The co-main fight of UFC 266 will feature the UFC women’s Flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko defending her title against the number 3rd ranked Flyweight fighter, Lauren Murphy. Here is the UFC 266 Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy Prediction, Odds, and Fight Preview.
UFC 266: Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy Fight Preview
Valentina Shevchenko is one of the most dominant women fighters on the UFC roster. She holds a record of 10-2 inside UFC and since her debut against Sarah Kaufman at UFC on Fox: Dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2, Shevchenko has single-handedly dominated all her opponents.
She lost only two fights in the promotion and both her losses came against the UFC two-division women champion, Amanda Nunes. Shevchenko is one of those fighters who took Nunes into the deepest waters. ‘Bullet Valentina’ faced Joanna Jedrzejczyk on UFC 231 for the vacant UFC Flyweight championship and defeated her via unanimous decision.
Since winning the title Shevchenko has completely demolished everyone, whoever tried to come in her way. Valentina Shevchenko has defended her title five times since he wrapped the belt around her waist and she is coming into this fight with a seven-fight win streak with her latest win coming against Jessica Andrade at UFC 261.
Lauren Murphy is also one of the big names of the UFC women’s Flyweight division, she is a former Invicta FC Bantamweight champion and Murphy made her debut on UFC Fight Night: Bader vs St. Preux against Sara McMann.
She holds victories over some of the big names in the division such as Roxanne Modafferi, Andrea Lee, Joanne Calderwood, and others. Murphy is coming into this fight with a five-fight win streak and she is determined to dethrone Shevchenko from her throne at UFC 266.
UFC 266: Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy Prediction and Odds
The UFC women’s Flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko is a huge betting favorite entering into this fight with odds of -1408 in her favor against Lauren Murphy who’ll be coming as a big underdog with betting odds of +830 in her favor.
Along with the odds, Murphy knows very well this is going to be the biggest task of her career to defeat Shevchenko. That’s why it is going to be interesting to see whether she can defy the odds or it is going to be one more easy title defense for Bullet Valentina.
Predicted Result: Valentina Shevchenko def Lauren Murphy