Sunday, June 09, 2019

The co-main event of UFC 238 featured a women's flyweight title fight between Valentina Schevchenko and Jessica Eye.

Valentina Shevchenko capped off the first defense of her UFC flyweight title with one of the most vicious head kick knockouts in recent memory

The end came just 26 seconds into the second round after Shevchenko uncorked a hellacious kick that bounced off of Eye’s head and sent her crashing unconscious to the canvas. The knockout left Eye motionless on the canvas for several minutes before she finally got up to her feet as she cleared the cobwebs following the shocking end to the fight.

The knockout was set up during the opening round when Shevchenko blasted Eye to the body with a pair of blistering kicks in the first exchange on the feet. When Shevchenko set up the same combination in the second round, Eye ducked down to protect her body and disaster soon followed.


Official Result: Valentina Schevchenko defeated Jessica Eye by KO (Headkick, Round 2, 0:26)


Round 1 – Eye comes out swinging. She’s showing head movement and looking to be aggressive. Shevchenko moving well to start, avoiding the blows and looking to settle into a rhythm. Shevchenko moves forward and locks the body. Swift move, and she quickly trips the fight to the canvas. Half-guard for Eye. Shevchenko slips to side control and then quickly tries to step over to mount. Eye is able to prevent the full pass and is agin in half-guard. Shevchenko dominating the positioning, but she’s not doing a ton of damage. Eye trying to punch a bit from the bottom. Shevchenko does pound the body a little. Eye able to recover to full guard. She breaks it and scrambles to a knee and then her feet. Shevchenko gives her no room to work and then drags it back to the canvas. Side control for Shevchenko in the final minute. Eye trying to throw knees from the back. Shevchenko crucifixes the left arm and deliver punches to the face. She then grabs the right and tries for a kimura. Eye rolls with it and survives until the bell. MMA Junkie gives it to Shevchenko, 10-9.

Round 2 – Eye again moves out quickly, but Shevchenko is there to meet here. They trade low kicks. Shevchenko goes high, and it lands to the temple. Eye is out cold before she hits the mat, slowly falling back and slamming to the floor. Brutal knockout.