Valentina Shevchenko Says A Third Fight With Amanda Nunes "Would Be Logical”

Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes have fought twice before in the UFC, with Nunes pulling out the win both times at UFC 196 and UFC 215.

When it comes to a potential third fight with Nunes, it would be a logical thing according to Shevchenko.

“I think it would be logical,” Shevchenko said on Hablemos MMA (via Danny Segura of MMA Junkie). “She’s been going through her opponents very easily, and I think that for the future, it would be logical to have a third fight because the second fight … I didn’t lose it. I won it.”

There could be a problem for Shevchenko getting a third fight with Nunes, as the promotion rarely books a rubber match between fighters when one of them is up 2-0. Shevchenko believes the result would be different if they meet for a third time.

“This fight right now, as champion vs. champion, I think the judges will have a different outlook towards the fight,” Shevchenko said. “Three years ago in 2017 when we had our fight, they thought that just that one thing gave her the victory, and that was the takedown she got in the fifth round. She didn’t even start it – it was me who initiated. But since it was the final round, we were both slippery. She’s heavier, so I ended on bottom when I was supposed to land on top. That’s the only thing that gave her a small advantage in the eyes of the judges that night. But that’s how it went down, and I think it would be very logical to have that third fight between us.”

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