Valentina Shevchenko opened up about her loss to Alexa Grasso at UFC 285, which noticed her dominant ladies’s flyweight title reign come to an finish.
Shevchenko took to her Instagram to thank her followers for his or her assist after Grasso submitted her within the fourth-round by way of face crank. She talked about that the despite the fact that the loss is troublesome, it is going to make her stronger and known as for an instantaneous rematch:
“Thanks everybody for the assist! Really admire all of you ! In good and dangerous thanks for being with me…Tough instances constructed sturdy individuals…Martial Arts is my LIFE and I will likely be again for quick rematch stronger than ever.”
‘Bullet’ additionally took duty for making an enormous mistake within the fourth spherical, which ultimately price her the ladies’s flyweight championship. She talked about that it was irritating for her, particularly contemplating that she was profitable the combat as much as that time:
“Struggle doesn’t forgive any mistake! Particularly it feels irritating once you was dominating all of the combat. No excuses , solely onerous work ! Prepared to begin throughout…Love you all.”
Primarily based on her prolonged title reign, the UFC will seemingly grant Shevchenko an instantaneous rematch towards Grasso. Will probably be fascinating to see whether or not ‘Bullet’ takes a extra aggressive strategy within the rematch.
Dana White compliments Alexa Grasso for exceeding expectations towards Valentina Shevchenko
Dana White complimented Alexa Grasso for overcoming the chances and exceeding expectations en path to dethroning Valentina Shevchenko.
Grasso caught to her gameplan and waited for the proper second to take ‘Bullet’s again and safe the face crank that received her the combat. Throughout his post-event press convention, White talked about that he initially thought ‘Bullet’ can be too sturdy for Grasso and was shocked at how the combat performed out:
“She regarded superior tonight, her arms regarded actually good. When she obtained take down and was on her again, I cherished how busy she was within the guard and stored transferring, stored Valentina working, stored throwing punches, I imply, she got here in with an superior gameplan tonight and executed it completely.” [0:15 – 0:33]
With an instantaneous rematch prone to happen subsequent, will probably be intersting to see how quickly each fighters are keen to compete once more and what the promotion has deliberate for the opposite contenders at 125lbs.