Valentina Shevchenko will be headlining UFC on FOX 20 opposite former champ Holly Holm. That’s in theory, at least, because if she continues to live in Peru – an apparent hotbed of crime – she might never make it to the cage.
This past weekend, the Russian girl was caught in a shootout (!) in a restaurant stemming from a robbery. What. The. Hell.
As per MMAFighting:
UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko’s trainer, Pavel Fedotov, was shot and taken to the emergency room after a shootout at a chicken restaurant in the Chorrilos district of Lima, Peru. Shevchenko was also present at the establishment during the chaos. The news was reported on Monday by Peruvian news outlet El Comercio.
Three armed robbers allegedly entered the establishment Sunday night, taking 5,000 soles – about 1,486 U.S. dollars – from the cash register as well as cellphones, wallets and other belongings from the customers. The robbers also assaulted anyone who resisted the robbery, splitting open the heads of three customers, according to the report.
The robbery and the shootout were captured by security cameras. Shevchenko can be seen in the video rushing to her coach’s aid after the shooting ceased.