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Sport Valentina Shevchenko in eerily similar situation to peak Ronda Rousey

03:35  24 september  2021
03:35  24 september  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Shevchenko . It took Holly Holm to finally expose the weaknesses in Ronda ’s game. Before her, everyone was so intimidated by Ronda ’s grappling that they scared themselves right into her trap. Holm exposed her as having no defense against good strikers. Shevchenko would not have been Yes, Nunes hit Rousey hard several times. But rather than properly defending, moving away, or even executing a competent take-down, she kind of threw up her hands in a futile and ineffective way to block Nunes’ punches. Holly Holm revealed that flaw in Rousey , though in that fight Rousey at least kept

Valentina Shevchenko : Ronda Rousey Can Get Some After I Crush Amanda Nunes.

LAS VEGAS — Ronda Rousey was a star from the first moment she competed in the UFC, but her star really went to the next level after she knocked out Bethe Correira at UFC 190.

She defeated Correia with strikes on Aug. 1, 2015, in 34 seconds. It made her 12-0 as a pro and counting UFC 190, her previous three came in a combined total of 64 seconds.

That night, a slew of A-list celebrities were watching Rousey and took to Twitter to sing her praises.

Little did they know that would be her final win. Rousey fought at UFC 193 on Nov. 15, 2015, in Australia as one of the two or three biggest stars in all of combat sports at the time. She was a massive favorite against Holly Holm, but was dominated and knocked out a minute into the second round.

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UFC badass Valentina Shevchenko is down to rumble with Ronda Rousey but don't get it twisted -- she's gotta put a beatdown on Amanda Nunes first. Shevchenko told TMZ Sports the champ is getting SLEPT when they do the dance at UFC 213 Valentina says she's been training her ass off to avenge the L Nunes hung on her at UFC 196 -- and the new version of herself is too damn dangerous. Shev says that's up to her. FYI, Rousey 's kinda busy right now crushing obstacle courses on "Battle of the Network Stars."

Shevchenko released a statement via Facebook on Wednesday regarding the incident: Thank you so much dear friends for all the moral support in this very hard time that I and my family are going through! On Sunday my coach master Pavel risked his life to defend me and the people that I was having Shevchenko , who is from Kyrgyzstan but lives in Peru, is scheduled to face Holly Holm in the UFC on Fox 20 headliner in Chicago on July 23. The fighter told TMZSports.com that she still plans to compete at the event. UFC President Dana White confirmed that the bout is still moving forward as planned for

She fought once more, and didn’t last a minute, getting obliterated by Amanda Nunes in 48 seconds. She’s never fought again.

The ending of her story should serve as a cautionary tale to all fighters, that no matter how good it’s going that things can change quickly.

Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko enters her bout with Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in a situation eerily similar to Rousey: Shevchenko is an overwhelming favorite, arguably the greatest female fighter of all-time and is seen as farther ahead of the field than Secretariat at the 1973 Belmont.

The only fight that could be made now for her that wouldn’t have her as a massive favorite is a third one with Nunes.

“I’m not against it, but I’d have to sit down and talk with them and see what they want to do,” UFC president Dana White said of a potential Nunes-Shevchenko 3.

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Is Ronda Rousey ever returning to the Octagon? As reported by the Washington Post, Ronda Rousey 's loss in November 2015 was so bad, she was put on mandatory medical suspension. It's since ended, and Champions.co writes that Ronda underwent USADA drug testing. The good news? For about the millionth time since she suffered the only loss of her UFC career to Holly Holm, White also said that Rousey does intend on fighting again and that we could see her in the Octagon before the year comes to a close.

Valentina Shevchenko is no Ronda Rousey -- and won't be disposed of in the 1st round so says Amanda Nunes. Nunes is facing "Bullet" at UFC 213 -- and after things got physical at the big UFC announcement last week, we wanted to know if Amanda was planning a quick beatdown of her new "I think it's gonna be a battle," Nunes told us outside of Katsuya in Hollywood. She also predicted the fight will go the distance. Nunes and Shevchenko fought back in March 2016 -- Nunes won that fight in a decision. Since that fight, she destroyed Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey with 1st round finishes.


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Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is a massive -1600 favorite at BetMGM to defend her title against Laurne Murphy on Saturday at UFC 266 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is a massive -1600 favorite at BetMGM to defend her title against Laurne Murphy on Saturday at UFC 266 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Shevchenko is unique among UFC fighters. She’s never satisfied, never looks ahead and is constantly evolving, both as a fighter and a person.

If there is one elite fighter who won’t fall off the cliff like Rousey, it’s Shevchenko.

“It’s all about one’s approach to a fight,” Shevchenko said. “Approach in how you prepare for the fight. Approach in how you think what may be dangerous. In my opinion, if you’re getting ready for every single fight the same way you were getting ready for fights in the beginning, nothing is going to change. If you understand that there are no easy opponents, if you understand that every situation can bring you hard positions, and you know how to deal with that and you push yourself to the limit every single training [session] in every single training camp, it’s a different approach.

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Shevchenko will get her shot at the title two months later than she thought when she faces Nunes on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 215 at Edmonton’s Rogers Place. They were supposed to fight at UFC 213 in July, but Nunes pulled out on the morning of the fight with a sinus infection. It’s why the rescheduling of the fight hasn’t impacted Shevchenko much. It’s difficult for fighters who build to a peak on fight night to have a late postponement and quick rescheduling. In those cases, it’s hard to get their training back in order.

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“It’s not, ‘Oh, I’m a star here. I’m a champion and everyone has to fall.’ No. No one wants to fall. Everyone wants to fight you [as champion] and take your place. If you understand that truth, you will dominate them if you have enough power.”

In her glory days, Rousey was ending fights so quickly that there wasn’t much chance to see, much less exploit, her weaknesses. The women at that time didn’t really know how to deal with her judo and she was able to catch nearly all of them in arm bars and force submissions.

Holm was a boxing world champion who knew she had better striking than Rousey, but had to find a way to get to a striking contest. The way to do that was to negate her judo. She did it and the fight was a no-contest.

The women’s division has gotten deeper and more talented over the last five years and Shevchenko faces legitimate threats each time out.

And she never limits herself. She’s not satisfied with what she’s done and she legitimately enjoys the process. To her, it’s a contest with herself to see how much she can improve and how good she can become.

It’s why she sloughs off all talk of retirement or goals other than simply winning the fight at hand.

“If someone has already put in plans and put in a limit to their career, they’re done already,” she said, “because they’re beginning to count minutes, seconds toward their end. I don’t want that to happen. I want to do everything that I can the best way that I can for the most time I can. It’s why I never put a certain date out there that I’ll be done. This is a beautiful time in my life and I don’t want it to end soon, so [I’ll never do that].”

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