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Valentina Shevchenko vs Lauren Murphy Tips - Under 2.5 rounds predicted

  • Flyweight title bout is undercard of UFC 266 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (04:00 BST)
  • Shevchenko will make her 6th defence of the title she won in 2018
  • Shevchenko has won her last 7 fights
  • Murphy is on a 5-fight winning streak
Valentina Shevchenko
Valentina Shevchenko (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Are we letting this fight go ahead?

Valentina Shevchenko (21-3) is on such another level to Lauren Murphy (15-4) that it almost makes this fight too dangerous. The Kyrgyzstani-Peruvian fighter will make the sixth defence of the UFC flyweight belt she won from Joanna Jedrzejczyk in December 2018. She stopped Jessica Andrade in two rounds in her most recent bout last April.

Full credit to Murphy, who is seemingly one of the nicest individual’s in the entire sport and has won her last five in a row to earn this title shot. The American defeated Joanne Calderwood via split decision in her last fight back in June. 

But she is completely outclassed in every facet of MMA in this fight.

Verdict

If she were to win it would be the biggest upset in the history of the sport in my opinion.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Total Rounds @-114.94 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
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