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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 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 34 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 15 less professional rounds, 57 to Shevchenko's 72.
Nunes vs Shevchenko form
Nunes had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In her last fight before this contest, she had lost to Julianna Pena at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had beat Megan Anderson at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had won against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250 on 6th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Featherweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had beat Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
She had defeated Holly Holm at UFC 239 on 6th July 2019 by knockout in the 1st round in their UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Nunes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
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