on two occasions.
Ahead of September’s highly anticipated encounter, both women faced off for the first time at the press conference. Take a look below, courtesy of ReactQ: