Amanda Nunes did what she need to in order to retain her bantamweight championship on Saturday night. She took home a split decision victory over challenger Valentina Shevchenko in a tightly contested main event bout at UFC 215. It was tightly contested because there was not much action from either fighter in the opening rounds. A late takedown in the fifth round by Nunes could have been the decisive factor for the judges. In all it was not an impressive performance for Nunes who is still in the shadow of former champions Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, and Miesha Tate.
Below are the full results from UFC 215.
Main Card Results:
- Amanda Nunes def. Valentina Shevchenko via split decision
- Rafael dos Anjos def. Neil Magny via sub (arm-triangle) in Round 1 at 3:43
- Henry Cejudo def. Wilson Reis via KO in Round 2 at 0:25
- Ilir Latifi def. Tyson Pedro via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
- Jeremy Stephens def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Preliminary Card Results:
- Ketlen Vieira def. Sara McMann via submission (arm triangle) in Round 2 at 4:16
- Sarah Moras def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via submission (armbar) Round 1 at 2:51
- Rick Glenn def. Gavin Tucker via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 29-27)
- Alex White def. MItch Clarke via TKO in Round 2 at 4:42
- Arjan Bhullar def. Luis Henrique via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Kajan Johnson def. Adriano Martins via KO in Round 3 at 0:49