UFC 196: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko full fight result, recap, replay.
UFC RECAP ROUND 1
Shevchenko takes the middle of the cage and inches forward within the southpaw stance toward Nunes, World Health Organization bounces on her toes and tests the vary with some right hands.
The bantamweights still circle and paw through the gap ninety seconds, till Nunes breaks the stalemate with a slapping right high kick. The Brazilian slugs down the middle with some power punches however can’t notice the mark on Shevchenko’s jaw. right down to the last 2 minutes of the spherical, there’s still solely intermittent offense coming back from each ladies.
Nunes is that the additional aggressive fighter once she gets into the pocket, tho’ her punches don’t seem to be landing significantly cleanly. once she strikes from vary, Nunes throws out high kicks that miss poet, World Health Organization appears content to face on the skin and sit up for one thing to happen.
With forty five seconds on the clock, Nunes wraps up and drags poet to the mat. poet keeps a decent, closed guard however Nunes finds the area to deliver a tough elbow, then a try of right hands. poet kicks her away and stands, however Nunes journeys her back to the bottom at the horn.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Nunes
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Nunes
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Nunes
UFC RECAP ROUND 2
Shevchenko counters Nunes’ gap body kick, causing a tough hand down the middle to urge the Brazilian’s attention. Shevchenko catches consequent body kick, sweeps Nunes’ back leg and kicks her on the shoulder whereas she’s down. From her knees, Nunes drives forward and simply takes down Shevchenko yet again.
Nunes postures up in Shevchenko’s 0.5 guard and lands 5 or six solid hammerfists to the face. The “Lioness” goes knee-on-belly to posture up and bang on Shevchenko’s face with a lot of punches, now elbows, gap a cut close to Shevchenko’s left eye.
It’s all Nunes with 2 minutes on the clock, as Shevchenko appears unable to slow the ground-and-pound or shake beneath. Nunes passes to facet management, then full mount, then back mount. She wraps her left arm around Shevchenko’s face and tries to complete with a neck crank.
Shevchenko won’t faucet, therefore Nunes readjusts and gets her arm across the jaw. This doesn’t work either, therefore Nunes tries to slide beneath the chin for a rear-naked choke, however Shevchenko buries her chin so twists around to reverse into prime position simply before the spherical ends.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-8 Nunes
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-8 Nunes
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-8 Nunes
UFC RECAP ROUND 3
Shevchenko stuffs the first takedown attempt from Nunes, pulls down on the Brazilian’s head and cracks her with a knee. Nunes stands up and eats a level elbow, then tries to wrap up Shevchenko for a takedown. This time, Shevchenko is ready and reverses Nunes’ momentum into a takedown of her own.
Shevchenko pins down Nunes’ left arm and leans across her body to work a kimura, but Nunes pulls both arms free, shrimps underneath and escapes to her feet. The bantamweights are back to trading strikes with 3:00 remaining in the bout. Shevchenko catches Nunes leaning in again and hits her with another pair of clinch knees.
Shevchenko is coming on strong here late in the fight, while Nunes’ previously busy offense is dropping off by the second. Shevchenko catches Nunes in a front headlock, so Nunes leans over and puts a hand on the mat to avoid more knees. Instead, Shevchenko lands five or six left hands to the face, throwing until Nunes takes her paw off the ground and separates.
Shevchenko presses forward, waits for Nunes to grab for her legs again and catches her in the Thai plum, but this time the Brazilian avoids the knees. Shevchenko keeps pushing forward down the stretch, stuffing Nunes to the ground one last time on another failed takedown attempt.
Jordan Breen scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko (29-27 Nunes)
Tristen Critchfield scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko (29-27 Nunes)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko (29-27 Nunes)
UFC OFFICIAL FIGHT RESULT
Amanda Nunes def. Valentina Shevchenko via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28) R3 5:00