Valentina Shevchenko has of course the flyweight title of her women in the co-main event on the line. In the meantime, Antonina Shevchenko meets “The Violence Queen” Ariane Lipski

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The Shevchenko sisters have trained together – they usually do, however, it’s rare for siblings to share a card in the UFC. “Of course, I look forward to fighting on the same card with my sister on the same night,” said Antonina Cageside Press at this week’s UFC 255 media day “We had a training camp together and it was just great. I like that because we have the same training camp, the same atmosphere for the training camp, the same atmosphere at home – I’m looking forward to this fight and look forward to their ”

In Lipski, Shevchenko sees an opponent who is “tough, aggressive, strong” One who has two wins in her last two fights “I mean, I fight in the UFC, I don’t expect easy opponents here, so I’m ready for a tough fight and had a good training camp. This time I just need this win ”

“La Pantera” suffered a loss in their last game against a top contender in Katlyn Chookagian. She is 2-2 in her UFC career so far and at 36, her MMA run came pretty late Shevchenko actually had a handful of fights in the early 2000s, but her focus was on kickboxing and muay thai until around 2017, a few wins on the regional circuit and one win in the Contender Series later, and Shevchenko ended up in the UFC along with her better-known sister / p>

Expectations go with this family bond. But that time is also a factor. As Shevchenko noted this week, MMA is “just developing” fighters, she said, “are growing up, every year you see fighters, only young and older fighters , they are better and better and better ”

“Fighters know everything and they’re good at everything,” she added. “My transition was kind of, I started fighting mixed martial arts in 2002. It wasn’t like that, now I’m switching to MMA, however, there was the time when I was just fought muay thai And I came back to MMA in 2017 and I’m here in UFC Now she has certain expectations of herself – to do well because in the UFC you have to. Plus she added, “I just want to prove to myself that I belong here ”

UFC 255 takes place on Saturday the 21st Held November at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, the main map will be broadcast live on PPV following online and television preps

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