Last night in the main event of UFC 215, Amanda Nunes defeated Valentina Shevchenko via split decision to retain the bantamweight title. The victory marks Nunes’ second title defense, following December’s 48-second knockout victory over Ronda Rousey.
Nunes (15-4) and Shevchenko exchanged in a lot of trash talk leading into the fight. However in a post-fight interview, Nunes says she doesn’t have anything against Shevchenko but feels as though her personality has changed. She acknowledges what a tough competitor Shevchenko is.
“I don’t have anything personal against Valentina, but I think she changed a lot, her personality,” Nunes said. “In one interview, she says something and the other one she goes completely the other way. For this fight, she started to be a little bit humble. I don’t understand — it was a mess.”
“We don’t need to hate each other,” Nunes said. “I don’t hate her. This is a job. I don’t want to say anything to her. It was awesome. She was pretty tough. I know she’s gonna go back and beat a lot of girls in this division. Her style is very hard to figure out. That’s why I had to train and be smart. If you don’t know, you’ll be getting lost.”
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UFC 215 took place on September 9, 2017 from the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The main card featuring Amanda Nunes aired live on pay-per-view.