UFC 215 Results: Amanda Nunes Pulls Out Decision Vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Amanda Nunes top of Brazil works against Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC 215 in Edmonton Alberta Saturday Sept. 9 2017

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UFC 215 was the first event that the promotion has held in Edmonton and did well at the box office with an attendance of 16,232 and a gate of $2.46 million (Canadian). However, Borg fell ill during fight week and the bout was canceled on the eve of weigh-ins.

Amanda Nunes won a super close split decision, 47-48, 48-47, 48-47, to retain the women's bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko. Look at the storm that we just came out: UFC 214 was massive, and McGregor/Mayweather was seismic.

In the case of UFC 215, all three awards went to main card fighters. "Then I got the win so I'm over the top".

Amanda Nunes of Brazil celebrates after defeating Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan during their mixed martial arts bout at UFC 215 in Edmonton Alberta Saturday Sept. 9 2017

Shevchenko, who was born in Kyrgyzstan and has strong ties to Peru, immediately expressed her dissatisfaction with the scores.

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"I want my title, and I'm ready to take one more fight against Amanda because I don't agree [with the decision], and I know it was my fight", Shevchenko said.

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The UFC 215 results had Nunes with the split decision win, which immediately created controversy as many felt Shevchenko deserved the win.

However, the judges didn't see it that way and gave Nunes the nod, which meant Shevchenko failed in her pursuit to become the fifth woman to rule to 135lbs division.

"I definitely will win this next fight,"she said". She threw a steady dose of push kicks to Shevchenko's lead thigh, which Shevchenko later said had little effect. When you resort to being a counter fighter, you put rounds in jeopardy of the judges.

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