Great interest was caused by the last match between Alex Grasso and Valentina Shevchenko. The match ended in a draw, and referee Mike Bell's decision in the fifth round of the match was disputed. This is the biggest reason why Shevchenko did not regain her belt.
That judge's decision caused a lot of controversy, and it is still being talked about. Most MMA fighters, as well as people who follow the sport, that is, the entire MMA community, in most cases agree with the words of Valentina Shevchenko.
Shevchenko pointed out that she was glad because others also recognized what she claimed.
“I’m happy that all the professionals around the world, all the people, they see the truth, they know what the result should be,” Shevchenko told MiddleEasy.
“Yeah, I still had my hand raised up, but she had the same, too, so kind of not the way it should be. It should be just one hand raised for me. Everyone knows the truth. Even though it wasn’t the decision I was hoping for, I still had my hand raised up and professionals who know this sport who watched the fight, they know who the winner is of this fight.
I’m also happy about my performance”.
Shevchenko is hoping for a third match and better refereeing
Valentina pointed out that she is glad because the UFC decided that her match against Grasso will be a trilogy.
Of course, Shevchenko deserved that one more match, but we will have to wait for some time to see what the outcome will be. “Hearing Dana say it’s going to be a trilogy, it’s going to be a third fight, that’s kind of like, ‘OK, it’s going to happen.
It’s meant to be.’ That’s what people want. We have to put a clear period on this case and continue. (I’ll do) my recuperation first, getting in the best shape, and do what I love to do: fight”. as quoted by MMAjunkie.