Valentina Shevchenko Explains Why She Doesn’t Trust That Nicco Montano Will Fight Her At UFC 228

Valentina Shevchenko will face UFC women's flyweight champion Nicco Montano at UFC 228 but she's not 100% sure that the champion will show up.

Valentina Shevchenko will get a second crack at winning at UFC title on Sept. 8 when she faces Nicco M0ntano for the UFC women’s flyweight title at UFC 228.

Montano has kept a relatively low profile since winning the title last year after suffering a slew of injuries that kept on the sidelines. With those issues now behind her, the champion will defend her title for the first time in Dallas, Texas next month against Shevchenko who has been waiting for her opportunity for a shot at the title since she defeated Priscila Cachoeira in February.

After a series of false starts with trying to get the fight put together, the two will now go toe-to-toe in the second ever UFC women’s flyweight title fight next month. Speaking earlier this weekend at a UFC media day with reporter Helen Yee, Shevchenko stated that she’s still not 100-percent certain that Montano will make it to the Octagon at UFC 228.

“If a person gives their word and then do what he or she is saying, you can believe and trust this person,” Shevchenko said. “But when you see someone like saying something but doing it differently, you start to doubt about their real intentions.

“That’s why I was saying first she was wanting to fight July 7, then she turned down and said she’s not even ready for July 28. Now we’re on for September 8. Ok, now if you are good and if you’re like a real fighter, and if you’re like real, you will do it for September 8.

“But like I said, I don’t trust that I will see her in the Octagon.”

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