August 13, 2022

UFC 247 Stats And Video Highlights – Valentina Shevchenko Stops

Valentina Shevchenko Stops

HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 08: Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan celebrates her TKO victory over … [+] Katlyn Chookagian in their women’s flyweight championship bout during the UFC 247 event at Toyota Center on February 08, 2020, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Valentina Shevchenko was Saturday’s most substantial favorite on the UFC 247 card. The defending women’s flyweight champion didn’t disappoint the bookmakers, as she scored a dominant win over Katlyn Chookagian. The latter was the No. 1 ranked contender in the co-main event of the fight card.

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UFC 247 Stats And Video Highlights: Valentina Shevchenko Stops …

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Shevchenko dropped from bantamweight to flyweight in 2018 following a split decision defeat to bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes. Since she moved to the 125-pound weight division, Shevchenko is 5-0. Her win over Chookagian was her third defense of the title. She has two stoppage victories during that stretch.

Shevchenko finished Chookagian early in the third round of their matchup.

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The finishing sequence was a bit strange. It appeared that Chookagian wanted to pull guard, but she quickly aborted that attempt and was taken down soon after. The champion then advanced to the crucifix position and rattled off a series of unanswered blows to the head before the referee stepped in and waved off the fight.

After the contest, UFC president Dana White praised the defending champion.

“She’s so awesome; she’s such a professional and a good human being,” White said. “The end of the day, man, she’s a gangster. That woman is an absolute gangster. When you got a gun tattooed on your hip, you’re somebody not to be (expletive) with; you know what I’m saying?”

Shevchenko’s only UFC career defeats have come to Nunes, who currently holds both the UFC women’s titles in the bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

UFC 247 took place at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The pay-per-view card streamed on ESPN+ following ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.

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