EDMONTON – The highest-level women’s MMA fight in history, as most were calling it, played out as such when both Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko played the ultimate chess match in hopes of claiming the women’s bantamweight title.
Nunes won in the end, scoring two fifth-round takedowns to eek out a razor close split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47), to earn her second title defense.
The stylistic matchup of Nunes and Shevchenko was the story going into the fight. Nunes seemed to lose steam in their first matchup (which she won), and many opined that given two more rounds, Sh … Read the Full Article Here