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)
"This is extraordinary..."— UFC (@ufc) November 22, 2020
@JenniMaiaUFC is capitalizing early! #UFC255 pic.twitter.com/JT8onwDYEb
Champion @BulletValentina lands heavy shots and hits the takedown #UFC255— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 22, 2020
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WOW!!!! La campeona sacando su casta! #UFC255 pic.twitter.com/70jlNLgoXi— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) November 22, 2020
RETURNING FIRE.— UFC (@ufc) November 22, 2020
@BulletValentina is starting to find her range. #UFC255 pic.twitter.com/xDuieDVrIe
De nuevo la campeona como un huracán! #UFC255 pic.twitter.com/pzUUimveuN— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) November 22, 2020
Dominante la campeona @BulletValentina aquí lo mejor de los rounds #UFC255 pic.twitter.com/rAXhAHWRDe— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) November 22, 2020
No better tradition #UFC255 pic.twitter.com/A8PmqcCxaC— UFC (@ufc) November 22, 2020