Pros React to Valetina Shevchenko’s Thunderous Head Kick KO of Jessica Eye at UFC 238

Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Shevchenko Credit: Dave Mandel/

A massive, scary-looking head kick KO gave Valentina Shevchenko the first defense of her flyweight title at UFC 238 — see how the pros reacted!

Valentina Shevchenko made the first defense of her flyweight title at UFC 238 on Saturday. And she made a statement in the process. Taking on Jessica ‘Evil’ Eye, it was Shevchenko unleashing a decidedly evil-looking headkick in the second round. Shin hit dome, and Eye hit the canvas. Her title hopes evaporated like a cloud of smoke. Luckily, she was able to leave the octagon under her own power, the but finish sounded like she had been hit by a bat.

Post fight, Shevchenko called the women’s flyweight division the future of female fighting. It may very well be, but there’s a big question as to who will challenge her in the future. Katlin Chookagian has made a case, and defeated Joanne Calderwood earlier in the night. But does anyone really see ‘Bullet’ having more trouble with Chookagian than Eye?

There’s also the winner of Liz Carmouche vs. Roxanne Modafferi. Carmouche holds a win over Shevchenko from a previous encounter, up a weight class. Modafferi holds a win over Valentina’s sister.

Story lines sell, and either fighter could jump the line with a win over the other.

For now, though, here’s your reaction to the UFC 238 co-main event!

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Scary indeed

That about sums it up…

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