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UFC 238: Valentina Shevchenko defends against Jessica Eye

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The UFC announced today that flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (16-3-0) will make her first title defence against No. 1 contender Jessica Eye (14-6-0) at UFC 238 in June.

Shevchenko, 31, won the belt with a convincing decision win over Joanna Jedrzejczyk at Toronto’s UFC 231 last December. She stated afterwards that she would like to be an active champion and so it all starts for “The Bullet” in Chicago.

Eye, 32, has rebounded from four consecutive losses at bantamweight to three consecutive wins at flyweight.

UFC 238 is scheduled for June 8 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Current bouts are:

Valentina Shevchenko (16-3-0) vs. Jessica Eye (14-6-0)

Nina Ansaroff (10-5-0) vs. Tatiana Suarez (7-0-0)

Joanne Calderwood (13-3-0) vs. Katlyn Chookagian (11-2-0)

Tickets go on sale April 5. More bouts are expected to be announced.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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