Valentina Shevchenko retains flyweight UFC 247 title dominating Katlyn Chookagian in a third-round technical knock-out victory
The 31 year-old proved indestructible yet again as she showed no mercy against the challenger, who suffered prolific cuts to her head on the way to the stoppage after 1:03 minutes of the third round.
Shevchenko emerged from the bout unscathed while her opponent suffered nasty bleeding from above her eye after a hefty elbow caught her at the end of the first round.
It was an uphill battle from then on for the American who came into the bout as the firm underdog.
Her only saving grace was that the pain was short-lived when some hefty short punches from Shevchenko left her scrambling to stay in and the referee decided to call time.
Shevchenko celebrated by demonstrating some impressive ballet spins in the centre of the octagon.
In her post-fight interview, Valentina was asked how she makes such light work of her opponents. She replied, “I train harder, so the fights are easier.”