UFC 215 Predictions: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko 9/9/17

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The Lioness defended her belt against bitter rival Valentina Shevchenko, winning by split decision in the main event at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Ilir Latifi proved too much for the inexperienced Tyson Pedro, capturing a unanimous decision victory over the previously undefeated light heavyweight.

Who were the winners at UFC 215: Nunes vs Shevchenko 2 live results? ESPN scored it 48-47 for Shevchenko. These two were set to meet back at UFC 213 in July, but Nunes had to pull out the night of the fight due to a sinus infection.

"I made sure I was sharp everywhere", Nunes said.

"I think three of five rounds, I won exactly". "That's what happened tonight".

No-one can begrudge the champ of a more sheltered approach because we know she can throw down and now she moves onto new challengers who it will be hoped do more than Shevchenko to try and win.

"For two takedowns? All five rounds? I'm here for a reason", she said. Nothing significant. Look at her face. I had been away for even longer due to my hand injury but I have been training hard and trying to get better.

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Rafael Dos Anjos: "I really felt like this would be the outcome".

By contrast, Shevchenko was incredibly upset at the decision: "I really don't understand why the victory goes to the other side", she said.

Gavin Tucker, who was considered one of the top Canadian prospects in the UFC, lost in one of the most lopsided decisions in UFC history against Rick Glenn. Shevchenko is also a powerful striker, but relies a little more on her grappling game.

The champion smiled from her corner ahead of the fourth round, obviously not fading despite the questions surrounding her stamina in the lead up to the fight.

Amanda Nunes discusses the ideal strategy for beating Valentina Shevchenko and what it means for the Oilers and Connor McDavid supporting her.

It is the second time Nunes has beaten Shevchenko in 18 months. The Brazilian bounced back in the third landing some strong overhand rights.

Overall, however, it was a chess match of a fight. Fight fans just don't have the hunger or spendable income to buy a pay-per-view every 3 weeks. Following the win, Johnson used his platform to discuss continuing his work towards earning more compensation for fighters. "[The doctor] tried to help me do everything to get in there, he got me nearly 100-percent". "I'm here. I can't do anything about it. Nina's family is there, went there, helping with everything". Now that Nunes was able to make it 2-0 over "Bullet" on Saturday night, she can take care of her ongoing issues with her sinuses and have surgery to fix the problems; which she plans to do. The surgery does not rule out a return this year, although Nunes said she's likely to return in 2018.