The next time you see Antonina Shevchenko, it won’t be because she’s showing off her dances moves alongside sister Valentina, but rather because she’s a bona fide UFC fighter competing in the flyweight division.
That’s according to a report from ESPN, which has “Pantera” throwing down with Ashlee Evans-Smith at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 28 finale on FOX Sports 1, set for Nov. 30, 2018 inside Pearl Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Shevchenko (6-0) remains unbeaten in six trips to the cage, including last June’s technical knockout win over Jaimelene Nievera on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. No question a debut win over an established veteran will have her right in the flyweight title mix, but don’t expect to see a sibling rivalry should “Bullet” prevail at UFC 228.
As for Evans-Smith (6-3), she’s looking to build on her unanimous decision win over Bec Rawlings at the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) event last April. “Rebel Girl” is 3-3 inside the Octagon after crossing over from World Series of Fighting (WSOF) back in 2014.
TUF 28 Finale will determine the reality show winner in the men’s heavyweight and women’s featherweight divisions, while also airing a handful of already-announced match ups, like Bryan Caraway vs. Pedro Munhoz and Tim Means vs. Ricky Rainey.
Stay tuned for more TUF 28 fight card announcements in the coming weeks, if not days.