UFC 213 Main Event in Jeopardy, Amanda Nunes Hospitalized

Jul 09, 2017, 00:14

The UFC 213 co-main event is feeling like a mirror image of the scheduled lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Nunes is dogged by things that are largely outside of her control.

Valentina Shevchenko to win via decision. Nunes last fought in December 2017, when she headlined UFC 207 and stunned Ronda Rousey with a stoppage victory in less than one minute. "My mother has always been a force to me", said Nunes. He's coming off a knockout win over the former champion Chris Weidman in impressive fashion. He does a good job wrestling inside the cage as well, then works on his ground and pound to soften up his opponents. She couldn't control herself. Her Judo experience makes her wily in the clinch and she's shown great balance, scrambling and takedown defence against strong grapplers like Sarah McMann, Cat Zingano and in her successful title shot against Miesha Tate a year ago.

"There's nothing to talk about with that fight", Nunes said.

Shevchenko is known, understandably, for a world-class combination of Muay Thai, kickboxing and taekwondo. They found financial success as martial arts teachers in Peru, and Fedotov made a decision to relocate his team permanently to Lima.

She doesn't fight because she has to.

Fighting is the driving force in her life, but it doesn't define her. Her combination striking was pivotal in this fight to outstrike Holm 87 to 54.

With the rematch pegged for five rounds, "The Bullet", most comfortable working on the counter, will surely look to weather Nunes' vicious early bursts and drag her into the proverbial trenches.

For this title shot, Shevchenko began her training in Thailand before moving to Houston and on to Denver, where she worked with strawweight title contender Rose Namajunas. But Shevchenko is back and this evening could see the Russian crowned champion.

However, the key to her success is her ability to maintain a high pace and get better as the fight ticks on. Romero wrestled for Cuba in two Olympics before defecting in 2007, and he started his MMA career in 2009 - the same year that Whittaker first stepped into a cage. Rousey was no match for Nunes, who won by TKO in only 48 seconds in the first round. "I'm better than her and I'm going to wait for the best moment to finish the fight". And is she really able to carry the division as long as she holds the title? If Shevchenko can survive the early onslaught, she'll have a solid chance to win the fight. I loved Shevchenko in the fight, partly because of signs of Nunes going through a rough weight cut, and am left with precious few other options as a replacement. If Shevchenko wins the first round, she will be an instant bet, as it will be very hard for Nunes to overcome a round deficit in this fight.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Over 100 People End Their Lives Under California's

    Over 100 People End Their Lives Under California's "Right To Die" Law

    Roughly 75% of the 111 who successfully ended their own lives were between 60-89 years of age, and 89.5% were white. The report analyzes statistics only through December 31 of 2016, so its numbers understate use of the law to date.

    Venus Williams 'at fault' in Florida vehicle crash that killed senior citizen

    Tennis legend Venus Williams has been blamed for a fatal vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 78-year-old man in Florida. According to TMZ , there is no evidence Williams was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving distracted.
    Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports

    Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that "we will help Italy " with the asylum-seeker crisis. Several U.N. employees were held for a while, then released.
  • Richards expects Proteas squad to fill De Villiers-Du Plessis void

    Richards expects Proteas squad to fill De Villiers-Du Plessis void

    Former England captain Nasser Hussain echoed Richards' thoughts and warned Joe Root's side not to underestimate the tourists. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will miss the first Test against England at Lord's for family reasons.
    More sunshine today. Seasonably warm and humid

    More sunshine today. Seasonably warm and humid

    A tropical wave located about 500 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is now producing a large area of cloudiness. Forecasters are calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s on Sunday throughout the mid-valley.
    USA  missile destroyer trespassing territorial waters 'serious provocation': China

    USA missile destroyer trespassing territorial waters 'serious provocation': China

    The 12-mile line is the internationally recognized distance that separates the shores of a sovereign nation from worldwide waters. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, flanked by South Korean destroyers, with the USS Stethem , at the rear in May.
  • Iraq Slows Mosul Offensive While Celebrating 'Big Victory'

    Iraq Slows Mosul Offensive While Celebrating 'Big Victory'

    Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in southern Niger on Sunday night. Iraqi forces say they expect to reach the Tigris and regain full control over the city by the end of this week.
    Fed approves capital plans of 34 national, regional banks

    Fed approves capital plans of 34 national, regional banks

    Federal Reserve cleared capital return plans from big banks, off-setting losses among utilities and construction stocks. Harte said there's a "fairly high likelihood" the Fed will object to the firm's request for higher capital return.
    India vs West Indies 2017

    India vs West Indies 2017

    Rahane did not make the India team for the recent Champions Trophy in England, but he grabbed his chance to impress the selectors. Poonam Yadav led the way with 2-17 off her 10 overs and at 121-7, the World T20 champions looked set to be bowled out cheaply.
  • Isabel Martinez, Accused Child Killer, Smiles & Bows in Court

    Isabel Martinez, Accused Child Killer, Smiles & Bows in Court

    The relative, identified as Hallie Romero, of Loganville, said Diana is expected to be in the hospital for two to three weeks. Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Michael Thorpe said, "Ma'am, I'm going to caution you to cut out the display for the cameras.
    China's 'heaviest rocket' Long March-5 Y2 fails post lift-off

    China's 'heaviest rocket' Long March-5 Y2 fails post lift-off

    It is created to launch space station components, deep-space probes as well as communications satellites. A Long March 3B rocket launched the Chinasat-9A satellite into geostationary transfer orbit June 19.
    Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Lancaster County until 9 pm Saturday

    Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Lancaster County until 9 pm Saturday

    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area. AccuWeather says those storms can produce localized damaging winds and possibly flash flooding.
popular