UFC 215 results: Amanda Nunes retains bantamweight title with split decision win

Sheri Evans
September 12, 2017

They were slated to rematch at UFC 213 in July, but Nunes was forced off the card on fight day due to illness.

EDMONTON, Alberta - Amanda Nunes is still the UFC's female bantamweight champion - by the very skin of her teeth.

"That's normal", she said. I knew she was the one getting exhausted, not me. Although the fight was buried that night underneath the hype of Conor McGregor's first meeting with Nate Diaz and a surprise championship upset when Miesha Tate strangled Holly Holm, it became highly relevant as both Nunes and Shevchenko rapidly gained momentum.

"The (booing) is normal". Shevchenko fired off strikes from her back, but Nunes wouldn't give up the top position, and that's where she would remain until the horn sounded to end the fight. She is the reigning, defending, undisputed women's bantamweight champion and deserves to be push as the world-class competitor she is from here on out. This whole camp, I focused on going five rounds and that's why I was ready to control the later parts of the fight.

Sarah Moras def. Ashlee Evans-Smith In her third career UFC fight, Sarah Moras earned her most impressive victory yet. "I learned that at the end of the round is when she is getting exhausted, not me". Nothing significant. Look at her face. If it's the main event or the first fight of the night, I fight the same. Nunes is someone that relies on strong starts, so she tends to tire as the fight prolongs. "We'd love to for a variety of reasons".

Miocic said that he would be open to a fight with Francis Ngannou and is okay with any scenario that the UFC puts in front of him, but that a few things need to happen before his next fight. "But we had sales to overcome those".

Former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos made a massive statement regarding his welterweight future with a first round submission win over Neil Magny.

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"Thank you Canada", Dos Anjos told a deafening crowd that included Connor McDavid Milan Lucic and a handful of other Edmonton Oilers.

'Man, I'm coming for that belt.

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Stephens cut the legs out from Melendez, literally, dropping him half a dozen times with leg kicks and dominated him in the standup as well. "She didn't hit me", Shevchenko said.

"I think I'm going to take a break and then next year I will come back". "It was super emotional walking out. [The doctor] tried to help me do everything to get in there, he got me nearly 100-percent". Following the loss, Clarke announced his retirement from the UFC in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

"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".

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