After Nicco Montano failed to defend her title against Valentina Shevchenko a couple of weeks ago, the UFC was fed up and stripped her immediately. With the title vacated, The UFC needed to find themselves a new flyweight champion. They announced both fighters vying for the featherweight crown and when it’s going down.
The UFC tweeted out the matchup and also announced it on their official site.
“A new UFC women’s flyweight champion will be crowned on December 8, as former strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk faces off with Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant title at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
UFC 231 airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Scotiabank Arena.”
Shevchenko will move down in weight, as Joanna moves up. The two women have met before in kickboxing and Shevchenko beat Joanna all three times. Now, they will meet in the cage and run it back for a fourth time.
Stay healthy, ladies.
— UFC (@ufc) September 21, 2018