Valentina Shevchenko is now second in the UFC Women’s pound-for-pound rankings after her win over Jennifer Maia
Antonina defeated Ariane Lipski and left her rival with a facial fracture in all this. Valentina, for her part, defended her UFC Flyweight title against Maia. The Bullet faced a tough battle early on but she dominated her way to another impressive win.
Shevchenko is one of the best female fighters ever and she was ranked #3 in the pound-for-pound standings prior to this. However, the win inched her closer to the Lioness, Amanda Nunes, and Valentina is second in the rankings now.
She usurped another champion in Zhang Weili. The Strawweight Champion is undefeated in her UFC career but this win for Shevchenko did enough to take her up to second.
We have a new No. 2️⃣ in the Women's P4P Rankings!
— UFC (@ufc) November 25, 2020
Can anyone dethrone Nunes?
The Brazilian remains one of the best ever in the Octagon and no one seems to be able to dethrone her. Shevchenko has lost twice to the Brazilian while Nunes seems to have everyone else’s number.
Nunes was to fight Megan Anderson at UFC 256 but pulled out due to an injury. While no one seems to be able to get the better of her, another star did make a move up in the pound-for-pound rankings after UFC 255.
Katlyn Chookagian defeated Cynthia Calvillo and moved up a couple of spots in the rankings. The Blonde Fighter is now ranked 10th while Calvillo is 12th. Some other big names make up the top 10 in the UFC Women’s pound-for-pound rankings though.
Former champions Rose Namajunas, Jessica Andrade and Joanna Jedrzejczyk are fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
Germaine de Randamie, Holly Holm and Aspen Lado make up the rest of the top 10. The other names in the top 15 include Nina Ansaroff, the wife of Nunes, Yan Xiaonan, Claudia Gadelha and Julianna Pena.
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