Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko Fight Rematch Announced for UFC 213

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05:  (L) Valentina Shevchenko and Amanda Nunes raise their hands after their bantamweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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UFC announced Friday that Amanda Nunes will defend the UFC Women's Bantamweight championship against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 213. 

Nunes and Shevchenko previously met at UFC 196 with Nunes prevailing by unanimous decision.

UFC 213 will take place July 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

As seen in the following video from UFC's official Twitter account, Nunes and Shevchenko had a war of words following the announcement:

The 28-year-old Nunes has been on an impressive roll over her past several fights with five victories in a row to her credit.

After beating Shevchenko, Nunes defeated Miesha Tate for the UFC Women's Bantamweight title before becoming only the second woman to beat Ronda Rousey.

The loss to Nunes was just the second of Shevchenko's MMA career, and she has bounced back nicely with wins over Holly Holm and Julianna Pena.

Shevchenko is a former champion kick boxer, but UFC 213 will mark her first opportunity to win a championship in UFC.

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