Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia fight preview

UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko will take on Jennifer Maia in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 255 card.

In this post, we will break down Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Valentina Shevchenko is coming in with a 19-3-0 record. Shevchenko will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247: Jones vs. Reyes in February.

Maia, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Joanne Calderwood on February 8, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Shahbazyan and holds a 18-6-1 record.

Valentina Shevchenkovs.Jennifer Maia
5′ 5″
5′ 4″
125 lbs.
125 lbs.

Valentina Shevchenko has an southpaw fighting stance with a 66″ reach. The 32-year-old, Jennifer Maia is an orthodox fighter with a 64″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Valentina Shevchenko:
→ Shevchenko’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Shevchenko lands 3.06 significant strikes per minute.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown accuracy is 54%.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown average is 2.09 per 15 minutes.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown defense is 77%.

Shevchenko comes in with 50% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.06 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Maia fires at 39% accuracy, landing about 4.08 significant strikes per minute. Valentina Shevchenko also has a 54% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.09 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Maia’s 0.23 takedowns and 70% takedown accuracy.

Jennifer Maia:
→ Maia’s striking accuracy is 39%.
→ Maia lands 4.08 significant strikes per minute.
→ Maia’s takedown accuracy is 50%.
→ Maia’s takedown average is 0.23 per 15 minutes.
→ Maia’s takedown defense is 70%.

Jennifer spent on average 12:54 minutes in the Octagon and Valentina has an average fight time of 16:32 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 255 is live in , who do you think will win, Valentina or Jennifer? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez
November 21, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia

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