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Erin Blanchfield wants to be the one to dethrone Valentina Shevchenko

LockerRoom Team
08 June 2022

Erin Blanchfield has managed to make her mark in the UFC after making her promotional debut back in 2021. The American is now 3-0 in the promotion with wins over Sarah Alpar, Miranda Maverik and JJ Aldrich.

With a professional record of 9-1 to her name, Erin is hoping to be the one to dethrone reigning Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko.

“Valentina is one person [I want to fight. I feel like she’ll still be there within the next few years because I know she doesn’t want to stop any time soon, and she always talks about that. She wants to stay champ forever but we all know that’s not possible. I feel like that’s one fight I definitely want to have. I want to be that person to dethrone her. I feel like dethroning Valentina to become champ would be the biggest deal. Because I feel whenever you dethrone someone that’s so dominant, it makes it that much sweeter. Kind of like what Julianna [Pena] did to Amanda [Nunes] not so long ago,” she said in a recent interview [via MMA Fighting].

WATCH: Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jędrzejczyk share a moment

Speaking of what is next for her, she noted that she is keeping a close eye on the showdown between Maycee Barber and Jessica Eye.

“Maycee Barber and Jessica Eye got on a big card, and I want to get some fights against bigger names. The girls I fought were tough, but I definitely want to start fighting people with a little bigger names to get myself out there a little bit more. I think either of those girls would be the perfect fight for me,” she added.

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