UFC 261 holds three title fights in one night and the first one of them is the women’s flyweight title bout between the former UFC women’s strawweight champion Jessica Andrade and UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko. Here is the Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade Preview and Prediction.
UFC 261: Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade Preview
Valentina Shevchenko is one of the baddest women in UFC. She is currently ranked at number two in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings and she is on a six-fight win streak coming into this fight, with her latest win coming against Jennifer Maia at UFC 255.
She won the UFC flyweight title by defeating Joanna Jędrzejczyk at UFC 231 and since then she defended it four times. This is going to be her fifth title defense and a very tough task for Jessica Andrade to win against her.
Jessica Andrade, on the other hand, is the former UFC women’s strawweight champion and in her last fight against Katlyn Chookagain, she made her flyweight debut. With this win, she became the only woman to win fights in three different divisions in UFC.
She is one of the best grapplers in the UFC women’s roster and she wants to grapple her way out through Valentina Shevchenko. If she wins this one she is eyeing to become the two-division champion after this.
UFC 261: Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Andrade Prediction
The women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is the fans favorite in this fight with betting odds of -365 in her favor against Jessica Andrade who is entering this fight as an underdog with odds of +300 in her favor.
Shevchenko is one of the hardest hitters in the UFC women’s roster. This fight is going to be a tough test for both of them as you can never sleep on Jessica Andrade too.
Predicted Result: Valentina Shevchenko def Jessica Andrade
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