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Valentina Shevchenko finishes Lauren Murphy for sixth straight title defense

LAS VEGAS -- Not that anyone was questioning it, but Valentina Shevchenko's reign is as strong as ever. Shevchenko (21-4) defended the UFC's flyweight championship for the sixth time on Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 266 inside T-Mobile Arena. The 125-pound title fight came to a quick and decisive finish four minutes into the fourth round after Shevchenko hurt Murphy with punches and finished her on the ground with strikes.
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UFC 266: Who's next for Alexander Volkanovski, Valentina Shevchenko and Nick Diaz?

Alexander Volkanovski has quieted the doubters once again. With a tremendous performance and successful featherweight title defense over a very game Brian Ortega, Volkanovski continues to own one of the most dominant championship runs in recent history. One of the sport's other dominant champions, Valentina Shevchenko, also defended her title on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Shevchenko had no problem with Lauren Murphy and finished the job via a fourth-round TKO.
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UFC 266: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy live results, discussion, play by play

Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 266 goes down live in Vegas. Today’s show will featured a stacked card that will be headlined by two title fights and the return of a legend. In the headliner, Alexander Volkanovski will defend his UFC featherweight title against dangerous challenger Brian Ortega. The co-main will see dominant women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko putting up her belt again against Lauren Murphy. And in the people’s main event, Nick Diaz is back! He’ll take on Robbie Lawler in a special five-round attraction after five and a half long years out of the cage.
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Valentina Shevchenko has no interest in boxing crossover: ‘It’s a little bit of a downgrade’ for me

Count UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko as one MMA fighters with no desire to cross over for a big payday in boxing. Ever since Conor McGregor booked a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in 2017, there have been scores of fighters seeking to do the same thing. For some, it’s just about the competition. For others, it’s all about the money. But over the past six months, UFC veterans such as Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren have all taken professional boxing matches.
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Valentina Shevchenko Down For Third Amanda Nunes Fight, 'I'm Here'

Valentina Shevchenko -- the UFC's #2 ranked pound-for-pound female fighter -- tells TMZ Sports she is definitely down to scrap with Amanda Nunes for a third time ... in what'd be one of the biggest fights in the history of women's MMA. We talked to the 33-year-old flyweight champion days...
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Valentina Shevchenko demolishes Lauren Murphy at UFC 266

In the co-main event of UFC 266, we saw a battle for the women’s flyweight title. The undisputed queen Valentina Shevchenko (21-3) was defending her crown against a very hungry challenger in “Lucky” Lauren Murphy (15-4). There is a very good argument for Valentina Shevchenko being the best pound for...
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Valentina Shevchenko: Khabib’s Ring Girls Comments Were “So Bad”

UFC flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko has hit back at Khabib Nurmagomedov for his recent comments about ring girls in combat sports. Khabib made headlines last month after he expressed his belief that “ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts.” The comments prompted a fierce response from long-time UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste, who stated on Instagram that “you don’t have to like me, but you will respect me.” Fellow UFC ring girl, Luciana Andrade, also clapped back at the former lightweight champ, asserting that her role isn’t just to announce rounds but to “represent the (UFC) brand when and where needed.”
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UFC champ Valentina Shevchenko passes on celebrity boxing fad — ‘It’s a little bit of a downgrade’

Reigning UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko believes mixed martial arts (MMA) is superior to boxing because it requires a fighter to master multiple disciplines. That’s why “Bullet” won’t be jumping on the “Talky MMA vet with average following fights D-List celebrity” trend, because a transition to boxing would be considered a downgrade.
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UFC champ Valentina Shevchenko is not happy with Khabib’s ring girl comments

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov caused a stir recently when he claimed that ring girls in combat sports were “useless”. Those comments were met by rebuttals from UFC Octagon Girls Brittany Palmer and Arianny Celeste. And now a reigning UFC champion has come to the defense of Palmer et...
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UFC 266 post-fight show

With UFC 266 in the books, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck and E. Casey Leydon break down the top storylines coming out of Saturday’s event in Las Vegas, including Alexander Volkanovski’s decision win over Brian Ortega in a main event classic, Valentina Shevchenko’s dominant flyweight title defense, and Robbie Lawler evening things up with Nick Diaz 17 years later.
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