Jennifer Maia is accepting guidance from reigning UFC double-champion Amanda Nunes about what it requires to outmaneuver The Bullet forward of UFC 255.
No one at flyweight has been able to figure out how to hand Valentina Shevchenko her to start with decline in the division, and oddsmakers look to consider that Jennifer Maia will be no distinctive. Shevchenko is at this time a 17 to 1 most loved more than Maia ahead of their UFC 255 title struggle, but as you may possibly picture, Jennifer Maia will not be getting into the cage this Saturday with a defeated mentality. She thinks she is very well skilled and effectively geared up to turn out to be the new featherweight champion, and component of that preparing contains receiving welcomed advice from bantamweight winner Amanda Nunes, who is the previous individual to defeat Shevchenko.
“Basically she advised me to not enable Valentina be comfortable primary the fight and impose my rhythm,” Maia explained to Sherdog.com of Nunes’s tips. “She is extremely smart and reads your sport system really very well, predominantly when you maintain undertaking a comparable sequence. And we worked rather challenging to bring some surprises to her.”
A different part of Shevchenko’s recreation that has made her so effective is her cardio. She by no means seems to gradual down at all as the struggle progresses, and Jennifer Maia thinks that she is one particular of the couple woman fighters who can match Shevchenko’s pace for an whole five-spherical fight.
“In that factor we are fairly identical,” Maia said. “If you see all three of my 5-spherical fights in Invicta, you will see that I also grow [stronger] in the final rounds.”
Nevertheless Jennifer Maia is still to go 5 rounds in the UFC, the final time she did go 5 rounds was in 2017 in Invicta, where Maia was equipped to defeat Agnieszka Niedźwiedź via unanimous determination, which supports Maia’s place that a five-spherical combat will not be a trouble for her. Then all over again, defeating Agnieszka Niedźwiedź, Vanessa Porto, and even Roxanne Modafferi in five-round fights is one point, but accomplishing it in opposition to the greatest 125-pound fighter in women’s MMA is very another. Jennifer Maia will look to establish that Shevchenko is no distinctive from the over names by pulling out a person of the finest upsets of all time at UFC 255.
Do you believe Amanda Nunes’s suggestions to Jennifer Maia will make a big difference in Jennifer Maia’s title bout from Valentina Shevchenko this Saturday at UFC 255?