UFC 215: Amanda Nunes narrowly retains her title

MMA DFS Playbook: UFC 215

The UFC landed in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for a pay-per-view event.

Kajan Johnson discusses winning as the biggest underdog on the card and continuing his work towards earning more rights and equity for UFC fighters. "But we had sales to overcome those".

What will be interesting to see is how the UFC opts to promote Nunes going forward as she was in UFC President Dana White's doghouse after this fight was pushed back from UFC 213 when Nunes withdrew due to an illness the morning of the event.

"It was tough because I buy my new house, my new vehicle, all those things you work so hard to get", Nunes said. Now, she'll need to do the same regarding whether she deserved to win the fight.

The Brazilian edged another razor-thin decision against Shevchenko in a fight which saw a women's 135lbs title fight go the full quota for the very first time. "I'm going to keep my belt, walk away, go home, drink some beer and then celebrate with all my friends and my girlfriend".

Decimated by the loss of its main event, UFC 215 wasn't expected to deliver much as it competed with 208 for the year's weakest PPV card.

It was a new side to the overwhelming destroyer as Nunes dispelled the criticism of her gas tank with a mature performance.

Henry Cejudo claimed his first UFC finish with second round TKO of Wilson Reis.

The bout has particular significance to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

Amanda Nunes was calm and composed to edge a decision
Amanda Nunes was calm and composed to edge a decision

Co-main: Rafael Dos Anjos def. Neil Magny Former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos looked like an absolute beast in his second outing after moving up to welterweight.

There is one match-up which really salivates the mouth, however, and that is Robbie Lawler. I said, 'Please reschedule this fight, and then let's make this happen, and (the UFC ) listened to me. There's noway getting around the fact that the action was slow. As the fight progressed Shevchenko started to increase her output and ended up landing more strikes, 104-84 and at a higher percentage (48 percent to 43 percent).

Nunes successfully defended her bantamweight title with a split decision over Valentina Shevchenko in the main event.

"I don't want to hear this girl or anything", Nunes said.

Shevchenko was comfortable in her role as the counter fighter.

"I definitely will win this next fight,"she said".

"Prior to beginning the bulk of his weight cut the UFC doctor examined Borg and concluded that he was too ill to fight this week and needed time to rest and get better". ESPN scored it 48-47 for Shevchenko.

"I feel they punished me for sure because I was not able to compete, but at the end of the day I want to fight", Nunes said last week before the lineup change. Although the fight could have easily gone the other way, this likely caused Shevchenko the championship.

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