Valentina Shevchenko will be headlining her second straight UFC event this weekend when she faces Juliana Pena at UFC On Fox 23. In her first main event appearance at UFC On Fox 20, Shevchenko defeated former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm by unanimous decision. Shevchenko is planning on leaving Saturday Night with a victory.
“I don’t want to say anything (specific about strategy), but I’ll show (detractors) everything,” Shevchenko told MMA Junkie Radio. “I don’t want to talk too much (before the fight). I’ll show you everything I have.”
While she may not be giving away much when it comes to her game plan, Shevchenko is ready for Saturday Night.
“I’m a person who’s really focused on this fight because I know I have to win this fight,” she said. “My focus and all my thoughts are on this Saturday. Of course, it’s more likely the winner will fight for the title. But that will come after the fight. All my thoughts, all my energy, I direct toward Saturday.”
UFC On Fox 23 takes place on Saturday, January 28 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado with Juliana Pena and Valentina Shevchenko headlining, the main card will be airing live on Fox.