Valentina Shevchenko looked as dominant as ever last night (Sat., Apr. 24, 2021) at UFC 261 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., when the women’s flyweight champion bloodied Jessica Andrade to earn a second-round TKO (punches and elbows).
Shevchenko was in control from the opening bell with punches from the outside and a strong clinch game. The champion even scored a slamming takedown off a body lock and nearly sunk in a rear-naked choke.
Shevchenko went back to the well in the second with a few more slamming takedowns. She ended up catching Andrade in a crucifix and pummeled her with hard punches and elbows. Andrade started to bloody and the referee stepped in.
Check out the full fight video highlights below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:
Is a return to glory coming for the challenger?— UFC (@ufc) April 25, 2021
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It's time to pay homage #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/xgel9FTpxW— UFC (@ufc) April 25, 2021
For twelve pounds of UFC gold— UFC (@ufc) April 25, 2021
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Valentina ataca el cuello con mucho tiempo #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/b7OGLBI4ZW— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) April 25, 2021
She in inevitable— UFC (@ufc) April 25, 2021
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BEEN OUR QUEEN.— UFC (@ufc) April 25, 2021
IS OUR QUEEN.
By the looks of it, ALWAYS WILL BE. #UFC261 pic.twitter.com/O81IhaxSY5
On a level all her own!— UFC (@ufc) April 25, 2021
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