Valentina Shevchenko, of course, has her women’s flyweight title online in the co-main event Earlier in the evening, meanwhile, Antonina Shevchenko faces off against “The Violence Queen” Ariane Lipski
The Shevchenko sisters trained together – they usually do It is rare, however, for siblings to share a card in the UFC “Of course I’m happy to fight with my sister on the same card , the same night, “Antonina told Cageside Press on UFC 255 media day this week. “We had a training camp together, and it was just great. I like it, because we have the same training camp, the same atmosphere for training camp, the same atmosphere at home – I’m excited for this fight and can’t wait to see it”
In Lipski, Shevchenko sees a “tough, aggressive, strong” opponent An entry into the fight with two wins in his last two fights “I mean, I fight in the UFC, I don’t expect to easy opponents here That’s why I’m ready for a tough fight and had a good training camp I just need this win this time around “
“La Pantera” just suffered a loss on her last outing, to one of Katlyn Chookagian’s top contenders. She is 2-2 in her UFC career to date, and at 36, her MMA run arrived quite late Shevchenko actually took on a handful of fights in the early 2000s, but his focus was kickboxing and Muay Thai until about 2017 A few wins on the regional tour and a Contender Series victory later, and Shevchenko landed in the UFC alongside his more famous sister.
Expectations come with this family bond But this absence is also a factor As Shevchenko noted this week, MMA “just evolves” The fighters, she says, grow, every year you can see fighters, just young and older fighters, they are getting better and better and better “
“Fighters know everything And they’re good at everything,” she added. “My transition was sort of, I started fighting mixed martial arts in 2002 So it was not like, now i go to MMA “There was a time however” I was just fighting Muay Thai And I came back in 2017 to MMA, and I’m here in UFC “Now she has some expectations of her- same – to do well, because in the UFC you have to Moreover, she added: “I just want to prove to myself that I belong here”
UFC 255 takes place on Saturday, November 21 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada The main card is shown live on PPV after the online and TV preliminaries
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