UFC Headliner Valentina Shevchenko Uninjured After Being Caught in Gun Battle

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Valentina Shevchenko is still on track for her UFC on FOX 20 headlining bout opposite Holly Holm despite recently being caught in the crossfire a shootout that injured her coach.

According to an initial report by El Comercio Lima, Shevchenko and her coach, Pavel Fedotov, were caught in the shootout during a robbery at a restaurant in Peru this past weekend. Shevchenko was uninjured, but her coach was shot.

It was a close call, but Shevchenko’s manager, Roger Allen, told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday that Shevchenko was unharmed and that Fedotov is expected to make a full recovery. He also confirmed that Shevchenko’s fight with Holm would not be effected by the incident.

RELATED  Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Official as UFC on FOX 20 Headliner

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko takes place on July 23 in Chicago.

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