Last night in the main event of UFC 215, Valentina Shevchenko failed to capture the bantamweight title, losing out to Amanda Nunes by way of a split decision.
Shevchenko (14-3) is far from happy with the decision, she let her feelings be known upon being interviewed in the octagon after the fight.
“I really don’t understand why the victory goes to the other side. For two takedowns in five rounds? She didn’t hit me with one punch. Nothing significant. Look at her face. Her nose is red from my punches. Why she is ‘and still’ [champion]? I don’t understand. Even when I was on the ground, I hit very hard from the ground position and I really don’t understand why [Nunes won].”
The 29-year-old has since clarified on her comments in a post-fight interview with ESPN.
“MMA is not only [about] who gives pressure,” she said. “It’s a very tactical fight. I don’t know why they took this decision but I can say my punches were more effective than hers. We can see videotape and see who was landing more.”
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UFC 215 took place on September 9, 2017 from the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The main card featuring Valentina Shevchenko aired live on pay-per-view.