Keyboard Kimura: 'Lioness' separates herself from the pack with close title victory


When the fight with Shevchenko ended, Nunes walked over to the broadcast position and shouted through the fence at the team of Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan, who called the action from Edmonton, something to the effect of "what are they going to say about me now?" referencing the critics and pundits who predicted she would fade down the stretch and lose her title. He said after the win he's coming for the welterweight belt. Latifi managed to catch a low kick and bring the fight to the ground, but during a scramble, Pedro managed to get back to his feet Pedro nearly landed a clean head kick on Latifi, but the experienced wrestler used it as another opportunity to secure the round. I was looking to stand and trade punches with him but when I felt that I could control his weight, I chose to go with that.

The champion smiled from her corner ahead of the fourth round, obviously not fading despite the questions surrounding her stamina in the lead up to the fight. She earned a five-round decision win over Holly Holm last July and then followed that up with a second-round submission win over Julianna Pena in late-January.

"I want my title, and I'm ready to take one more fight against Amanda because I don't agree [with the decision], and I know it was my fight", Shevchenko said. Next for me, I want to get back to where I was before my last fight.

"He passed away six years ago", she said, fighting back the tears.

Donald Cerrone, who he decimated in a lightweight title fight, lies ahead of him in the rankings while the victor of Stephen Thompson/Jorge Masvidal at UFC 217 is an enticing prospect also.

Fight of the Night honors went to featherweight knockout artist Jeremy Stephens and his foe Gilbert Melendez, who persevered through a savage onslaught of leg kicks to hear the final bell.

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Stephens cut the legs out from Melendez, literally, dropping him half a dozen times with leg kicks and dominated him in the standup as well. I'm not thinking about anything else but going home and getting married right now. First of which is Ketlen Vieira upsetting Sara McMann.

After the fight, many members of the Edmonton Oilers gathered to take a photo with her and she told TSN that she appreciated their support. Moras submitted veteran Ashlee Evans-Smith via an armbar in the first round.

While some fans asked for refunds after the main event was cancelled, the seats didn't stay empty long. Following the loss, Clarke announced his retirement from the UFC in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

Latifi scored takedowns in each round, dropping Pedro on his head in the second, en route to a unanimous decision. Bhullar landed a few big shots, opening a cut over the right eye of Henrique during the fight.

Demetrious Johnson was set to take on Ray Borg in Alberta, Canada on Saturday and the bout was one for the history books.