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Sooronbai Jeenbekov congratulates Valentina Shevchenko on her victory

The President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov congratulated Valentina Shevchenko by phone on her UFC victory in the Canadian city of Toronto. Press service of the head of state.

«Kyrgyzstan is proud of you. You became the first athlete from the countries of the former USSR who won the UFC champion title, you are an example for our young people. I wish you continued success in your sports career. I invite you to your homeland at a convenient time,» said Sooronbai Jeenbekov.

Valentina Shevchenko, defeating an athlete from Poland Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 231 tournament in Canada, became the champion of the absolute fighting championship in the lightest weight. She competed for the UFC champion title in the weight category up to 57 kilograms.

The athletes had five rounds of five minutes. Valentina owned an advantage, acted more diversely and confidently and won by unanimous decision. This is her 16th victory in 19 MMA battles. She debuted in UFC in 2015.