A flyweight title combat between reigning division champion, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko and the #3 ranked contender, ‘Fortunate’ Lauren Murphy has been booked to take co-main occasion standing at UFC 266 on September twenty fifth. — with the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, Nevada set to host the occasion.
Set for her sixth tried defence of the 125lbs throne, Kyrgyzstan finisher, Shevchenko took dwelling a dominant second spherical ground-and-pound stoppage victory over former strawweight champion, Jessica Andrade within the first of three title fights at UFC 261 in April. The victory got here as Shevchenko’s seventh consecutive victory.
For former Invicta FC bantamweight champion, Murphy, the Alaska native is within the midst of a five-fight undefeated streak on path to her first title combat underneath the promotion’s banner — most lately besting Joanne Calderwood through cut up choice at UFC 263 in June of final month on the Gila River Area in Glendale, Arizona. Information of the title bout was first reported by ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto as per UFC president, Dana White.
Shevchenko, 33, has been as a dominant a titleholder the promotion has seen lately, taking 5 consecutive profitable defences of the flyweight throne after taking a vacant title victory in opposition to former strawweight greatest, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
The famend kickboxer and Tiger Muay Thai, Pavel Fedetov trainee took dwelling profitable defences in opposition to Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche, Katlyn Chookagian, former Invicta FC titleholder, Jennifer Maia, and the aforenoted, Andrade in April.
15-4 as knowledgeable from 19 skilled outings, Murphy has competed underneath the UFC’s banner since her transition from Invicta FC again in April of 2014. With a promotional report of 7-4 — Murphy has bested Kelly Faszholdz, Barb Honchack, Mara Romero Borella, Andrea Lee, Roxanne Modafferi, Liliya Shakirova, and the above talked about, Calderwood.
UFC 266 takes place on September twenty fifth. — with a featherweight title bout between Alexander Volkanovski and the #1 ranked contender, Brian Ortega set to take headlining honours in a rescheduled title conflict. Former interim welterweight title challenger, Nick Diaz is ready to make his return to skilled blended martial arts on the occasion as nicely, within the type of a 5 spherical rematch 17-years within the making in opposition to former undisputed welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler.
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