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

10 September 2017, 12:19 | Kristine Mills

PERRY NELSON USA TODAY Amanda Nunes fights Valentina Shevchenko during UFC 215

Amanda Nunes fights Valentina Shevchenko during UFC 215

It is safe to say the UFC counted on Rousey and Holm to bring attention to the women's weight classes and they did not envision having Nunes and Shevchenko at the top of the weight class. "For two takedowns over five rounds?" Shevchenko looked to counter, mixing in the odd leg kick. "Her nose is red from my punches".

"She did not hit me one time, not one punch", said a bitter Shevchenko, who dislocated her finger in the first round.

She added: 'I definitely will win this next fight.

"I really don't understand why the [scores] go to the other side", Shevchenko said. Nunes-who is known for her fast, furious starts-slow played the first frame, preferring to pick her battles.

Nunes had to be reminded to keep her hands closed.

It is the second time Nunes has beaten Shevchenko in 18 months. Shevchenko slipped a few leg kicks in as well, while Nunes whiffed on a high kick.

Muay Thai champion, Shevchenko, made a big mistake in the fifth round when she gave up her back off a failed throw. Shevchenko got back to her feet, but it was Nunes going all-in for another takedown, and she got it with less than a minute remaining.

Rafael Dos Anjos was too good for Neil Magny during UFC 215
PERRY NELSON USA TODAY Rafael Dos Anjos was too good for Neil Magny during UFC 215

In the co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos locked in arm-triangle in the first and submitted Neil Magny. He transitioned to mount easily and after landing an elbow; he forced Magny to move and locked up a head and arm choke as he transitioned. Dos Anjos is fighting in his second bout at welterweight, his first being a unanimous decision over Tarec Saffiedine.

"I don't mind it, man".

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

Henry Cejudo will face Wilson Reis, the last challenger for Johnson's belt, in the flyweight division on the main card.

Nunes wants to be clear she didn't back down from the challenge. He piled on some grounded shots before the referee stepped in to stop the action. The card originally featured a bout between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg, but the fight was cancelled due to an illness.

However, Latifi finished every takedown he attempted and his experience and wrestling acumen was clearly the difference between him and previously undefeated light heavyweight on the night.

The main-card opener featured to be a barnburner, as veteran sluggers Jeremy Stephens (26-14) of San Diego and Gilbert Melendez (22-7) of San Francisco squared off.

Isaiah Thomas leaving Excel Sports Management, hiring new agent
But that won't just be 'the team I used to be on.' That's my old team. "I know he's reached out today, as well", Thomas said. However, one huge National Basketball Association player was actually a guest during a big tournament in the U.S.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Expecting Third Child
According to the american website, the couple has shelled out $ 45,000 (about € 37,000) for his child to be raised by another. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the celebrity duo hired a surrogate due to Kardashian West's medical condition.

Cowboys specialist Tim Zaleski whiffs on punt attempt
Wyoming punter Tim Zaleski made his collegiate debut Saturday at Iowa and had a moment he'd like to quickly forget. While attempting to pin the Iowa offense as far back as possible, he forgot to actually kick the ball.

Other News

Trending Now

USA military to complete THAAD deployment in S. Korea despite protests
And the sixth test showed that it has the capability to mount nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles, he claimed. It also provides hundreds of thousands of tonnes of oil and fuel to the impoverished regime.

2017 iPhone Pre-orders May Begin on September 15
Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 8 costs about £869 - so it's a safe bet to assume that Apple's gadget will match or top this price. These panels are purchased at a price that twice more than what Apple is paying for LCD panels for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Schumer, Pelosi urge bipartisan cooperation on Harvey aid and debt ceiling
It's unlikely that this particular accord signals an age of bipartisan bonhomie in Washington . Ryan said. " That will strand the aid that we need to bring to the victims of these storms ".

Celebrate The Witcher 3 10 Year Anniversary With PAX Panel and Video
In 2007, CD Projekt RED released The Witcher , a role-playing game based on the critically-acclaimed novels by Andrzej Sapkowski . The series also has its own card title spin-off in Gwent thanks to the popularity of the game.

US Threatens 'Massive Military Response' Against North Korea
President Moon Jae In said his country would not allow its neighbor to continue to advance its nuclear and missile technologies. Trump said in the first of several tweets about Sunday's test. 'But as I said, we have many options to do so, ' he added.

Man Trump Sent to Fire Comey Is Quitting
That investigation, which had been overseen by Comey, is also looking into the financial dealings of several Trump associates. A subsequent letter written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was used instead as the basis to terminate Comey.

Wilton Speight throws pick-six to Duke Dawson
From that point on, the only answer McElwain could give for his team was one that doesn't bode well for the pending SEC season. The Gators started freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks before replacing him with Malik Zaire later in the second half.

400 people die as Myanmar cracks down on Rohingya
Some Rohingya people with bullet and burn injuries have been admitted to different hospitals in Bangladesh in the last three days. Photographs from the scene showed the bodies of several small children lined up on the ground, covered with sheets.

20 years after Princess Diana's death, her influence lives on
Harry came over to have a look at the picture which had left his older brother in stitches and William said: "Look at my shades". Princess Diana's sons, Prince William and Prince Harry , visited a growing memorial outside her former home, Kensington Palace.

Sean Spicer Finally Got to Meet Pope Francis, No Thanks to Trump
In a photo published to Vatican Radio's Facebook page , you can see Spicer snapping a picture of the Catholic leader. The group was granted an audience with Pope Francis , fulfilling a lifelong wish for the ex-press secretary.