LOS ANGELES | Old foes Shevchenko, Jedrzejczyk meet for UFC flyweight belt
LOS ANGELES — Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006.
They met again in 2007 and 2008. Shevchenko won every time.
A decade later, the fighters are meeting once again Saturday night, this time under the bigger, brighter spotlight of mixed martial arts at UFC 231.
Shevchenko won’t go into this high-profile flyweight title fight with any false confidence, not after everything Jedrzejczyk has accomplished since their first bouts.