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Record-breaking Demetrious Johnson's UFC 215 fight put on hold

Record-breaking Demetrious Johnson's UFC 215 fight put on hold

UFC 215 took place on Saturday night live from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. That bout was originally on the preliminary card, but was moved up when the Johnson vs. Borg fight was scrapped.

"The Lioness" used a more energy conserving, yet technical, approach to earn a very close, hard to judge, split-decision victory over Valentina Shevchenko on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 215.

This is probably the best matched card the UFC has put on this year, and you can tell by where the betting odds have settled. "But we had sales to overcome those". That could really become a problem if this bout goes into the championship rounds. I made sure I went to the gym and made sure I was sharp everywhere.

It was a tactical fight with few extended skirmishes until Nunes (15-4-0) took Shevchenko twice to the mat in the fifth round.

While some fans asked for refunds after the main event was cancelled, the seats didn't stay empty long.

It was a new side to the overwhelming destroyer as Nunes dispelled the criticism of her gas tank with a mature performance.

Henry Cejudo def. Wilson ReisHenry Cejudo looked exactly like the man that many predicted would eventually become Demetrious Johnson's greatest rival when the former Olympic wrestler made a decision to turn his attention to MMA just four years ago. "I finished the fight strong and kept my belt".

The bout has particular significance to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

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Elsewhere on the card, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos continued his good run in the welterweight division by dismantling top contender Neil Magny, defeating the American via a first round submission to an arm triangle.

There is one match-up which really salivates the mouth, however, and that is Robbie Lawler.

She did not establish herself as a dominant champion, and nobody will want to pay to watch the Amanda Nunes that competed on Saturday fight again.

It wasn't just the stance which drew the comparisons with the Irishman, though, as Cejudo's calm state and oblivious reactions to getting tagged were McGregor-like. Shevchenko's patience began paying off late in the round as she started to land counters, but Nunes was calm under pressure when the frame ended.

Like Shevchenko, who said she suffered a dislocated finger in the first round, Nunes also remarked about an injury during the fight. Nunes, nicknamed The Lioness, took a unanimous decision over Shevchenko at UFC 196 in March 2016.

"This was the strategy", Nunes said. She fights composed and tends to just break her opponent's spirit.

I wouldn't be surprised if the two fight a third time, but I fear we'll get a similar fight. CBS Sports scored it 48-47 for Shevchenko. Shevchenko isn't someone likely to start fast.