Kyrgyz fighter mixed martial (MMA) Valentina Shevchenko met with the American Henry Cejudo — both athletes were invited to the tournament of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) in Abu Dhabi. It is reported by MMA Junkie.
The soldiers greeted each other and made a comic photo shoot. The pictures were first uploaded to Instagram, but later deleted. MMA Junkie has presented a saved copy frames. Shevchenko and Cejudo played the match, during which the representative of Kyrgyzstan used a rear naked choke on the American.
Both fighters are the guest stars for the upcoming UFC 242, in the main fight which will meet the Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov and American Dustin Pore. They will compete for the champion title UFC in lightweight. The tournament will be held on 7 September. The fight with Nurmagomedov will begin at approximately 23:00 Moscow time.
Cejudo repeatedly through social networks challenged Shevchenko, calling himself a “megalover future world champion”. The athlete has paid attention to the call, noting that they are willing to deprive the American of his gold. Statements Cejudo commented on the head of UFC, Dana white.
Shevchenko has twice defended the title of champion in the Flyweight division. Cejudo won two titles, he owns belts in the Bantamweight and Flyweight divisions. In addition, Cejudo became an Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling.
Video, photo All from Russia.