UFC 255: Antonina Shevchenko vs. Ariane Lipski Play-by-Play

On the same night that Valentina Shevchenko will put her UFC Flyweight Championship on the line, her sister Antonina Shevchenko fought Ariane Lipski. This is how her fight went.

Bout 5: Antonina Shevchenko (8-2) vs. Ariane Lipski (13-5) (Flyweight)

Shevchenko landed a hard left cross early in the fight, although Lipski answered back immediately with strikes of her own. They went up against the cage in a clinch in the first minute, where Shevchenko put Lipski against the cage. Shevchenko tossed Lipski down for a takedown with a headlock in the third minute of the round. Lipski was able to move to the back of Shevchenko for a moment in the fourth minute, although Shevchenko was able to stop her and instead take half guard on top. Shevchenko landed a slow but steady stream of punches to the head of Lipski before the round ran out of time.

Lipski landed a right hook early in the second round that snapped the head of Shevchenko back. Shevchenko scored a takedown within the first minute of the round, moving into side control after landing in a north-south position. Shevchenko took the back of Lipski halfway through the round. Shevchenko started throwing a series of hooks to the head in the final minute that Lipski didn’t have an answer for, causing the referee to stop the fight.

RESULT: Antonina Shevchenko def. Ariane Lipski via TKO, Strikes (RD 2, 4:33)

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Shevchenko 10
Lipski 9

Live coverage of UFC 255 can be viewed here.

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