AMANDA NUNES SUCCESSFULLY defended her UFC Women’s Bantamweight championship at UFC 215. The Brazilian defeated Valentina Shevchenko in a close fight that went the distance.
The decision turned out to be a controversial one as well. A good portion of the fans expressed their disappointment on Twitter as they felt Shevchenko should’ve won the fight.
Elsewhere, Rafael Dos Anjos impressed with a first round submission win over Neil Magny. This was the second win for Dos Anjos in Welterweight. Henry Cejudo dominated Wilson Reis and improved his chances of getting another shot at the UFC Flyweight title.
Violence ensued in the Main Card opener when Jeremy Stephens and Gilbert Melendez faced off. It was Stephens who came out on top in the end. Ilir Latifi was another major winner on the night.
Below are the complete results from the pay-per-view.
Amanda Nunes def. Valentina Shevchenko via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) to retain women’s bantamweight title
Rafael dos Anjos def. Neil Magny via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:43
Henry Cejudo def. Wilson Reis via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:25
Ilir Latifi def. Tyson Pedro via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jeremy Stephens def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Ketlen Vieira def. Sara McMann via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:16
Sarah Moras def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:51
Rick Glenn def. Gavin Tucker via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 29-27)
Alex White def. Mitch Clarke via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:36
Arjan Bhullar def. Luis Henrique via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kajan Johnson def. Adriano Martins via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 0:49
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