Watch their first fight before Amanda Nunes, Valentina Shevchenko run it back at UFC 213

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For the second straight summer, Amanda Nunes will headline the UFC’s “International Fight Week” pay-per-view. This time, she’ll do it as a champion.

In 2016, Nunes took the UFC’s women’s bantamweight title from Miesha Tate in the UFC 200 main event. She went on to defend the belt with a dominant win over former champ Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 this past December.

In 10 days, Nunes (14-4 MMA, 7-1 UFC) will put her strap up for grabs again when she takes on Valentina Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in the UFC 213 headliner at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight will be a rematch from one that took place at UFC 196 in March 2016. In that fight, Nunes took a unanimous decision – and earned her way to the title fight against Tate, who beat Holly Holm that same night to win the belt.

Since the loss to Nunes, Shevchenko fought her way back to contention and a shot at glory with a decision win over Holm and a submission of Julianna Pena. But before she gets another crack at Nunes, this time with a belt on the line, check out Shevchenko’s first fight with the Brazilian in the video above.

Then don’t miss “UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko,” which takes place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

And for more on UFC 213, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie