And still the champion! Monster Energy congratulates Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko on defending her UFC Women’s Flyweight World Championship title against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night. In the co-main event fight inside T-Mobile Arena, the 33-year-old mixed martial arts expert from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, shut down her opponent via TKO in the fourth round to defend her 125-pound title for the sixth time.
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega took place on Saturday night in front of a high-energy crowd at T-Mobile Arena. Broadcast live on ESPN, the main card featured two UFC World Championship fights, including the highly anticipated 125-pound title bout between Shevchenko and Murphy.
Monster Energy’s Shevchenko (22-3) stepped into the fight as the favorite after successfully warding off Jessica Andrade via TKO in the title fight at UFC 261 in April 2021. But she faced a formidable adversary in 38-year-old Lauren Murphy (15-5), who came to Las Vegas on a five-fight winning streak.