The women’s bantamweight title fight between current champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko that was originally scheduled to be the main event of UFC 213 has now been rebooked for UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 9th.
That’s the word according to the Combate site and ties in with previous rumors to that effect after the fight first fell through in the hours before UFC 213 due to the champion having been hospitalized after suffering from chronic sinusitis.
The two fighters know each other well, having previous fought at UFC 196 in March of last year, with Nunes emerging on top on that occasion via unanimous decision, though Shevchenko was starting to come on strong at the end of the 15 minute encounter.
Since then has gone on to become the champion of the 135lb division after defeating Miesha Tate by submission at UFC 200 and then capped off an impressive 2016 campaign by TKO’ing Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds.
As for Shevchenko, she got right back to winning way after her loss to Nunes, racking up a decision win over former champion Holly Holm and then a submission victory over Julianna Pena.
If the report is true then Nunes Vs Shevchenko will join at UFC 215 card that’s also expected to feature a heavyweight clash between Junior dos Santos and Francis Ngannou, as well as the return of Gilbert Melendez against Jeremy Stephens.