Dana White has revealed that there will be a huge contest in the women’s flyweight division to look forward to at UFC 261, as Valentina Shevchenko will defend her title against Jessica Andrade.
The UFC 261 event is scheduled to take place on the 24th April on PPV, but there is not yet any further information about the event. It isn’t known as yet where the event will take place, but the announcement could be made in due course after the main event has been signed off by the UFC President.
UFC News: Shevchenko Has Dominated Flyweight Division
It has been a dominant period in the flyweight division, as Shevchenko has overcome every challenger that has been put in front of her. She is rightly regarded as one of the best female fighters to have stepped foot in the octagon, and she will be looking to continue her legacy against Andrade when the two women square off at the end of April.
The fight in April will be the 24th time that Shevchenko has stepped foot in the octagon as a professional, as she has previously won 20 of the fights that she has been involved in. She has only ever suffered three defeats, with just one of those coming by way of knockout. Her most recent defeat came back in September 2017, as she was beaten via decision by Amanda Nunes. Since that defeat, she has won all six previous fights. The last win that she picked up came in November, as she beat Jennifer Maia.
UFC News: Andrade Genuine Contender
There is a widespread belief that Andrade is a genuine contender to stop the dominance that has been enjoyed by Shevchenko over recent years. She is currently regarded as the fifth best pound-for-pound fighter in the women’s division, and has lost just eight of the 29 fights that she has been involved in.
Three of those defeats have come by knockout, while she has submitted on a further two occasions. She has won 21 of her professional bouts, with eight wins coming by knockout and seven coming by submission. She was excellent in her recent flyweight debut, as she beat Katlyn Chookagian by TKO in the opening round of their contest. That win saw the Brazilian pick up the Performance of the Night award.