Jessica Andrade thinks she is battling the pound-for-pound very best female on Saturday night time in Valentina Shevchenko.
In the initially of thee title fights at UFC 261, Andrade is established to deal with Shevchenko in an attention-grabbing matchup. Given that the flyweight division opened, Shevchenko has dominated all people.
Nonetheless, she misplaced to Amanda Nunes at bantamweight, but in accordance to Andrade, the flyweight champ is the pound-for-pound finest as she thinks Shevchenko should’ve gained.
“Valentina is the greatest in the UFC,” Andrade reported in an interview with MMA Fighting. “I’ve constantly desired to combat her for the reason that I often want to combat the ideal. I’ve fought a good deal of fantastic ladies and I think Valentina is one particular stage higher than any other. Really, her combat with Amanda [Nunes], I’m a single of all those that consider [judges] could have presented it to Valentina due to the fact she was far better.”
Andrade is not on your own in wondering Shevchenko defeat Nunes in the rematch. However, since the combat, each of them have dominated and the Brazilian even became a champ-champ.
According to Andrade, she also thinks the actuality Shevchenko fights frequently and places on remarkable fights also places her at the top rated of the pound-for-pound checklist.
“Even even though Amanda has two belts, Valentina fights all the time and generally puts on terrific fights and the similar speed from commence to complete,” Andrade claimed. “Amanda doesn’t fight that typically. She owns two belts but does not struggle all the time, so I feel Valentina has a lot more encounter in the Octagon. I believe Valentina is the finest pound-for-pound in the UFC.”
Jessica Andrade enters her title battle coming off a to start with-spherical TKO gain more than Katlyn Chookagian in her flyweight debut. The Brazilian is also the former strawweight champ and has reputable KO electric power which will make the struggle versus Shevchenko fascinating.
Do you concur with Jessica Andrade that Valentina Shevchenko is the pound-for-pound finest?