On Saturday, Sept. 9, the UFC hosted UFC 215: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The event was slated to be headlined by flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, who looked to set the record for most consecutive title defenses when he faced New Mexico’s Ray Borg. However, Borg fell ill during fight week and the bout was canceled on the eve of weigh-ins.

As a result, the night’s co-main event between women’s bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes and No. 1-challenger Valentina Shevchenko was elevated to the headlining bout. The pair met previously in a three-round bout at UFC 196, with the Brazilian Nunes earning the decision victory. They were slated to rematch at UFC 213 in July, but Nunes was forced off the card on fight day due to illness.


The 11-fight event kicked off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET with two fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.

Amanda Nunes def. Valentina Shevchenko by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – for bantamweight title
Rafael dos Anjos def. Neil Magny by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 3:43
Henry Cejudo def. Wilson Reis by knockout (right straight and punches). Round 2, 0:25
Ilir Latifi def. Tyson Pedro by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jeremy Stephens def. Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-26)
Ketlen Vieira def. Sara McMann by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:16
Sarah Moras def. Ashlee Evans-Smith by submission (armbar). Round 1, 2:51
Rick Glenn def. Gavin Tucker by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-25, 30-24)
Alex White def. Mitch Clarke by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:36
Arjan Bhullar def. Luis Henrique by unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Kajan Johnson def. Adriano Martins by knockout (right hook). Round 3, 0:49

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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