WOW! Valentina Shevchenko Sizzles as She Inaugurates Her New UFC Gym

Published 12/21/2021, 2:15 PM EST


Current UFC women’s flyweight champion of the world, Valentina Shevchenko recently appeared at the grand opening of a UFC Gym in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. Valentina was the guest of honor at the event who cut the opening ribbon, declaring the gym open.

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The UFC flyweight queen is on a homecoming tour of her native country of Kyrgyzstan. She is visiting all the places of her childhood and has also been invited to speak at various events in schools, dojos, and other public events.

Shevchenko is a symbol of inspiration to many people in her home country. Coming from humble beginnings, Shevchenko has risen to be one of the most dominant forces in women’s MMA.

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Valentina Shevchenko also stars in a brand new movie about women’s MMA called ‘Bruised’. The Netflix original film stars the academy award-winning actress Halle Berry as the protagonist with Shevchenko cast as the antagonist and her last opponent.

The film was released in November and has received a lot of praise. This is the first movie that Shevchenko has acted in and this movie is also the directorial debut for Berry.

Before all the fan fair, Shevchenko was coming off a dominant performance over a dangerous contender in Lauren Murphy. The Kyrgyzstani destroyed her opponent with vicious kickboxing combinations, finishing the fight in the fourth round via punches. Cementing her position as the queen of the 125 ers.

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What’s next for Valentina Shevchenko

The ‘Bullet’ seems to be almost untouchable at 125, annihilating all the competition she has faced so far. However, there are still a lot of challenges left for her at flyweight in the form of rematches and young contenders on the rise. Shevchenko could always have the massive rematches with Joanna Jędrzejczyk or Amanda Nunes if she desires or she could move down a weight class and fight Rose Namajunas.

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No matter what Shevchenko does next, her legacy seems set in stone. Shevchenko is currently at the top of the women’s MMA pound for pound list, succeeding Nunes after her loss to Pena at UFC 269. What do you think is next for the ‘Bullet’? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nahum Lobo

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Nahum Lobo is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a media degree from St.Xavier's College, Nahum is a religious follower of events churned out by MMA promotions like Bellator and UFC.

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