VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO VS. JESSICA EYE HEADLINES UFC 238
The UFC has officially announced its upcoming event in The Windy City. UFC 238 occurs June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, along with the first few bouts for the card have been shown, such as the women’s flyweight title fight. My thoughts about the brand new spells — all women’s struggles — are below.
UFC 238 vs. Jessica Eye, valentina Shevchenko UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will create her first title defense when she chooses on Jessica Eye at UFC 238. Though not official, it is likely this bout will function as the co-main event of this pay-per-view.
Shevchenko (16-3) is 5-2 at the UFC and won the empty flyweight title with a five-round unanimous decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk in her last outing. She is 2-0 as a flyweight in the UFC, and her just two losses in the Octagon came from dual champ Amanda Nunes. Eye (14-6, 1 NC) is 4-5, 1 NC overall in the UFC and is 3-0 since moving to the flyweight division. However, her wins at 125lbs were very close decisions, also Shevchenko is a huge step up in competition from who Eye has been battling.
Start looking for the champ Shevchenko to start as a monster favourite here as she seems to get her first name defense under her belt and start to build her legacy in the game.
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Joanne Calderwood, UFC 238
Flyweight contenders Katlyn Chookagian and Joanne Calderwood are also set to meet at UFC 238. When there’s an accident to someone in the most important event, it is possible either of these fighters might be called up to fight for the name.
Chookagian (11-2) is 4-2 overall from the UFC and most recently dropped a split decision to Eye in UFC 231. Calderwood (13-3) is 5-2 at the UFC and is coming off of back-to-back wins over Ariane Lipski and Kalindra Faria since moving up to flyweight.
Moving up in weight looks like it had been the best choice of Calderwood’s livelihood as she looks rejuvenated in her fresh weight class. Chookagian is a good fighter, but she lacks the finishing ability that Calderwood has. The gambling line ought to be fairly close, but I’d prefer Calderwood here.
Tatiana Suarez vs. Nina Ansaroff, UFC 238
Top women’s strawweight contenders Tatiana Suarez and Nina Ansaroff will square off UFC 238 with a potential title shot on the line.
Suarez (7-0) won The Ultimate Fighter 23 and is a perfect 4-0 at the UFC such as a gigantic TKO win over Carla Esparza in her final outing that declared herself as a legitimate title contender at 115lbs. Ansaroff (10-5) is 4-2 in the UFC and is now riding a four-fight win series using a breakthrough decision win over Claudia Gadelha in her last struggle.
This is a huge matchup between two of the trendiest strawweights on the planet, and the winner must be next in line to resist the victory of UFC 237’s Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade. Though I adore what Ansaroff was performing recently, you just need to go for the upside and take Suarez inside this fight. Like she always seems like, I expect Suarez to be a big favorite to win this fight.
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