Amanda Nunes News

Nov 19, 2017 9:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | Amanda Nunes discusses possible fight with Raquel Pennington

On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes admitted that, while she didn’t want to step on the toes of her fellow Brazilian Cris Cyborg, she believed her next opponent should be former champion Holly Holm. “I’m ready to go,” the bantamweight champ said on BJ Penn Radio. “I...

Nov 15, 2017 1:58 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 58 // Valentina Shevchenko | Colby Covington | Amanda Nunes | Al Iaquinta

BJPENN Radio returns at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another stacked lineup! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show we are joined by former title challenger and possible future UFC champion, “The Bullet” Valentina Schevchenko. Shortly after announcing she would be dropping down to compete in the newly formed women’s flyweight division, Valentina challenged Paige Van Zant...

Oct 31, 2017 5:51 pm

UFC Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes Calls Out Cat Zingano

Aside from the announcement of Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting Edson Barboza at UFC 219, news has been quiet for the supposed end-of-the-year super card. If Raquel Pennington hadn’t of broken her leg, we would have already had the card’s first title fight booked. The plan was to have Amanda Nunes defend her belt against fourth-ranked Pennington....

Sep 10, 2017 5:49 am

The MMA community reacts to Amanda Nunes’ close decision defeat of Valentina Shevchenko

Last night, in the main event of UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes put her belt on the line opposite perhaps her fiercest rival: Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. The fight registered as an incredibly competitive one, and after five close rounds, pretty much every onlooker was happy not to be...

Sep 9, 2017 10:01 pm

Amanda Nunes Edges Valentina Shevchenko Out in a Razor Close Split Decision

It’s finally here. Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko finally meet for the second time. We were supposed to get this fight at UFC 213, but unfortunately Amanda Nunes’ severe sinusitis flared up and she pulled out. After going through the build-up three times, Nunes and Shevchenko wasted no time getting after each other tonight at...

Sep 8, 2017 8:35 am

The UFC’s Bad Luck With Canada and the Good Fortune of Amanda Nunes

Once again, a UFC card this year has been disrupted at the last minute. Ray Borg had to pull out of his fight with Demetrious Johnson, the original main event is gone and Amanda Nunes gets bumped up to headline. The world is a strange place, readers. There is a pattern that emerges when you...

Sep 6, 2017 5:36 pm

Amanda Nunes Thinks She’s ‘Not the Kind of Face’ the UFC Promotes

Amanda Nunes has more than proved her worth as a champion. Last year, the UFC bantamweight title jumped from Holly Holm, to Miesha Tate, and into the arms of the soft-spoken but gritty Brazilian and it hasn’t left yet. The UFC were even able to match Nunes up with Ronda Rousey to take away any...

Aug 18, 2017 9:25 am

Valentina Shevchenko: The Only Way is Victory Against Amanda Nunes

After coming off the wrong side of a decision to UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 196, a decision she tried to correct at UFC 213. Unfortunately, Nunes had to withdraw due to a severe and chronic sinusitis. Shevchenko didn’t accept that excuse, wasting no time telling our own Chris Taylor about what she...

Aug 17, 2017 1:42 pm

Valentina Shevchenko shares her take on why Amanda Nunes pulled out of UFC 213

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko are scheduled to fight once again at UFC 215. Nunes and Shevchenko first met in the Octagon in March of last year at UFC 196 where Nunes won a unanimous decision after Shevchenko turned things up in the third round. The two were set to fight...

Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm

PHOTO | See the Latest Lineup and Official Poster for UFC 215 in Edmonton

The Octagon will return to the Canadian province of Alberta on September 9th, this time in the city of Edmonton for UFC 215. The pay-per-view fight card is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long time division champion Demetrious Johnson squaring off with perennial division contender Ray Borg. This is it, folks. This is one...

Jul 20, 2017 1:46 pm

Two title fights set for UFC 215

Big news surfaced Thursday morning regarding two title fights. UFC President Dana White informed TSN this morning that UFC 215, which is set to take place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, on September 9th, will feature a main event scrap between UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, and top contender Ray Borg, with a women’s...

Jul 17, 2017 2:01 pm

Report: Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko rescheduled for UFC 215

The women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko has been rescheduled for UFC 215, according to a report by Combate. UFC 215 takes place in Edmonton, Canada, on September 9. The two were supposed to fight in the main event of UFC 213. However, Nunes withdrew from the competition the...

Jul 16, 2017 7:44 am

Daniel Cormier defends Amanda Nunes’ UFC 213 withdrawal

If things had gone according to plan, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes would have collided with dangerous challenger Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC 213 on July 8. Regrettably, Nunes fell ill through the week of fight, and was ultimately forced to withdraw from the fight on the very day it was...

Jul 9, 2017 11:43 am

Amanda Nunes gives “her side” of the story on her UFC 213 withdrawal

If things had gone according to plan, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes would have taken on rival Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of last night’s anticipated UFC 213 card. Regrettably, Nunes took ill in the week leading up to the fight, and was ultimately forced out of the bout on the very day...

Jul 8, 2017 10:21 pm

Amanda Nunes issues first statement following removal from UFC 213

Amanda Nunes issues first statement following removal from UFC 213 The mixed martial arts world was left in shock earlier this afternoon when current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes announced that she would not be competing in her scheduled UFC 213 main event title fight with top contender Valentina Shevchenko due to illness. Although...

Jul 8, 2017 2:17 pm

Dana White: Amanda Nunes cleared to fight, pulled out anyway

Saturday morning, fight fans were stunned to learn that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes had reportedly been hospitalized, and was forced to withdraw from her scheduled main event scrap with Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes had reportedly been ill throughout the course of fight week prior to her withdrawal; however in a surprising turn of events,...

Jul 8, 2017 12:44 pm

Amanda Nunes pulled from UFC 213

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday morning that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes had been hospitalized ahead of her UFC 213 title defense against Valentina Shevchenko tonight. Shortly after, MMAJunkie’s John Morgan confirmed with UFC President Dana White that Nunes was indeed off the card. Interestingly enough, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempted to convince...

Jul 8, 2017 12:21 pm

Amanda Nunes reportedly hospitalized, UFC 213 main event in jeopardy

In a surprising turn of events, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has reportedly been hospitalized, and her UFC 213 main event scrap with Valentina Shevchenko is now in jeopardy according to multiple sources. Amanda Nunes has been feeling ill this week. She's currently in the hospital. Tonight's main event is in jeopardy. No official...

Jul 1, 2017 9:13 am

Amanda Nunes is “ready for anything” ahead of Valentina Shevchenko rematch

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division over the past two years, going on a 5-fight win streak that saw her finish four of her five opponents. In addition, nearly one year ago, Nunes picked up a first round submission win over Miesha Tate to claim...

May 19, 2017 9:22 am

Amanda Nunes could move up or down in weight in pursuit of second title

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is currently gearing up for her second bantamweight title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. Ahead of that fight however, it is no secret that Nunes is looking to ultimately win a second UFC title. While initially, the champ expressed her desire to move up in weight, with the addition of...

May 18, 2017 12:50 pm

Amanda Nunes explains heated staredown with Valentina Shevchenko

Last week, at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was joined onstage by her UFC 213 opponent, Valentina Shevchenko. The pair will scrap July 8th for Nunes’ belt in a highly anticipated rematch with even higher stakes this time around. While the pair certainly talked quite a bit of...

May 4, 2017 9:04 am

Amanda Nunes set to defend her title at UFC 213

The next UFC women’s bantamweight title fight is now official as the champion Amanda Nunes is set to defend her title against the #1 UFC ranked women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko. BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor originally reported the championship bout was in the works on April 22 and it was later confirmed by MMA insider Dizz. Now,...

Apr 24, 2017 7:31 am

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for July, no official date set A women’s bantamweight title fight between top contender Valentina Shevchenko and current champion Amanda Nunes is being targeted for July. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor spoke with Shevchenko’s management who stated that the title fight is in the works for the month of...

Apr 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas

Report | Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko slated for July 8 in Las Vegas Earlier today current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes took to Twitter where she delivered the following message for her fans “Don’t worry guys. I will defend this belt soon. UFC is working on making an amazing card for all the...

Apr 22, 2017 8:33 am

Amanda Nunes says she will soon defend her belt on “an amazing card”

Amanda Nunes had a banner 2016. She kicked off the year with a decision defeat of talented Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko. Then, in the main event of the landmark UFC 200, she claimed the UFC women’s bantamweight title with a first round destruction of WMMA great Miesha Tate. Finally, in December, she closed out the...