Dana White Likes Idea Of Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade
UFC President Dana White appears to be on board with the idea of Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Andrade.
Shevchenko is the reigning UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion. She’s fresh off a successful title defense against Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision at UFC 255. This was “Bullet’s” fourth successful title defense.
Andrade recently had a successful flyweight debut. She defeated former title contender Kaitlyn Chookagian via first-round TKO. With the win, Andrade shot up to the number one spot on the official UFC women’s flyweight rankings.
Speaking to reporters during the UFC 255 post-fight press conference, White discussed the possibility of Shevchenko vs. Andrade (via MMAFighting.com).
“I think Andrade vs. Shevchenko is a very fun fight, and the thing I love about that fight is that Shevchenko’s at a place in her career where she needs an opponent that people think actually has a chance of beating her, and I think we all know that Andrade does.
“If you’re going to go out and be safe against somebody like Jennifer, what are you going to do against Andrade? Andrade is going to bring her a lot of things she’s never seen before, not to mention the power Andrade has. She just knocked the No. 2 girl in the world with a body shot. She’s a real problem for Shevchenko that [Shevchenko is] going to have to figure out, and if she does, I think the fight that makes more sense is, Zhang will fight here soon, and after Weili fights, maybe you do those two.”