Antonina Shevchenko shows her gruesome facial injuries following UFC defeat by Katlyn Chookagian… in which she lost every round of their bout before points decision
- Antonina Shevchenko has posted a selfie on Instagram showing facial injuries
- The Kyrgyzstan flyweight was heavily beaten by Katlyn Chookagian on Saturday
- All three judges scored the bout 30-25 in favour of the American in Las Vegas
- Chookagian previously lost to Antonina’s sister, Valentina in a world title fight
Antonina Shevchenko has displayed her battle scars on Instagram after a heavy defeat by Katlyn Chookagian at the latest UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.
The 35-year-old lost the flyweight bout by unanimous decision after being comprehensively beaten in each of the five-minute rounds.
Despite suffering facial injuries, Shevchenko posted a selfie on social media to reassure fans that she is in good health.
Antonina Shevchenko posted a selfie showing her injuries after defeat by Katlyn Chookagian
The caption read: ‘MMA is a tough sport, but it is my destiny and I will come back stronger.’
Chookagian equalled Valentina Shevchenko’s winning record on Saturday by getting the better of her sister, Antonina.
Chookagian was left devastated after losing her previous fight against Valentina, and the American took out her frustration on the world champion’s older sister.
Chookagian punches Shevchenko on the floor during their flyweight fight in Las Vegas
Antonina was taken to ground and pounded her opponent the contest, with every judge scoring the fight 30-25.
After the fight, she said said: ‘It feels really good. I don’t think I’ve gotten better since my last fight, I’ve always had this ability, it’s just being confident and doing it.
‘I think the people that are closest with me know that this is what I am capable of, so just seeing that I’m not surprised because I know I can do that, but being able to finally showcase it in the Octagon is a really good feeling.
Chookagian has her hand raised after securing victory by unanimous decision
‘I will fight anyone. After my last fight, I was asking for fights and people were booked and then when all the fights started getting canceled, I didn’t have a fight booked so it’s going to be a long time before.
‘I don’t want a long layoff, honestly I’m getting older, so I want to get as many fights in as I can, I’m not injured.
‘What I see in the future, anyone, I don’t care who it is, anyone I’ll fight, I don’t care what their rankings are, who they just beat, who they just lost to, just give me a fight and I’ll take it.’
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