Valentina Shevchenko made a statement after the defeat

Valentina Shevchenko made a statement after the defeat

After losing early to Alexa Grasso at UFC 285 in Las Vegas, former UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is confident she won the fight unconditionally until she made a mistake and allowed the Mexican to land a rear naked choke in the fourth round.

“That’s what happens in mixed martial arts,” Bullet said in a post-match interview. “You win the fight, every round, without a doubt, but a stupid situation changes the whole game. This is part of the game, I congratulate Alexa, but I know that I am stronger and if not for this roundhouse kick, the result would have been different.”

“At least it’s some kind of movement in the flyweight division, maybe it will motivate other girls and stir them up by the time I come back and take back my title. Definitely, I am looking forward to an immediate rematch, because I know that I won the fight.

According to the judges’ protocol, by the beginning of the fourth round, Valentina Shevchenko won the fight on the cards of all judges with a score of 29-28 three times, losing the first five minutes, and taking the next two rounds.

Failure in the duel with Grasso interrupted a series of nine victories, eight of which Shevchenko won in title fights, and became the Bullets’ first early loss under the UFC banner.