Nunes (20-Four MMA, 13-1 UFC), the ladies’s featherweight and bantamweight champion, grew to become the primary fighter in UFC historical past to defend two belts concurrently when she retained her 145-pound title with a one-sided resolution over Felicia Spencer this previous Saturday at UFC 250.
Nunes continues to tear by means of competitors in two weight lessons, leaving many to marvel if there’s anybody left for her to face. Two of the hardest challenges of her profession got here in opposition to Shevchenko (19-Three MMA, 8-2 UFC), the UFC girls’s flyweight champion, who took Nunes to the brink in 2017 in a cut up resolution.
Talking to reporters on the UFC 250 post-fight information convention, White was requested if it’s time Nunes confronted Shevchenko in a trilogy bout, however White didn’t appear too .
“For the third time? And Amanda received twice? No,” White mentioned.
He truly thinks there’s a better probability Shevchenko faces UFC strawweight champion Zhang Weili first.
“I don’t suppose that’s the best battle for Valentina,” White mentioned. “In case you take a look at Amanda, she’s the queen of two divisions proper now – ’35 and ’45 – and I believe what you’d see earlier than that could be a couple extra wins from (Zhang) Weili and that battle occurring earlier than you’d see the Amanda battle once more.”
Shevchenko, who has already defended her 125-pound title thrice, has misplaced simply twice within the UFC, each shut choices to Nunes.