Former UFC title challenger Valentina Shevchenko says her next bout inside the Octagon may take place in the flyweight division.
On Tuesday, Shevchenko appeared on Luke Thomas’ radio show and revealed her intentions to fight at 125 pounds.
Last weekend, Shevchenko fought UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 215. Nunes and Shevchenko fought in a back-and-forth battle for five rounds. But despite Shevchenko landing more strikes throughout the fight, Nunes walked away with a split decision win.
Since the fight, Shevchenko has not been shy about her not agreeing with the judges’ scorecards, and believes she should have left with the UFC title.
During her interview with Thomas, Shevchenko said she believes she’ll get a rematch against Nunes at some point, but believes her next fight will be in the flyweight division.
This year, the UFC announced they were adopting a female 125-pound division. The UFC introduced the division on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The winner of the tournament will become the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion.