Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Challenge Valentina Shevchenko for Flyweight Belt

Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Challenge Valentina Shevchenko for Flyweight Belt

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Challenge Valentina Shevchenko for Flyweight Belt

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 11: Joanna Jedrzejczyk reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

 

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will aim to make some UFC history on December 8th.  The former UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion will look to add the flyweight title that night, making her the first female fighter to be a champ in multiple weight classes in UFC history.

She will first have to go through Valentina Shevchenko, who was set to challenge for the 125-pound belt a few weeks ago at UFC 228 before then-champ Nicco Montano pulled out of the fight last minute due to a botched weight cut.  This caused her to be stripped of the title, leaving it vacant.

Jedrzejczyk and Shevchenko famously fought three times in Muay Thai, with Shevchenko winning all three contests.  This will be there first time facing off in MMA.

UFC 231 goes down December 8th from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

 

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