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Who won Shevchenko vs Santos?
Valentina Shevchenko beat Taila Santos by split decision in their 5 round contest during the co-main event of UFC 275, on Saturday 11th June 2022 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as 49-46, 48-47, 47-48 in favor of winner Valentina Shevchenko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s flyweight championship.
Shevchenko vs Santos stats
Valentina Shevchenko stepped into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Taila Santos made her way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Santos had an advantage in power over Shevchenko, with a 53% knock out percentage over Shevchenko's 36%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Shevchenko had an advantage over Santos, with a 32% submission rate over Santos' 16%.
Valentina Shevchenko was the older woman by 5 years, at 35 years old.
Santos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Shevchenko. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Shevchenko was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made her debut in 2003, 20 year and 7 months later than Santos, whose first professional fight was in . She had fought 38 more professional rounds, 81 to Santos' 43.
Shevchenko vs Santos form
Shevchenko had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had beat Lauren Murphy at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, she had won against Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had beat Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
She had defeated Liz Carmouche at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Shevchenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 10 months and 9 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Santos' last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.
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