Fans still get plenty of fireworks at UFC 215

Fans still get plenty of fireworks at UFC 215

Amanda Nunes finally put to rest concerns about her stamina on Saturday by going five hard rounds in the main event of UFC 215. Her nose is red from my punches and why she's still [champion]? The Kyrgyzstani rallied in the second, her output increasing dramatically as the champion invested too much in feints.

The pair were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 213 in July earlier this year however the fight was scrapped and rescheduled for UFC 215 when Nunes was hospitalised due to illness just hours before the event.

"I really don't understand why the [scores] go to the other side", Shevchenko said.

That money will likely keep rolling in if she continues to defend her belt. Shevchenko is becoming more active than she was in the first. The Brazilian bounced back in the third landing some strong overhand rights. She didn't win the fight.

Shevchenko can't say for certain if she'll be next or have to work her way back up the ladder again but her end goal is to face Nunes at least one more time in the future. Be that as it may, the Tiger Muay Thai fighter will do everything in her power to get back in there with Nunes to claim what she feels is truly hers. Although the challenger eventually worked her way to the feet, Nunes was then able to score the takedown and finish out the round on top.

In the co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos locked in arm-triangle in the first and submitted Neil Magny.

Fans still get plenty of fireworks at UFC 215
Fans still get plenty of fireworks at UFC 215

"I think this three rounds this was my points..."

Despite a troubled lead up in which two of the three main bouts were cancelled, fans in Edmonton still showed up in full force to take in the spectacle of an 11-fight card that, for the most part, sent them home happy.

After putting on a striking clinic in the first round, Cejudo caught his fellow former flyweight title contender with a flush right hand that sent him to the canvas in the first thirty seconds of the second round.

Further down the card we have Sweden's Ilir Latifi taking on Australia's, Tyson Pedro, in a battle of rising light-heavyweights trying to find a foothold in a deep division.

Stephens, who postponed his wedding after being offered the fight with Melendez, left the ex-Strikeforce champion bruised and battered after a series of leg kicks connected.

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