Before they rematch for the division stars, watch “Lioness” and “Bullet” go head-to-head at UFC 196.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send Amanda Nunes into her second title defense, this time against top women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko at the upcoming UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) event, set for July 8, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Joining them will be longtime referee Herb Dean, while Derek Clearly, Chris Lee, and Glenn Trowbridge score the action from cageside (more on the UFC 213 referee and judging assignments here).
Nunes (14-4) and Shevchenko (14-2) first went to war at UFC 196 in March 2016. The Brazilian won a close three-round unanimous decision, then went on to capture the crown from Miesha Tate at UFC 200 before defending against Ronda Rousey at UFC 207. “Bullet,” meanwhile, rebounded from her “Lioness” loss to defeat ex-champion Holly Holm and top contender Julianna Pena.
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