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UFC 255: A look at Valentina Shevchenko’s place in the record books

A look at where Shevchenko stands in the UFC record book before her matchup vs. Jennifer Maia at UFC 255.

UFC 247: Shevchenko v Chookagian Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The first UFC women’s flyweight title fight took place on December 1, 2017. In that bout, Nicco Montano faced Roxanne Modafferi following season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Modafferi replaced Sijara Eubanks on weigh-in day after Eubanks spent some time in the hospital prior to the official weigh-in. Montano defeated Modafferi by decision to become the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion.

Montano never defended her title. The UFC stripped her of the belt in September 2018 after she was hospitalized during her weight cut for a matchup opposite Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228.

Shevchenko, who dropped to flyweight after going 3-2 at bantamweight, won the vacant title with a decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk. In her first UFC fight at 125 pounds, Shevchenko tuned up Priscila Cachoeira in a two-round beatdown.

Shevchenko has defended her title three times since she bested Jedrzejczyk. At UFC 255, which takes place Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Shevchenko attempts to make her fourth successful title defense when she faces Jennifer Maia in the co-main event of the ESPN+ streaming pay-per-view card.

Below is a lengthy list of categories where Shevchenko ranks inside the top-10 in the UFC women’s flyweight record book.

Valentina Shevchenko in UFC record book

Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Shevchenko
Shevchenko is tied for second in UFC women's flyweight history with five wins
Shevchenko is tied for second in UFC women's flyweight history with three finishes
Shevchenko is tied for first in UFC women's flyweight history with two knockouts
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with a five-fight winning streak
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with four title fight wins
Shevchenko is tied for first in UFC women's flyweight history with two fight night bonuses
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history in longest average fight time at 15:11
Shevchenko ranks sixth in UFC women's flyweight history with 1:15:54 of total fight time
Shevchenko ranks third in UFC women's flyweight history in control time with 32:24
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history in control time percentage at 42.7 percent
Shevchenko ranks third in UFC women's flyweight history in top poisition time with 26:57
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history in top position percentage at 35.5 percent
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in bottom position time at 0:02
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in bottom position percentage at 0.04 percent
Shevchenko ranks 10th in UFC women's flyweight history in sig. strikes landed with 274
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in sig. striking accuracy at 55.4 percent
Shevchenko ranks 10th in UFC women's flyweight history with 3.61 strikes landed per min.
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in striking differential at plus 2.07
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in sig. strike defense at 71.2 percent
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in strikes aborbed per min. at 1.54
Shevchenko ranks fifth in UFC women's flyweight history in total strikes landed with 526
Shevchenko ranks third in UFC women's flyweight history with 13 takedowns
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in takedown accuracy at 59.1 percent
Shevchenko is tied for seventh in UFC women's flyweight history with three submission attempts
Shevchenko ranks seventh in UFC women's flyweight history with 0.59 submisssion attempts per 15 min.
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 84.1 percent sig. strike accuracy vs. Priscilla Cachoeira in Dec. 2017
Shevchenko ranks sixth in UFC women's flyweight history with 61.5 percent sig. strike accuracy vs. Katlyn Chookagian in Feb 2020
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 84 sig. ground strikes landed vs. Priscilla Cachoeira in Dec. 2017
Shevchenko is tied for 10th in UFC women's flyweight history with 17 sig. ground strikes landed vs. Katlyn Chookagian in Feb 2020
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history with 87 sig. head strikes landed vs. Priscilla Cachoeira in Dec. 2017
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history with 242 total strikes landed vs. Priscilla Cachoeira in Dec. 2017
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 219 total ground strikes landed vs. Priscilla Cachoeira in Dec. 2017
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history with 181 total head strikes landed vs. Priscilla Cachoeira in Dec. 2017
Shevchenko ranks eighth in UFC women's flyweight history with 49 total body strikes landed vs. Priscilla Cachoeira in Dec. 2017
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with five takedowns landed vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Dec.2018
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 14 takedowns attempted vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Dec.2018
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history with 35.7 takedowns accuracy vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk in Dec.2018