WATCH: Valentina Shevchenko knocks out Jessica Eye with brutal headkick
UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko knocked out Jessica Eye with a brutal head-kick on Saturday night during UFC 238.
Check out another angle of the hit:
UFC 238 results: Cejudo stops Moraes for 2nd title; Shevchenko retains with KO of the Year head kick
Eye was unconscious for several minutes afterwards.
It was the first knockout win of Shevchenko’s UFC career and the first knockout defeat of Eye’s MMA career.
Shevchenko spoke to the media about the head-kick after her win:
“It’s sport, it’s MMA, and we are training for this,” said Shevchenko. “If you are not doing this kind of KO, you will get this kind of KO. No one wants to get it, and that’s why we are training very hard to be better than our opponent. Everyone who steps into the octagon, they know what they can get inside there.”
Eye took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate Shevchenko and to give an update on her health:
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