Antonina Shevchenko will face a brand new opponent in her UFC debut on the TUF 28 Finale.
Initially scheduled to sq. off with Ashlee Evans-Smith on November 30 in Las Vegas, Antonina Shevchenko will now meet Ji Yeon Kim after Evans-Smith was compelled to drop out, as reported by Marc Raimondi of MMA Preventing.
Shevchenko, the older sister of present UFC flyweight contender and former bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko, made waves by showing on the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Evening Contender Collection, the place she notched a second-round TKO win over Jaymee Nievara in June. Her skilled MMA file now stands at 6-0. Shevchenko is a extremely regarded Muay Thai practitioner and is touted to be even higher than her phenomenal sister.
Making her MMA debut in 2002, Shevchenko amassed three consecutive victories earlier than taking a hiatus from the game in July of 2005, in the end returning to the cage twelve years later to proceed her successful methods and earn her shot on this planet’s premiere MMA group.
Kim, a former DEEP Jewels bantamweight titleholder, enters the bout on the heels of a cut up choice victory over Melinda Fabian at UFC Singapore in June. The South Korea native has gained two straight fights, boasting an 8-1-2 file over the course of her five-year profession.
The TUF 28 Finale goes down on November 30, from the Pearl Theatre on the Palms On line casino Resort in Las Vegas. The cardboard is to be headlined by a tilt between welterweight contenders Kamaru Unman and former light-weight champion Rafael Dos Anjos, will may also crown the winner of the Final Fighter 28 match.
At press time there was no indication on why Evans-Smith was compelled to withdraw.
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