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I want to be the first one to take her out: Casey O Neill on Shevchenko

LockerRoom Team
14 February 2022

Casey O’Neill secured yet another big victory last day at UFC 271 when she outclassed Roxanne Modafferi to take home a unanimous decision win. With the win, Casey remained undefeated in her professional MMA career and improved her record to 9-0.

Though she is on a dominant run in the Flyweight division, Casey believes that she is a couple of years away from fighting Valentina Shevchenko.

“Just fighting better and better competition as it goes on, and if I need to fight through the whole flyweight roster before I get to Valentina, I’m happy to do that as well. I still believe that I’m a couple years away from fighting Valentina. I know there’s still things I want to fix before I get in there with her, and make sure I’m invincible by the time I get to her. I want to be the first person to take her out. So [I’m] not too long away, but also not tomorrow either,” the Australian noted prior to her fight with Roxanne Modafferi.

Interestingly, Casey put on the record for the greatest number of significant strike in a single fight in the UFC Women’s Flyweight division in her fight against Roxanne and is now 4-0 in the UFC.

She further went on to add that Valentina is indeed her motivation.

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“Obviously, Valentina is amazing and she makes me better everyday. I can’t sit on my couch without thinking Valentina might be working right now, and I’ll get up and go for a run or she’ll make me do an extra session. She’s pushing me the same way Ronda [Rousey] pushed all the bantamweights and Joanna [Jedrzejczyk] pushed all the strawweights at one point,” She added.

What do you think will happen when Casey O’Neill fights Valentina Shevchenko? Let us know in the comment section of the article below.

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