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].
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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