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Who won Nunes vs Shevchenko?
Amanda Nunes beat Valentina Shevchenko by split decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC 215, on Saturday 9th September 2017 at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Amanda Nunes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the vacant UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
Nunes vs Shevchenko stats
Amanda Nunes stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Valentina Shevchenko made her way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Nunes had a massive power advantage over Shevchenko, boasting at 71% knock out percentage over Shevchenko's 29%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Shevchenko had a large advantage over Nunes, boosting at 43% submission rate over Nunes' 21%.
Amanda Nunes was the same age as Valentina Shevchenko, at 35 years old.
Nunes had a height advantage of 3 inches over Shevchenko. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Nunes was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made her debut in 2008, 4 year and 10 months later than Shevchenko, whose first professional fight was in 2003. She had fought 19 less professional rounds, 62 to Shevchenko's 81.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Valentina Shevchenko had been fighting more than Amanda Nunes.
Going to this contest, Amanda Nunes had last fought 7 years, 4 months and 21 days ago, while Valentina Shevchenko's last outing had been 6 years, 10 months and 2 days ago.
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