Valentina Shevchenko found herself on the top spot in the UFC Pound-for-Pound rankings for Women this past week after Amanda Nunes, who was on top of the rankings earlier, suffered a loss to Julianna Pena.
Nunes not only suffered the loss but also lost the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title which opened the door for Shevchenko to climb the rankings and reach the top.
The change in the rankings prompted Valentina’s co-star, director, and Hollywood superstar Halle Berry to put out a congratulatory message to the UFC Flyweight champion.
"Screaming Congratulations to @bulletvalentina, my opponent “LADY KILLER” in my directorial debut! She is now pound-for-pound, the Number 1 female fighter in the @ufc, and I couldn’t be more proud. I’m so incredibly grateful to call her my friend and to have trained with the absolute best in the world for #bruised! Here’s to the CHAMP,” Halle Berry noted.
Valentina was cast alongside Halle Berry in the movie star’s directorial debut ‘Bruised’ which follows the story of an MMA fighter. The movie was released on Netflix as well which in turn led to Halle Berry signing a multi-movie deal with the streaming platform.
As for the UFC Pound-for-Pound Rankings for Women, Rose Namajunas is currently sitting second in the rankings when Amanda Nunes slipped to the third position. Julianna Pena, who captured the title with the huge upset over Nunes, rose to fourth in the rankings as well.
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