in ,

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanne Calderwood Booked for UFC 251 in June

valentina shevchenko ufc 238 ceremonial weigh ins

A flyweight title matchup between reigning champion, Valentina ‘Bullet’ Shevchenko, and perennial contender, Joanne ‘JoJo’ Calderwood is expected to feature at UFC 251 on June 6th. Shevchenko recently managed a ground-and-pound victory over Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 earlier this month, with Scottish Muay Thai practitioner, Calderwood, managing a narrow, split decision triumph over Angela Lee at UFC 242 last September. News of the pairing was initially reported by ESPN staff writer, Brett Okamoto.

Since her move to 125-pounds back in February of 2018, Kyrgyzstan native, Shevchenko, has been simply dominant. Five straight wins, and three consecutive successful title defences. The 31-year-old recently finished the aforementioned Chookagian, after a dominant rematch win over Liz Carmouche, and a highlight-reel high-kick knockout of Jessica Eye last June.


Irvine native, Calderwood earns her first Octagon championship opportunity in June, following three wins and a single defeat since her return to flyweight. The 33-year-old striker has lodged victories over Kalindra Faria, Ariane Lipski, and as noted earlier, bested Angela Lee back at UFC 242. Calderwood has a storied kickboxing background, having competed in Thailand, England and her native Scotland before her Octagon debut back in 2015.

Sign up for ESPN+ and Stream Live Sports and Exclusive Originals! Advertisement Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings



What do you think?

326 Points
Upvote Downvote
PSX 20200219 171053

10 Fighters Who Could Feature at UFC Dublin

skysports james gallagher cal 4863988

James Gallagher vs. Cal Ellenor Rescheduled for Bellator London on May 16th.