Last night at the UFC 285 tournament, Shevchenko met with the representative of Mexico, Alexa Grasso. The Kyrgyz representative won the title in 2018 and has defended it seven times since then.
Shevchenko actively started the fight, gradually crushing his opponent. However, she made a mistake and nearly got knocked out in the first round. The second and third rounds went to Shevchenko, who was noticeably superior to her opponent.
The fate of the fight was decided by another mistake by the champion. To no avail, he went on the attack and Grasso managed to land a chokehold.
“Unfortunately, this happens in mixed martial arts. You win a fight, take round after round, and then a stupid mistake leads to defeat. I know for a fact that I am stronger than her. I want revenge,” he said now. The former champion commented on the result.
Shevchenko, 34, has 23 wins and 4 losses.