Antonina Shevchenko Draws Ashlee Evans-Smith for UFC Debut Staff
MMA Weekly

Antonina Shevchenko's sister, Valentina, is fighting Nicco Montano for the flyweight title this weekend at UFC 228 in Dallas, but now Antonina has a bout of her own to which she can look forward.

Shevchenko (6-0) will square off with Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-3) at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on Nov. 30 in Las Vegas.'s Damon Martin confirmed the bout following an initial report by ESPN.

Shevchenko earned her shot in the Octagon with a victory on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. She blasted Jaimelene Nievera with several brutal knees from the clinch, putting on an eye-opening display.

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The Russian fighter doesn't get an easy draw in her UFC debut, as Evans-Smith is a veteran of six UFC bouts. She is 3-3 in the Octagon, but is looking to build momentum after defeating Bec Rawlings earlier this year.

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