UFC 261 again proved that women only have competition in the minimum percentage, where champions change almost every year. In the lightest weights, no one can compete with the champions, Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes.
The competitors have already met in 2016 and 2017. The fight between Shevchenko and Nunes determined the contender for the title fight. Nunes’s first victory over Shevchenko raised no questions, but it turned out to be difficult. Therefore, in 2017, revenge took place. Bu this time it was the bantamweight belt. Almost all the rounds turned out to be unusually equal. Nunes for only three minutes before the end of the round went into the fight for the first time. The rest of the time, the opponents were at a distance from each other, attacking with one or two hits. They were afraid to engage in open combat, so there were few active actions.
The third fight will have to happen. Valentina is clearly interested in taking revenge on Amanda. Moreover, there is a personal enmity between them. Amanda is still keeping quiet, although, in terms of sports, the fight is already overdue. Of course, Nunes is unpleasant to face such an uncomfortable opponent, but she can also find an advantage for herself in the third fight. Since Nunes has a fight scheduled for August, it’s unlikely that the trilogy with Valentina will happen this year. But the fact is that now, Shevchenko and Nunes have no rivals in all three UFC women’s divisions.
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