“Without me, nobody if I’m honest” Sijara Eubanks believes nobody can dethrone Valentina Shevchenko apart from her

Sijara Eubanks believes only she has the real chance of dethroning the UFC women's flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko.

Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks
Valentina Shevchenko and Sijara Eubanks

The number 13th ranked UFC women’s Bantamweight contender, Sijara Eubanks is booked to face Priscila Cachoeira in the Flyweight contest at UFC Vegas 32. With this fight, Eubanks is making her flyweight return after losing two consecutive fights in the bantamweight division.

While returning to her old division, Sirjara Eubanks talked about the landscape of her old division and in her latest interview with MMA Mania, she claims that her game has improved leaps and bounds since her last Flyweight fight.

Eubanks says, “1000 times. A thousand times better. When I was in TUF, I was like, ‘This division is looking pretty dank.’ And that’s not why I left it. When Valentina first got the strap, I was like, ‘Okay, let me go to bantamweight, there are some more fights over there.”

“In the last year-and-a-half, that division has really, really developed, Not only has the division developed with new fighters, but you see fighters who are vets like Carla Esparza at strawweight and, she’s not my favorite person in the world but, Lauren Murphy.” {H/T MMA Mania}

Eubanks claims only she can be the real trouble for Valentina Shevchenko

Shevchenko and Eubanks
Shevchenko and Eubanks

Valentina Shevchenko won the UFC women’s Flyweight title by defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 and after that, she has defended it five times against some of the biggest names in the promotion.

Still, Sijara Eubanks can only take two names in the division that can dethrone ‘Bullet’ Valentina from her throne. She added, “Those girls have gotten better over the past couple of years and they’ve been in the divisions for a long time. And you also have fresh meat,”

“The flyweight division and strawweight division are going to have more girls because most women are smaller anyway. You’ve got constant, fresh new girls coming into these divisions to keep the girls that are already there better and better.” {H/T MMA Mania}

Eubanks continued, “I’m actually quite impressed with how much better and how quickly that flyweight division got good. Alexa Grasso is in there now, JoJo Calderwood, Jessica Eye, Jessica Andrade is up there now. I’m really surprised by how good, how fast that division got.”

“Without me, nobody if I’m honest. I think Katlyn Chookagian. Me and Katlyn, that’s it if I’m honest.”

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