Valentina Shevchenko continued her impressive run as flyweight champion, beating a very tough and game Jennifer Maia at the UFC 255 co-main event.
Watch clips from the co-main event below, along with a snippet from our play-by-play of the contest. (Some videos may be blocked, depending on your location).
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia, Round 5
Jab from Valentina. Maia clinches. Shevchenko spins out with an elbow. She lands two shots, but Maia fires back with a knee. Side kick from Valentina. Now she flurries. Maia spins her into the fence again though. Maia is bleeding. She almost threw Shevchenko to the mat, but it didn’t work. Back to the fence. Uppercut from Maia on the break. Lead left from Shevchenko. She spins and misses. Hard jab. Head kick is blocked. Maia bullies her into the fence again. Jab from Valentina on the break. Body kick. Front kick from Maia. Shevchenko returns it. Maia with a left hook. Shevchenko with one as well. They brawl a bit. Valnetina with a spinning back fist. 10-9 and 49-46 Shevchenko.
Valentina Shevchenko defeated Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)