Valentina Shevchenko Gets Candid on Her ‘Frustration’ After UFC 285 Defeat

Valentina Shevchenko opens up about her UFC 285 loss.

Valentina On Ufc 285 Loss
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Former UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko has expressed her musings on her defeat at UFC 285. In a monumental upset, Alexa Grasso secured a submission victory over ‘Bullet’ in the latter stages of the fourth round with a face crank. The loss ended Shevchenko’s extensive undefeated streak at flyweight in the organization.

This surprising outcome comes after what could be considered Valentina Shevchenko’s most contentious championship defense at UFC 275. During that fight, she narrowly retained her title in a split decision against Taila Santos. There were many who believed that Santos had put up a strong enough showing to earn the victory.

As of late, Shevchenko has been having a bit of a disagreement with up-and-coming fighter Erin Blanchfield. This recent loss may very well have completely altered her plans for 2023. The highly anticipated third match with Amanda Nunes, which has been speculated about for some time now, seems to be even further out of reach

Valentina Shevchenko Breaks Her Silence on UFC 285 Loss

Valentina Shevchenko recently utilized Twitter to air her feelings regarding her recent defeat to Alexa Grasso.

“Fight doesn’t forget any mistake! Especially it feels frustrating when you was dominating all the fight. No excuses, only hard work! Ready to start all over. Love you all,” Shevchenko wrote.

Shevchenko conveyed her vexation towards the outcome, asserting that she had controlled most of the bout prior to that. ‘Bullet’ concluded by disclosing that she’s prepared to start anew, followed by expressing her affection for her supporters.

It’s not surprising that Shevchenko wants an immediate rematch with Grasso, given her assertion that she dominated the bout. Many people have pointed out that ‘Bullet’s spinning strikes were a major vulnerability in her arsenal that led to Grasso’s submission victory.

In another tweet, Shevchenko expressed gratitude towards her fans for their unwavering support while also expressing her desire for a rematch.

“Thank you everyone for the support! Truly appreciate all of you! In good and bad thank you for being with me. Difficult times built strong people. Martial Arts is my LIFE and I will be back for immediate rematch stronger than ever,” Shevchenko tweeted.

Published on March 7, 2023 at 9:23 am
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