In all combat sports, Valentina Shevchenko is regarded as one of the best fighters ever. We shall examine the history of her nick moniker, “Bullet,” in this essay.
Shevchenko, who was born on March 7, 1988, in Frunze, Kyrgyzstan, began his Taekwondo training at the age of five. She quickly developed a passion for combat sports and began training for kickboxing at the age of 12. She acquired her moniker around the same period as this.
Valentina Shevchenko defeated a 22-year-old opponent when she was only 12 years old. Her trainer, Pavel Fedotov, was impressed by her quickness and ferocity in the ring and gave her the nickname “Bullet,” which has stuck to this day.
This weekend, Valentina Shevchenko, who is currently No. 2 in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings, will defend her flyweight title. In the co-main event of UFC 285, “Bullet” will face Mexican challenger Alexa Grasso in an attempt to make her ninth championship defence.
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Alexa Grasso: Fight Preview
Valentina Shevchenko has successfully defended the title seven times since winning the women’s 125-pound division in 2018. On Saturday night, Alexa Grasso, her next opponent, plans to attempt a significant upset.
With a 3-3 record through her first six fights in the UFC, Grasso had a pretty unimpressive debut. The Mexican fighter, however, seems to have found her footing in the cage since moving up to the flyweight division.
The 29-year-old has won his last four matches. Grasso qualified for the UFC flyweight championship with victories over Joanne Wood by submission, Ji Yeon Kim via decision, Maycee Barber via knockout, and Viviane Araujo via decision.
Although though Alexa Grasso lacks Valentina Shevchenko’s level of experience, she is now one of the best fighters in the division. She has good boxing skills and is tough; during her career, she has only been defeated once.
On the other hand, Shevchenko, who weighs 125 pounds and has never lost, is the clear favourite in the betting.