Nunes keeps belt, defeats Shevchenko at UFC 215 in Edmonton

UFC 215 Amanda Nunes retains bantamweight title

GETTY Amanda Nunes retained her bantamweight title

The Amanda Nunes era of women's bantamweight continued at UFC 215 on Saturday. They were slated to rematch at UFC 213 in July, but Nunes was forced off the card on fight day due to illness.

"That's normal", she said. "I've never pulled out of a fight in my career, but now is not the time to waste, you know?" Borg is in this fight on the strength of a run of five wins in six fights in the UFC. They fought at UFC 196 19 months earlier and Nunes took another close decision in a non-title bout on March 5, 2016.

Hopefully, this isn't the new Nunes, who fights overly-cautious now that she has the belt. "And she's still the champion?" The champion silenced the challenger with another win for her title reign, and the question becomes how long she'll be able to hold on to the belt.

"I won three rounds". Towards the end of the third round, ref Big John McCarthy warned Nunes for having her fingers pointed forward at her opponent. Later, she landed on Shevchenko's back but could not get anything.

I honestly believe that these two women are the most well-rounded female MMA fighters on the planet.

UFC 215 Amanda Nunes retains featherweight title
GETTY Amanda Nunes celebrates

On Saturday night the UFC circus comes rolling into Edmonton for the organizations 215th installment of a Pay Per View event that they have put on.

Richard Billard said he's attended 10 UFC events around North America, and he had to come as soon as the Edmonton fights were announced.

A welterweight showdown between Neil Magny and former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has quietly climbed up to the co-main event slot, with Magny holding an astounding ten-inch reach advantage over the Brazilian. "Bullet" was taken down with about 50 seconds left in the fight. "We need knockouts in the flyweight division". That was enough to earn Latifi a unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) and his fourth victory in his past five fights. Shevchenko slipped a few leg kicks in as well, while Nunes whiffed on a high kick.

"I really don't understand why the [scores] go to the other side", Shevchenko said. She used punches to set up a leg kick. "I decided at the end of the [fifth] round, 'Let's take her down, ' because I know she is going to get exhausted". "It was super emotional walking out. I was looking to stand and trade punches with him but when I felt that I could control his weight, I chose to go with that". Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira - Unanimous Decision 155: Kajan Johnson def.

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