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Amanda Nunes Responds to Valentina: “The one who got relegated” | fight

Amanda Nunes will face Julianna Peña in the principle occasion of UFC 277 this coming Saturday in Dallas, however one opponent specifically has caught along with her all through her profession: Valentina Shevchenko. The reigning flyweight champion (up to 56.7kg) has misplaced twice to the Brazilian, however a trilogy is all the time the theme for each of them. When receiving the fight Last week at her new health club in Florida, Amanda left the door open for a brand new assembly with the Kyrgyz-Peruvian, however recalled that the third date was harder as a result of Valentina determined to change classes.

– Of course I see (attainable third fight). I’ve all the time been very open to preventing him, however whoever dropped weight, that was his downside, it was a neater place to be champion. It’s simpler to say why when taking place, since he wrestled at 135 (kilo, bantamweight), the ladies weren’t so ready for Valentina’s model, as a result of she’s a really robust athlete and goes down heavier. Maybe he might take a look at the decrease stage like this: “I’m heavier, I’ve fought massive athletes at 135, I’ll be extra ready to go down and win the belt”. I believe that was the thought in Valentina’s thoughts, and it was appropriate. As quickly as he went down, he managed to win the belt. That’s why I say he regarded for a neater method to grow to be champion as a substitute of making an attempt to fight me one extra time.

Amanda Nunes believes a 3rd fight with Valentina Shevchenko is a risk — Photo: Evelyn Rodrigues

In their first fight, at UFC 196 in March 2016, Amanda Nunes gained by unanimous choice (29-28, 29-27 and 29-27). He dominated the primary two days and was drowned within the final, however he held on to victory. In September 2017, at UFC 215, as bantamweight champion (61.2 kg), he defended his belt in a cut up choice victory (47-48, 48-47 and 48-47). And what would a 3rd fight appear like?

– I believe it might be a bit of totally different. I’d put a bit of extra quantity, extra stress, and never waste alternatives on the bottom. Valentina defends her again very nicely, however you’ll be able to adapt loads when you prepare nicely. I’ve a variety of ease going to the again so I do know I can take it and that will be one thing I’d observe loads. I do know Valentina has a variety of again.

Questions a couple of attainable third fight with Valentina Shevchenko are all the time linked to criticism of Amanda Nunes, as some see her opponent profitable one or each of the 2 fights. The Brazilian, when requested concerning the latest assertion made by Dana White, the president of the UFC, concerning the lack of motivation for the primary fight with Juliana, went into the subject of the criticisms he hears.

– This is a part of my whole profession. I’ve all the time had lots of people say loads: cardio, punch, ground, this, that, it is all the time been like that my complete life, I’ve all the time been attacked. They have been watching you on a regular basis after which individuals need to discover one thing, some fault, one thing to assault one way or the other. You have to put together for these issues. People actually need one thing to annoy you, that is the reality (laughs). I’m very relaxed. I believe criticism is a part of this present, and what Dana White mentioned was not literal (…). When you attain a cushty stage in your life, you calm down. There comes a second if you say: “I need to take pleasure in a bit of extra, I’m superb, I do not want something”, and you then hand over.

On Saturday, once more the fight “UFC 277” airs stay and completely beginning at 7:00 p.m. (Brazil time). Oh fight.com transmits”Battle Warming Up” and the primary two fights from 18:30, as nicely SportTV 3 is Fight YouTube. The web site follows the occasion in actual time.

UFC 277
July 30, 2022 in Dallas, USA
MAIN CARD (23:00 GMT):
Bantamweight: Julianna Pena vs. Amanda Nunes
Flyweight: Brandon Moreno vs. Kai Kara-France
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Sergei Pavlovich
Flyweight: Alexandre Pantoja vs. Alex Perez
Lightweight: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Anthony Smith
ADVANCE TICKETS (7:00 p.m. Brasilia time):
Welterweight: Alex Morono vs. Matt Semelsberger
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves
Heavyweight: Don’Tale Mayes vs. Hamdy Abdelwahab
Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs Rafa Garcia
Welterweight: Michael Morales vs. Adam Fugitt
Bantamweight: Joselyne Edwards vs. Ji Yeon Kim
Lightweight: Nicolae Negumereanu vs Ihor Potieria
Welterweight: Orion Cosce vs. Mike Mathetha

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