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Amanda Nunes reveals reason behind withdrawal from Valentina Shevchenko title fight at UFC 213

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In case you were wondering, wonder no more.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has revealed the reason behind her withdrawal from her scheduled championship rematch against Valentina Shevchenko, which was set to go down at last night’s (Sat., July 8, 2017) UFC 213 pay-per-view (PPV) event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Details were sketchy after “Lioness” fell ill hours before the fight, until now, as Nunes took to Twitter to reveal why she didn’t feel fit to compete:

According to UFC president Dana White, Nunes was indeed seen by a physician and ultimately cleared to fight, but at the end of the day Amanda didn’t feel 100-percent to put her title on the line against “Bullet,” and her follow up visit with the doctpr supports her claims.

As a result, the interim Middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker was bumped up to the headlining act and ultimately saw “The Reaper” defeat “Soldier of God” (see it) to secure a title unification bout with Michael Bisping later this year.

Furthermore, White also stated that the rematch between Nunes and Shevchenko would likely go down at the upcoming UFC 215 pay-per-view (PPV) event set for September 9, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Just don’t expect it to be the main event.

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