Nicco Montano

UFC 231’s Valentina Shevchenko thinks ‘TUF 26’ was mistake for women’s flyweight

LOS ANGELES – One of the first questions posed to Valentina Shevchenko answered was whether she’s confident her fight will happen. Of course, Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) answered yes. It’s a question that normally wouldn’t pop up – but nothing about her recent career has been normal. The...

Valentina Shevchenko ‘not even sure’ Nicco Montano ever fights again after UFC 228 debacle

Valentina Shevchenko isn’t done dishing out harsh words for former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano. Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was supposed to challenge Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) for the title at UFC 228 earlier this month. The fight fell apart on weigh-in day, though, when Montano...

Trading Shots: Was the UFC right to strip Nicco Montano of the women’s flyweight title?

Was the UFC right to strip the women’s flyweight champion of her title when she failed to weigh in for UFC 228? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * * Downes: Ben, I think...

‘UFC 228 Embedded,’ No. 5: Media day and bowling with Tatiana Suarez

Gallery Photos: UFC 228 ceremonial weigh-ins view 39 images The UFC is on back in Texas this week for a pay-per-view featuring two title fights. Once again, the promotion has rolled out its “Embedded” treatment to preview UFC 228. The event takes place Saturday at American Airlines Arena in...

Valentina Shevchenko rips Nicco Montano, discusses future of title after UFC 228 scratch

nt" DALLAS – Valentina Shevchenko has had enough of Nicco Montano following the former champion’s withdrawal from UFC 228. Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was hospitalized prior to today’s UFC 228 official weigh-in, scratching her planned women’s flyweight title defense against Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) on Saturday’s card at...

‘UFC 228 Embedded,’ No. 4: ‘It’s all about making weight; I like watching Food Network’

Gallery Photos: UFC 228 ultimate media day view 18 images The UFC is on back in Texas this week for a pay-per-view featuring two title fights. Once again, the promotion has rolled out its “Embedded” treatment to preview UFC 228. The event takes place Saturday at American Airlines Arena...

Nicco Montano before UFC 228 title defense: Being underdog ‘just part of who I am in spirit’

nt" DALLAS – Ever since Valentina Shevchenko moved down from bantamweight to flyweight earlier this year, the consensus opinion has been that UFC champion Nicco Montano is simply holding the belt for her. Their UFC 228 co-headliner on Saturday? Just a formality, they say. Which is in line with the...

Valentina Shevchenko not worried about fulfilling expectations as huge favorite vs. Nicco Montano

DALLAS – Valentina Shevchenko is aware she’s a massive favorite heading into a title fight with UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano. And with that comes certain expectations. But Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) won’t forget she’s still got a job to do when they meet in the co-headliner...

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