The “Bullet” reminded us that she is a complete fighter during the fight and afterwards at the post-fight press conference. Her ability to control the clinch position was instrumental in neutralizing a seasoned grappler like Pena, a former TUF winner and winner of four straight coming into the fight.
“I am complete fighter,” she said with authority, explaining her tactics depend on her opponent and what is needed. “Julianna is good fighter, she is wild. But I am a master.”
Now, UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes waits in the wings. Nunes won the first bout and she was quick to remind Shevchenko of that after the fight.
Let’s see what happens.
Did you know Valentina’s sister Antonina Shevchenko is defending her Muay Thai title March 3?
— Antonina Shevchenko (@KO_Antonina) January 21, 2017
Back to back UFC female main events. This is good.
Tokyo, Japan will be the place for an atomweight title bout between 38-year-old Naho Sugiyama (12-4-0) and 39-yearold Mina Kurobe (9-2-0) at Deep Jewels 15.
— Lady Go！wmma kic box (@_sugi2009) December 12, 2016
With fighters like Japanese Invicta FC atomweight champion Ayaka Yamasaki and strawweight Mizuki Inoue doing well, the Jewels promotion seems to be a good breeding ground for talented fighters.
What does a hungry fighter have to do to get another fight booked around here?? I was serious about fighting at least 5X this year. My focus is on fighting & only fighting this year. No distractions, no time for bullshit, it's my time! Put me back in there! Let's go!! Do I have to start booking my own fights?? If I can't get back in the Glory ring by March, let's go back to MMA. There's a lot of Flyweights to punch & kick in the face these days. I got a 7 day suspension after my fight last week & guess what?!?! That 7days is up today! #itsGOtime #weReady @glorykickboxing @bellatormma @lfafighting
I think MMA would welcome you back with open arms, Zoila.
I hope they keep it standing, should be a wild one.
And, let’s not forget:
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) January 26, 2017
See you next week!