This was my first five round fight. With five rounds scheduled, this will be a test of Nunes' cardio development. "In one interview, she says something and the other one she goes completely the other way". She has not really looked overwhelmed in any of her bouts. Her nose is red from my punches and why she's still [champion]? I had stitches on my shin because I hit her teeth.
That money will likely keep rolling in if she continues to defend her belt.
"I want this fight and I totally disagree why this decision goes to the other side".
Still, Shevchenko was the most recent challenger to come close to dethroning the champion. For this fight, she started to be a little bit humble. Shevchenko continued to get her shots in, but she wasn't busy enough to get Nunes' attention for any length of time. She has been able to overwhelm most of her opponents with her striking.
Muay Thai champion, Shevchenko, made a big mistake in the fifth round when she gave up her back off a failed throw.
The Brazilian produced a near-flawless display to submit top 10-ranked Neil Magny with a first-round arm-triangle choke. He transitioned to mount easily and after landing an elbow; he forced Magny to move and locked up a head and arm choke as he transitioned. The 32-year-old dos Anjos has now won back-to-back fights since making the move to welterweight, having earned a decision in June vs. Tarec Saffiedine. "I know it was my fight".
Henry Cejudo claimed his first UFC finish with second round TKO of Wilson Reis. Cejudo, a former Olympic gold medalist in wrestling, put his boxing skills on display in picking Reis apart.
Round 5. Nunes comes in with a strong right hand.
Nunes, who was forced to cancel the title defense in July when she fell ill on fight day, pointed to a pair of late takedowns as a difference-maker.
Further down the card we have Sweden's Ilir Latifi taking on Australia's, Tyson Pedro, in a battle of rising light-heavyweights trying to find a foothold in a deep division. The main card will air live on PPV at 10PM ET. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion had no answer for Jeremy Stephen's leg kicks but managed to hobble to the final bell where he lost a one-sided decision on the judges' scorecards.