UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes recently sat down to talk about her upcoming title defense against Valentina Shevchenko, which serves as the co-main event of UFC 215 on Sept. 9.
This will be Nunes’ second defense of the title, her first since defeating Ronda Rousey in 46 seconds at UFC 207 back on Dec. 30, 2016. Prior to winning the title from Miesha Tate at UFC 200 in July 2016, Nunes defeated Shevchenko via unanimous decision at UFC 196 in March 2016.
Nunes originally was scheduled to defend against Shevchenko in the main event of UFC 213 back in July. However, Nunes was transported to a hospital due to illness on the day of the event. While UFC President Dana White claims she was medically cleared, Nunes still did not think she could compete.
Nunes talks about that decision, as well as what it means to fight Shevchenko. You can watch the interview above.