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Jessica Eye wants a crack at UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko one more time. Eye fought Shevchenko last year at UFC 238 and brutally knocked out via a leg kick in the second round.

Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Eye

Jessica Eye took to twitter and pleaded the UFC to give her a shot at Shevchenko again. Eye tweeted about it while Shevchenko was defending her flyweight title against Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247. Valentina defeated Katlyn Chookagian via TKO in the third round after a dominant one-sided beating.

Please give me another chance @ufc,” Jessica Eye tweeted.

Since her KO loss, Eye fought Viviane Araujo at UFC 245 and defeated her via unanimous decision. Despite her win, it’s highly unlikely that she gets a shot at Shevchenko anytime soon. Eye missed weight in her last fight and there’s a huge possibility of Shevchenko fighting Joanne Calderwood next.

Next possible opponents for Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko has now won five straight fights inside the Octagon and is running out of competition in the flyweight division. However, she has named three potential opponents.

I feel amazing,” Shevchenko said backstage following her victory at UFC 247 co-main event at the Toyota Center (via – MMA Junkie). “It’s not only because of the performance, but the past couple of months was also a lot of work – a lot of hard training, mental pressure, physical pressure, and everything. When you end the fight with the fight result you expected, it’s the best feeling that you ever can feel.”

We just watched the rankings of flyweight with Laura Sanko, and it was after Katlyn (Chookagain) (and) Jessica Eye. It was Joanne Calderwood, Jennifer Maia, and Roxanne Modafferi,” Shevchenko said. “These three girls I think are strong fighters. They have very good skills. Each one, they have different styles of fighting. I would love to fight any one of them.”

She also revealed that she is ready to return to the Octagon soon.

It doesn’t matter,” Shevchenko said. “I don’t know – tomorrow, probably. Yes, I’d love to fight soon.”

Who do you guys think Valentina Shevchenko will fight next? Does Jessica Eye deserve another crack at Valentina Shevchenko?


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