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UFC 261 record rundown: Valentina Shevchenko looks to add to her growing list of flyweight records

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Valentina Shevchenko has nine UFC flyweight records. Can she add more at UFC 261?

Valentina Shevchenko was 0-2 against Amanda Nunes when she dropped from bantamweight to flyweight. Her first UFC fight at 125 pounds went well. Shevchenko overwhelmed the over-matched Priscila Cachoeira in that 2018 bout. The fight ended before the end of the second stanza. Shevchenko won via submission. She earned a “Performance of the Night” bonus for her troubles and set several records in the women’s flyweight division during the abbreviated scrap.

In her next outing, Shevchenko won the vacant women’s flyweight title with a decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Shevchenko has defended that belt four times. Her most recent win came in November when Shevchenko earned a decision victory over Jennifer Maia. The champ added her name to the women’s flyweight record book during that scrap as well.

On Saturday, at UFC 261, Shevchenko puts her title on the line against former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade. Shevchenko holds nine UFC women’s flyweight records outright, and she is tied for the top spot in three more. Those records, in grappling and striking, point to Shevchenko’s all-around MMA abilities. Will the defending champ leave Florida with more UFC records at 125 pounds?

Below is a look at the UFC flyweight records of Valentina Shevchenko before she faces Jessica Andrade on the UFC 261 fight card.

UFC 261 takes place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 261: Shevchenko’s UFC flyweight records

Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Shevchenko
Overall UFC records
Shevchenko ranks fifth in UFC history in longest average fight time at 17:18
Overall UFC women's flyweight records
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 18 takedowns landed
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with a takedown accuracy of 64.3 percent
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 1.52 strikes absorbed per minute
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in significant striking accuracty at 54.7 percent
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in bottom position percentage at 2.48 percent
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in bottom position time with 2:30
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history in longest average fight time at 16:49
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with a six-fight winning streak
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with a five title fight wins
Shevchenko is tied for first in UFC women's flyweight history with two fight night bonuses
Shevchenko is tied for first in UFC women's flyweight history in wins with six
Shevchenko is tied for first in UFC women's flyweight history in knockoouts with two
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history with a striking differential of plus 1.81
Shevchnko is tied for second in UFC women's flyweight history in finishes with three
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history in top position time with 36:17
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history in control time at 41.6 percent
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history in striking defense at 69 percent
Shevchenko is ties for second in UFC women's flyweight history in top poisition percentage with 35.9 percent
Shevchenko ranks third in UFC women's flyweight history in control time at 41:58
Shevchenko ranks third in UFC women's flyweight history with 775 total strikes landed
Shevchenko ranks fourth in UFC women's flyweight history in total fight time at 1:40:54
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with a six-fight winning streak
Shevchenko ranks eighth in UFC women's flyweight historysith 336 significant strikes landed
UFC women's flyweight single round records
Shevchenko ranks first in takedowns attempted in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 14 vs. Joanna Jedrezjczyk on 12-8-18
Shevchenko ranks first in total ground strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 219 vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks first in total strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 249 vs. Jennifer Maia on 11-21-20
Shevchenko ranks first in striking differential in one UFC women's flyweight fight at +93 vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks first in significant striking accuracy in one UFC women's flyweight fight at 84.1 percent vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks first in significant ground strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 84 vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks second in total head strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 181 vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
Shevchenko is tied for third in takedowns landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with five vs. Joanna Jedrezjczyk on 12-8-18
Shevchenko is tied for third in takedowns landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with five vs. Jennifer Maia on 11-12-20
Shevchenko ranks third in total head strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 174 vs. Jennifer Maia on 11-21-20
Shevchenko ranks third in significant head strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 87 vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks third in total strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 230 vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks third in takedown accuracy in one UFC women's flyweight fight 1t 35.7 percent vs. Joanna Jedrezjczyk on 12-8-18
Shevchenko ranks third in total clinch strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 84 vs. Jennifer Maia on 11-21-20
Shevchenko ranks fourth in total ground strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 115 vs. Jennifer Maia on 11-21-20
Shevchenko ranks fifth in total body strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 66 vs. Jennifer Maia on 11-21-20
Shevchenko ranks sixth in total strikes atempted in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 317 vs. Jennifer Maia on 11-21-20
Shevchenko ranks 10th in total body strikes landed in one UFC women's flyweight fight with 49 vs. Priscila Coachoeira on 2-3-18
UFC women's flyweight single fight records
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 146 total strikes attempted in one round vs. Priscila Coachoeira (Rd. 2) on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks first in UFC women's flyweight history with 135 total strikes landed in one round vs. Priscila Coachoeira (Rd. 2) on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history with 95 total strikes landed in one round vs. Priscila Coachoeira (Rd. 1) on 2-3-18
Shevchenko ranks second in UFC women's flyweight history with 5 takedowns landed in one round vs.Joanna Jedrezjczyk (Rd. 2) on 12-8-18
Shevchenko is tied for sixth in UFC women's flyweight history with 52 significant strikes landed in one round vs. Priscila Coachoeira (Rd. 2) on 2-3-18