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Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko added to UFC 196

The newly named UFC 196, which was originally, UFC 196, has added a women’s bantamweight bout to the mix.

Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will meet in the women’s 135-pound division on March 5 at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Valentina Shevchenko

Shevchenko (12-1) is currently riding a five-fight win-streak to include her recent UFC debut split decision win over Sarah Kaufman.

Nunes defeated Shayna Baszler and Sara McMann in her last two outings to hold a 4-1 UFC record, 11-4 overall.

The current UFC 196 fight card looks like this:

  • Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title
  • Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title
  • Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor
  • Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb
  • Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly
  • Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez
  • Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
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