In the co-main event of UFC 275, we see Valentina Shevchenko look to continue her dominance as she defends her title against Taila Santos. The champion has been cleaning out her division and that means new challengers have to be rushed into a title fight. Santos has been on a great streak of wins and after submitting Joanne Wood, the UFC wanted her in a title fight. Shevchenko has been building her mystique and it’s been tough to find someone that seems capable of beating her. There is hope that Santos is the one to make things interesting as she has power and good finishing instincts. Most are expecting Shevchenko to continue rolling at UFC 275 and eventually move back up to bantamweight to become a double champion. That is proof that the champion truly is dominating at flyweight. Santos has a big test ahead of her and the hype heading into UFC 275 is overwhelming. We’re either in for domination or a shocking upset that goes down in UFC history.



Valentina Shevchenko has become one of the most dominant UFC champions in history. The flyweight champion made the move down from bantamweight and has not looked back since. Her last fight was in September against Lauren Murphy at UFC 266. Shevchenko was so dominant that many thought the fight was ‘boring.’ She is incredibly well-rounded with her muay Thai giving everyone problems on the feet, she uses counter striking which can lead to a low-volume approach that forces her opponents to take the lead. The champion also has a mean ground game that she doesn’t always need. It’s led to TKOs over Jessica Andrade and Katlyn Chookagian. Shevchenko has an invincible mystic around her and Taila Santos will be hoping to find a flaw in her game.

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Taila Santos is an exciting flyweight that finally broke through in the division after dropping and submitting Joanne Wood back in November. The Brazilian has had trouble finding the finishes in the UFC but that was very different before joining the organization. She had ten knockouts and a slew of submissions. Some of the knockouts put her opponents out cold. There is some hope in the game of the Brazilian and there could be some opportunities to find the finish. Santos has power in her hands but her technique can be sloppy. There is only one loss on Santos’ record and that was a split decision to Mara Romero Borella back in 2019. She’s had some very good wins since then including Roxanne Modafferi and Gillian Robertson. She’ll be hoping her finishing instincts lead to a title win at UFC 275.

Here are the UFC 275 odds, featuring our Valentina Shevchenko-Taila Santos prediction, courtesy of FanDuel.

UFC 275 Odds: Valentina Shevchenko-Taila Santos Odds