Brazil is close to having another challenger for a belt UFC, after Jennifer Maia can dispute the world title of the largest Mixed Martial Arts company. Following the impeccable front-facing performance Joanne Calderwood in Las Vegas, the President, Dana White confirmed the Brazilian as the next challenger to the flyweight belt. There is no doubt that the big winner of the UFC Fight Night Las Vegas 5 was her, so now she can be measured with Valentina Shevchenko.
“That is the fight. I have a lot of respect for Jojo. Jennifer It was amazing that night. It makes sense that she and Valentina face each other, ”was what White communicated, in the press conference after the event. In the Calderwood fight, Maia He showed that he is in a position to fight with high-level rivals. Superior against the Scottish, the former Invicta FC champion took less than five minutes to subdue her rival and confirm her place as the next challenger to the belt.
Moments after the fight between the aforementioned, the current champion used her social networks to express her interest in facing the Brazilian. With both parties on the same idea, White at the moment it does not have an estimated date of when the combat could occur. Clearly we will have to wait to know if it will happen, although everything would be practically delivered for it to be so. Lacking only the final yes of the fighters and one day to do it, the illusion of seeing them face to face grows.
At first, the Brazilian, number six in the Flyweight classification, was going to face number eight, Viviane Araújo. But, after she tested positive for choroanvirus and was discharged, Joanne Calderwood stood in front of her. The latter, who was going to challenge the monarch of the division that reigns Valentina Shevchenko, at the delayed UFC 251 to be held in Perth, Australia, agreed to serve as a replacement with twelve days’ notice. Then, he ended up in the hospital because of a fainting spell.
For the Scottish, the risk did not end up paying off, since it was submitted by Maia in the first round. And, although nothing has been said yet, the Brazilian seems to be the new online challenger, at least under the champion’s eyes. “See you soon, Jennifer Maia“Was the message from Valentina. Since her return to 115 pounds, the Kyrgyz native has been unbeatable in winning all five of her fights, three of them by completion. She last competed in UFC 247, where she made her third starting defense with a technical knockout over Kaitlyn Chookagian.