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UFC Belem Recap: Shevchenko Dominates

Sep 9, 2017; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Valentina Shevchenko (blue gloves) reacts after her fight against Amanda Nunes (red gloves) during UFC 215 at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

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Valentina Shevchenko vs Priscila Cachoeira Recap

Tonight features a women’s flyweight matchup between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira. Shevchenko comes into the fight losing her last fight to current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.  Shevchenko will take on UFC newcomer Priscila Cachoeira. Cachoeira comes into this fight with an undefeated record of 8-0. This will be the first big test for Cachoeira as she to make a name for herself in the UFC.

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Round 1:

Both fighters come out throwing punches but not much is landing. Shevchenko lands a quick jab and scores a takedown. Shevchenko is in total control of the fight from the ground. Her ground and pound game is firing on all cylinders. Landing one big elbow after another. Cachoeira not doing much and keeps absorbing elbows and punches from Shevchenko. Shevchenko keeps landing elbows to the head of Cachoeira. Cachoeira has a cut on her face now and is bleeding pretty good. Total domination from Shevchenko is round 1.

The MMATakeover scores that round 10-7 for Valentina Shevchenko

Round 2:

Shevchenko comes right out and scores a takedown right away. She is quick to get back to the ground and pound game. It doesn’t look good for Cachoeira. Shevchenko keeps landing elbow after elbow. Shevchenko is in complete control of this fight and it seems to be close to being over.  Shevchenko on the back of Cachoeira and is landing punch after punch to the head of Cachoeira. Shevchenko gets Cachoeira in the rear-naked choke and there is the tap. Absolute domination from Valentina Shevchenko.

Official Results: Valentina Shevchenko via 2nd Round Submission (rear-naked choke)

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