Valentina Shevchenko on win vs. Jessica Andrade, why she won’t chase Amanda Nunes fight | ESPN MMA

  Դիտումներ 134,613


18 օր առաջ

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko joins Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to recap her impressive win vs. Jessica Andrade at UFC 261.
0:00 Valentina says she’s back in Las Vegas helping her sister, Antonina, train for her bout at UFC 262.
1:41 Ariel’s favorite part of Valentina’s win on Saturday.
5:07 Describing her approach to the fight.
12:50 If she’s bothered by people talking when she lost a round a Jennifer Maia.
15:27 How she’s remained the same despite her success.
19:33 Seeing her friends Rose Namajunas regain the strawweight title.
23:36 Why she’s not surprised there isn’t a push for a third fight vs. Amanda Nunes.
27:52 She’d like to return “sooner than later.”
#HelwaniShow #UFC #MMA
✔ For more UFC, sign up for ESPN+
✔ Get the ESPN App:
✔ Subscribe to ESPN on AM-posts:
✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on AM-posts:
✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on AM-posts:
✔ Watch ESPN on AM-posts TV:
ESPN on Social Media:
► Follow on Twitter: espn
► Like on Facebook: espn
► Follow on Instagram: espn
Visit ESPN on AM-posts to get up-to-the-minute sports news coverage, scores, highlights and commentary for NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA, College Football, NCAA Basketball, soccer and more.
More on

Andy Bartlett
Andy Bartlett Ժամ առաջ
I remember her saying after the fight that her body just flows with the fight, that she doesn't think. It was the most frightening thing I've heard a fighter say. She is like Bruce Lee, she flows like water. She is the emotional representation of herself through combat.
604eign 12 ժամ առաջ
I wanna reality show of Valentina.. she fascinates me more then just a fighter an champion.. same as Rose... my Slavic Queens 🙌🏼
Robert Okeefe
Robert Okeefe Օր առաջ
I think Valentina not only is she an assassin but a gladiator fights at the pleasure of the arena.seriously I see her with two short swords in her raised hands ..Are you not ENTERTAINED..
ej 2 օր առաջ
“It’s your truth, but my truth is right one” Chad valentina: my opinion>your opinion
sr dargo
sr dargo 2 օր առաջ
My favorite person in MMA period. Wish everyone could have her life's perspective. Btw, she won that second fight. I know her priorities are in order, but maybe she's more content with not getting the trilogy because she knows that. I still want the trilogy.
Grim Reefer
Grim Reefer 3 օր առաջ
Shes a real life Jedi
LKN4WAR 4 օր առաջ
She is such wonderful fighter, it’s an honor to see her fight.
Smooth Criminal
Smooth Criminal 4 օր առաջ
She is elite of all elite, when u see these navy seals, berettes, GIGN, SAS etc, i think this girl would destroy all of them and is in better shape and has much more hand to hand combat skill
Dougiee Fresh
Dougiee Fresh 4 օր առաջ
Valentina is a so phenomenal in every way. It’s an absolute pleasure every time we get to see her perform. HUGE fan!
pedro alejandro trepicho
pedro alejandro trepicho 5 օր առաջ
OneSlimChance 8 օր առաջ
I love her
Shirshah Baigzad
Shirshah Baigzad 9 օր առաջ
How can you not love Valentina honestly
Norman Odhiambo
Norman Odhiambo 10 օր առաջ
That was beautiful technique
Joshua Howard
Joshua Howard 10 օր առաջ
Valentina’s eyes narrowing at 12:35-12:40 got me scared for Ariel
Joshua Howard
Joshua Howard 10 օր առաջ
8:35-9:25 Valentina is awesome with her facial expressions and hand gestures 😅😅
Alonzo 11 օր առաջ
She don’t want to lose a 3rd time to the Lioness it’s alright tho she should stay in her lane and dominate still.
Cris Emm
Cris Emm 11 օր առաջ
She’s the GOAT 🐐 on every aspect of her life
Taij Devon
Taij Devon 11 օր առաջ
Such a killer but so nice human.
chris webb
chris webb 11 օր առաջ
That was the best response for the one round the judges thought she lost. " well people are just blind "
robert wannamaker
robert wannamaker 11 օր առաջ
Great interview. I'm a big fan of the person and the fighter.
rilenixx 11 օր առաջ
Shevchenko has so much knowledge not only about fighting but about all aspects of life. She is truly an amazing person. Beautiful, brilliant and brute! The only three b's I look for in a woman!
rilenixx 11 օր առաջ
Rose Namajunas has the three b's as well. The two of them are my absolute favorite fighters in the UFC.
rilenixx 11 օր առաջ
Nobody is talking about the one round The Bullet lost. Stop it Ariel! lol. This guy!!!!!!!!!!!
Joseph Segelke
Joseph Segelke 11 օր առաջ
The respect I have for this woman....she’s so real, honest and deep....Refreshing. Not enough people like her in the world today.
Akpe Bright
Akpe Bright 11 օր առաջ
such a great fighter although Amanda is more dominant.
Hector Barrieri
Hector Barrieri 12 օր առաջ
Bella ♥️ Bullet
Ahmad Farhat
Ahmad Farhat 12 օր առաջ
Legit i dont understand what wrong with people, she lost to Amanda twice, TWICE, I will say it again TWICE not Once she lost TWICE, how are you saying she is better or that she should fight Amanda Nunes again, if i was Amanda i wouldn't take that fight for a long time, it makes sense for everyone but Amanda and tbh it also doesn't really make sense for Valentina either, if she wins then what we do it again because its 2 to 1, just doesn't really make sense.
F. Exprt
F. Exprt 12 օր առաջ
She has a lisp....It makes her more attractive as its her real personality and the way she talks. She has not been promoted much until recently, and we got limited information while seeing her only during her fight camp or the fight itself. That seams to be her but when she is in her fight mode, and its like switching a flip where we only see her in that state of mind.
Look mom No hands!
Look mom No hands! 12 օր առաջ
She's SIMPly amazing. 😍😍😍
James Lawson
James Lawson 12 օր առաջ
Valentina's a charmer.
Ka Paul
Ka Paul 12 օր առաջ
Shevchenko currently walks around 130 to 135 pounds while nunes walks around at 160
aclevengerable 12 օր առաջ
*K131399* 12 օր առաջ
For people to call Nunes the female GOAT is as silly as everything else people repeat because they heard it and just don't feel like giving it any thought themselves lol. Nunes was an average fighter until she found her groove. Not only has Shevchenko never been average she fought a much bigger Nunes twice and could have won both fights. Flip the sizes around and you wouldn't let Nunes into the cage with Valentina period.
Inspector Butters
Inspector Butters 12 օր առաջ
Valentina = wifey material of the best kind!! I love everything about the Bullet...her intelligence and quiet confidence, her ability to be a stone cold assassin but still talk and look so sweet!! Lol watching her fights is always fun, she comes to seek and destroy every time!!
Vineesh Kumar
Vineesh Kumar 12 օր առաջ
Valentina is the best.. And i feel somehow areil makes the interviews interesting and cool.
Hamz Ron
Hamz Ron 12 օր առաջ
Lol she's not chasing the trilogy because its gonna be the same outcome as the previous two.
Kenneth Barrett
Kenneth Barrett 13 օր առաջ
Truth. Wish I knew you.
Bruce 13 օր առաջ
She also does interviews in Spanish too. She is at least trilingual.
Guli Parpieva
Guli Parpieva 13 օր առաջ
I can listen her talking 24/7 for 12 month every year
I love her 😍
grndzro 13 օր առաջ
I want to see her throw/TD her next opponent till they tap. Nothing but throws, and slams.
Navek Ydeer
Navek Ydeer 13 օր առաջ
I am old dog but I would like to have Valentina shevchenko for my girlfriend. We go out I don't have to threaten the guys she just tells them I'm her guy if they don't listen she smack s*** out of them
Bob Lob
Bob Lob 13 օր առաջ
She is way too cute
Daniel Arias
Daniel Arias 13 օր առաջ
Helwani is such a lame tool!
Сакен Каримов
Сакен Каримов 13 օր առաջ
Умница, очаровательная женщина и грозная воительница. Любимица всего СНГ, Латинской Америки, США - да всей планеты ))
yomofoindahouse 13 օր առաջ
Feels like Ariel talked to his good grandmother from Herzliya and tasted some matzoh ball soup she had cooked for him.
Dinko Green
Dinko Green 13 օր առաջ
She ascended.
MJX 13 օր առաջ
Joshua Fabia vs Matt Serra in the background, nice
MJX 13 օր առաջ
“How about this, I don’t know your f***ing name”
Night King
Night King 13 օր առաջ
No boyfriend? No husband? She's saving herself for Conan the Barbarian.
armlock bass
armlock bass 13 օր առաջ
jackie chan and valentina are my fav superheroes..
armlock bass
armlock bass 13 օր առաջ
ariel have me busy with these interviews..loving it
d a n i e l f e r r e i r a
d a n i e l f e r r e i r a 13 օր առաջ
Andrade never had a chance.
Mr. West
Mr. West 13 օր առաջ
Valentina the one
Jerrell Burson
Jerrell Burson 13 օր առաջ
Yummy Valentina, A Beautiful And Strong Woman!!! She's 1st Class!!!
Mike b
Mike b 13 օր առաջ
Unbelievable..she is a genius... And will retire undefeated for sure!
Parris Lucas
Parris Lucas 14 օր առաջ
Like he said Nunez is the most accomplished but Valentina is the most talented womens fighter on the planet. Her being so much smaller fighting a bigger, longer, stronger fighter in Nunez and coming out of that fight looking like she went for a short run has to be that much more talented. Also Valentina has never been beat down. But Nunez sure has. She had to be saved by the ref multiple times. Hurt in multiple fights. At the end of both fights Valentina ended them beating Nunez's face. One from top position and one from bottom. The smaller women in fight 2 was like a pitbull on the bottom with all the gameness in the world while Nunez was just holding on waiting for the bell getting punched in the face. Also waiting for winner you could tell she was suprised they called her name. She knew she lost that fight.
GHALI ROCK 14 օր առաջ
The real GOAT
Prog Metal TV
Prog Metal TV 14 օր առաջ
Ras Alghul
Ras Alghul 14 օր առաջ
Valentina is so cute.
Rain Akur
Rain Akur 14 օր առաջ
One person thats hard NOT to Love is Valentina Shevchenko!
Gawani Whitecrow
Gawani Whitecrow 14 օր առաջ
The lab where they made her must be pleased that they achieved thier goal.
Look mom No hands!
Look mom No hands! 12 օր առաջ
LostCause 14 օր առաջ
i love her personality. shes true wifey material
Chillin With Chris
Chillin With Chris 14 օր առաջ
Valentina is going to be, by far, one of the most interesting people when she’s old. She’s already so fascinating. The amount of time she has invested into ‘core’ human achievements is amazing.
Kundan Singh
Kundan Singh 14 օր առաջ
I really like Valentina.. she is BBB.. Beautiful Beast with Brain.
Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez 14 օր առաջ
She is so sweet and cute that you almost wouldn't care is she destroy you in the process...
Kriztofer Plitzkin
Kriztofer Plitzkin 14 օր առաջ
Bullet is sounding like the cuttest soccer mom talking about her new nail salon when in fact she's breaking down how she steps into a cage and destroys any opponent that's put in front of her. Love this woman
Anup H.
Anup H. 14 օր առաջ
Valentina is so incredibly wise
Clement Forteau
Clement Forteau 14 օր առաջ
I love this princess. You are the fastest, you are the best
CanadaMoose 14 օր առաջ
Ariel is an amazing interviewer.
Matango 14 օր առաջ
Why is that her sister can't find the same success Valentina has. They train together and have the same genes, but Antonina is even longer and has more reach. For some reason she is light years behind Valentina. I wonder if they are sisters or half sisters, because they do look different.
CRCH714 14 օր առաջ
She's so cute! Love her
James Cooke
James Cooke 15 օր առաջ
shes actually extremely smart, as she says she really understands life and how it works.
John Surf
John Surf 15 օր առաջ
Id like to see Valentina, and Nunes at a catch weight, because I know she beat Nunes twice!!
AatonA 15 օր առաջ
all due respect, a very beautiful woman and not just for her looks
A 15 օր առաջ
Killer !!!!!
Super Col007
Super Col007 15 օր առաջ
Best all round fighter in the UFC. Man or woman.
Think for yourself.
Think for yourself. 15 օր առաջ
I stop listening with his instance. I'm out.
Think for yourself.
Think for yourself. 15 օր առաջ
Areil is the biggest troll. She just said s**t that others try to put in your head. What an ahole.
Think for yourself.
Think for yourself. 15 օր առաջ
Think for yourself.
Think for yourself. 15 օր առաջ
Why is this two face getting the exclusive. I'm out. Gina Carano and Valentina are good reps of the sport.
YET229 15 օր առաջ
She is the role model needed for young girls all over the world!
Taha Aamamou
Taha Aamamou 15 օր առաջ
lol look at the screen behind her at 6:02 its that diego sanchez coach moment when he pissed off matt serra xD
Lor’s Adventures
Lor’s Adventures 15 օր առաջ
Not only a great fighter but an even better person. She sounded like a sage spilling wisdom to Ariel. I’m a bigger fan of this woman now than ever
Thrasher1066 15 օր առաջ
. !!!!!! TEAM BULLET !!!!!! If the Nunes fight is to happen , make it at 125 which Nunes will never agree to. Nunes would get SMOKED at 125.
Javier Ledezma
Javier Ledezma 15 օր առաջ
Ariel I love you your the greatest
jerred thompson
jerred thompson 15 օր առաջ
Here’s a crazy idea.. How about Amanda comes down to 125?$? At 125 Amanda has no chance.
Anu Ojo
Anu Ojo 15 օր առաջ
Wow! Valentina is such a deep human. So much wisdom in every response. Respect Champ!
Jessica Simancek
Jessica Simancek 15 օր առաջ
I love valentina so sooo much!!❤️❤️
the marsupial marshon
the marsupial marshon 15 օր առաջ
She is so beautiful 😍❤️😍
Mike Skidmore
Mike Skidmore 15 օր առաջ
Of course they say her opponent is going to be difficult they are trying to sell pay for views.. If they say it's goint to be a lopsided boring fight no one will purchase tickets..
Gabriel Orso
Gabriel Orso 15 օր առաջ
Valentina is one of the Holy Trinity of women mma for me, but sorry. If you say lets leave it for when this is the only choice, the fight with Amanda, and you want the double c to call you up to the upper division for you to challenge her, it doesnt make sense.. Amanda won the first 2 fights
Checkers Lane
Checkers Lane 15 օր առաջ
I have neve quite understood why female boxing never took off but female MMA did. Why cant female boxing draw money like female MMA?
lcglazer 15 օր առաջ
Good to see Ariel isn't wearing matching purple nail polish with his shirt this time!
Kenny 10
Kenny 10 15 օր առաջ
Ariel is such a Douche
James Zack
James Zack 15 օր առաջ
she won both matches against Amanda Nunes.
David 15 օր առաջ
Valentina looks phenomenal, so relaxed.
Justin Meagher
Justin Meagher 15 օր առաջ
She is just so loveable she keeps the faith
Johnnysimz 15 օր առաջ
"Full domination, destroy my opponent"
dimon751010 15 օր առաջ
what a perfect English language. It is her third language probably. Huge respect, Valentina!
Aussie Bob
Aussie Bob 15 օր առաջ
Valentina Shevchenko is just a champion person over all ,great listening to her.
Hans Janssen
Hans Janssen 15 օր առաջ
always a nice lady with honor and respect i love valentina always.
Getting to know Valentina & Antonina Shevchenko | ESPN MMA
Sevak - Километры
Դիտումներ 1.4մլն
Jah Khalib X АГОНЬ - Гори-Гори  | ПРЕМЬЕРА
Кто оказался хитрее?😂 #Shorts
Դիտումներ 21մլն
Can Nuclear Propulsion Take Us to Mars?
Real Engineering
Դիտումներ 1.5մլն
Nick Diaz, Kamaru Usman GOAT? Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua | WHAT'S UP | Ep. 6 | BELOW THE BELT
Sevak - Километры
Դիտումներ 1.4մլն
Jah Khalib X АГОНЬ - Гори-Гори  | ПРЕМЬЕРА
Кто оказался хитрее?😂 #Shorts
Դիտումներ 21մլն
Владимир Шмонденко
Դիտումներ 1.4մլն
Resumen de Levante UD vs FC Barcelona (3-3)
LaLiga Santander
Դիտումներ 2.2մլն