Antonina Shevchenko is slated to go up against UFC No. 2-ranked Katlyn Chookagian on Saturday. Shevchenko is ranked 12th at 125 pounds and this is her most high profile fight yet.
Antonina’s sister is a much feted fighter considered among the elite fighters of the world who incidentally defeated Chookagian on Feb 8th in a title defense bout. Both the sisters are very close and Antonina was in her sister Valentina’s corner when she defeated Chookigian in February.
Now Valentina will be in her corner when she faces off against Chookagian. And if she wins this bout, she still won’t fight her sister for the title because they have a pact between them regarding the same.
Antonina said, “We don’t have to fight each other for both of us to be champion. She could go to 135 and then we would both have the chance. This is still possible for me.”