Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Kallang, Singapore. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko will take on Taila Santos in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Title Bout. You can view the full UFC 275 card.

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

The 34-year-old, Valentina Shevchenko is coming in with a 22-3-0 record. Shevchenko will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega in September.

Santos, meanwhile, is coming off a submission win against Joanne Wood on September 25, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Vieira vs. Tate and holds a 19-1-0 record.

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos
5′ 5″
5′ 6″
125 lbs.
125 lbs.

Valentina Shevchenko has an southpaw fighting stance with a 66″ reach. The 29-year-old, Taila Santos is an orthodox fighter with a 68″ 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 52%.
→ Shevchenko lands 3.21 significant strikes per minute.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown accuracy is 64%.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown average is 2.62 per 15 minutes.
→ Shevchenko’s takedown defense is 77%.

Shevchenko comes in with 52% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.21 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Santos fires at 50% accuracy, landing about 3.71 significant strikes per minute. Valentina Shevchenko also has a 64% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 2.62 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Santos’s 2.44 takedowns and 88% takedown accuracy.

Taila Santos:
→ Santos’s striking accuracy is 50%.
→ Santos lands 3.71 significant strikes per minute.
→ Santos’s takedown accuracy is 86%.
→ Santos’s takedown average is 2.44 per 15 minutes.
→ Santos’s takedown defense is 88%.

Taila spent on average 13:18 minutes in the Octagon and Valentina has an average fight time of 16:45 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 275 is live in , who do you think will win, Valentina or Taila? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka
June 11, 2022
Kallang, Singapore
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Taila Santos

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