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Valentina Shevchenko v. Joanne Calderwood at UFC 251 on June 6

Valentina Shevchenko ’s (@BulletValentina) next title defense will come against Joanne Calderwood (@DRkneevil) at UFC 251 on June 6. The venue yet to be confirmed.

After another dominant performance vs Katelyn Chookagian at UFC 247 in Texas, Houston, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko threw a few names out there for potential title challengers. One of those was Scottish native Joanne Calderwood.

It seems Calderwood has the next crack at the women’s flyweight title. Can she put a stop to the destruction of Shevchenko?

The Scot will make history being the first Scottish athlete to compete for a title inside the promotion.

Valentina Shevchenko (19-3) is nicknamed the ‘Bullet’ for a reason. She’s unstoppable at the minute with each performance being improved.

Joanne Calderwood (14-4) left the Griphouse in Glasgow for the bright lights of Vegas. Since the move, it’s paid off massively and been backed up in her performances. Calderwood’s last defeat was to Katlyn Chookagian, who some may argue she won the fight. Since then, she has taken a split decision win v Andrea Lee in Abu Dhabi back in September of 2019.

Brett Okamoto broke the news overnight for ESPN.


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