Two Title Fights Lined Up For UFC 213 Saturday Night

An excellent matchup headlines UFC 213 with Nunes defending her title against Shevchenko in a rematch.

Tate, who retired in November after her loss at UFC 205, recently sat down with UFC.com's Matt Parrino to break down Nunes-Shevchenko 1, discuss how each fighter has evolved in the 16 months since and what might happen Saturday night at UFC 213.

Las Vegas has once again been taken over by UFC fans, as they flood into the city for another International Fight week. "I think we're seeing in that in the evolution of the current champ Amanda Nunes".

Rob Whittaker says he'll have to knock out Yoel Romero if he wants to win the interim UFC middleweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday night (Sunday AEST). So, if the 26 year-old gets by Romero, then a unification, championship fight will follow.

There she stood in the center of the Octagon, her waist wrapped in gold, only slightly less faceless than she was when she first entered. The two last met in 2016 when Amanda won a Decision.

Bisping has always been attached to a fight with former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and despite UFC president Dana White saying that matchup is no longer on the table, both competitors are still pushing for it to happen as early as November. "After that fight, I became a champion and I will make Valentina understand I'm the best in the world". She delights in treating her Kyrgyz friends to Peruvian seafood cooking, and she shows off her belly dancing skills to impress her South American friends.

"I am part of the new generation of mixed martial arts where you must mix everything up", said Romero, who lives in Miami.

"Winning the title would mean the world to me but so would simply winning the fight", Whittaker told AAP.

Nunes duly grasped that opportunity with both hands, subjecting Tate to a hellish three-minute beating at UFC 200 that culminated in victory via rear-naked choke. "I will be very strong". Her goal remains to retire undefeated as a two-division champion and may just get that chance down the road against Shevchenko at 125 pounds. I was made for this.

There's no word on how long Nunes will be sidelined, but it appears to be some sort of illness that she was dealing with this week in the lead-up to UFC 213.

"I'm the champion", Nunes said.

Fox Sports 1 will have live coverage of the preliminary fight at 8 p.m. ET while pay-per-view for the main card will broadcast on UFC's official website.

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and top middleweight contender Yoel Romero have a rather lengthy, and very public, rivalry going back quite some time now.

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