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

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LIVE hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Johnson was looking to set the UFC record for consecutive title defenses, as he is now tied with Anderson Silva.

The fight started slowly, with Nunes looking to conserve her energy and Shevchenko sitting back in the first round after temporarily dislocating a finger, but the action picked up in the second, with Shevchenko starting to counter the Brazilian world champion as Nunes looked to wear down the challenger.

It was tactical, technical and at times a little tedious but Amanda Nunes successfully defended her bantamweight title and made it 2-0 against Valentina Shevchenko in the reshuffled main event. If it's the main event or the first fight of the night, I fight the same. I don't want to say anything to her. "I finished the fight strong and kept my belt".

Now it will be interesting to see who the UFC taps to face Nunes next.

"I'm frustrated with the decision because I don't agree totally", Shevchenko said at the post fight press conference.

Like a perpetually swinging axe, Stephens completely dominated Melendez to take a unanimous decision, but we've been here before and an impressive victory is usually followed by a disappointing defeat.

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Kajan Johnson returned from a two-year hiatus to collect his third straight UFC victory overall, catching Adriano Martins with a sharp right hand a minute into the third round to get the finish, while Kelowna's Sarah Moras come back from a similar layoff to pick up a first-round submission win over Ashlee Evans-Smith that left her fighting back tears in the Octagon after the fight. Nunes said her partner, and UFC fighter, Nina Ansaroff's family is still in the area.

"When I came back home I went to the specialist and I've been good since then", she said.

Henry Cejudo: " I hadn't won in the Octagon since December 2015 so it feels unbelievable to get the victory tonight. "It will be the same fight, the same opponent, and it will be the same preparation". But if no, if they don't want to promote me, that's cool, too.

Instead, Nunes played a risky at-range striking game, which nearly cost her the championship anyway, just in a much less exciting way. I said, 'Please reschedule this fight, and then let's make this happen, and (the UFC ) listened to me. Compare that to 91.5% when she fought Rousey, 85.7% against Tate, and 65.4% when she fought Shevchenko the first time. (People are talking) like I was scared or something like that.

In arguably the most impressive performance of UFC 215, Cejudo dismantled Wilson Reis to launch himself into talk of another shot at Demetrious Johnson. "No, I'm the one who wanted this fight". Four preliminary fights will air on Fox Sports 1 at 5.

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