‘Come On Brandon’- Valentina Shevchenko Has Her Pick Ahead of UFC 270

Published 01/21/2022, 11:23 PM EST
Apr 24, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Valentina Shevchenko (Red Gloves) fights Jessica Andrade (Blue Gloves) during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The co-main event of UFC 270 will see men’s flyweight champion Brandon Moreno fight Deiveson Figueiredo to defend his title. Ahead of this trilogy fight, many fans and celebrities have given their predictions and also expressed support for their favorite fighter. Women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is one of them.

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‘Bullet’ posted a picture with the Mexican champion and wrote, “Come on Brandon! All the strength for your belt defense!” (Translated via Google.)

Shevchenko and Moreno have also trained together frequently. Hence, ‘Bullet’ showed her support for the Mexican-born fighter.

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‘The Assassin Baby’ faced a draw in his first clash with the Brazilian. Later, in their rematch at UFC 263, he showed stunning improvements and submitted ‘Deus da Guerra’ in the third round to become the first-ever Mexican-born UFC champion.

Meanwhile, ‘Bullet’ recently defended her UFC gold strap for the sixth time in a row. A few months later, she rose to the number one position on the women’s pound-for-pound roster.

Valentina Shevchenko rises to the top of the Women’s Pound-for-Pound rankings

Previously, former UFC double champion Amanda Nunes sat atop the pound-for-pound rankings. However, she recently faced a devastating loss in her bantamweight title defense against Julianna Pena. This loss brought her down to the number two position on the roster.

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Meanwhile, ‘Bullet’, undefeated since 2017, now stands at the number one position on the roster. As Shevchenko has defeated almost every fighter in her division, many consider her as one of the greatest female fighters of all time. However, she has two losses in the UFC, both against Nunes.

Both were close fights, but many still argue about the split decision in the second. Hence, a trilogy bout will settle the score once and for all. Also, if ‘Bullet’ wins against ‘The Lioness’, she will surely register herself as a G.O.A.T. of this era.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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