Last weekend a rematch took place between Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan and Alexa Grasso of Mexico. The fight for the UFC bantamweight title, owned by the Mexican, ended in a scandalous decision by the judges, who awarded a draw.
This result displeased Shevchenko and several fighters in the league, who believed that the former champion deserved the victory.
“We need another rematch. That’s what we’re going to do. I think it’s the right decision,” White said at a news conference.
Shevchenko was injured during the fight – a chipped fracture in his hand. He will need surgery.