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UFC 196 fight card: Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko full fight preview

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Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will battle this Saturday (March 5, 2016) at UFC 196 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a match up of top contenders, what adjustments must be made for either woman to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight finishers Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will throw down this Saturday (March 5, 2016) at UFC 196 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Winning four of her five Octagon fights, Nunes has been looking like a killer. “Lioness” has finished each of those wins inside the first round, making it a habit to blitz through her foes and ignore their attempts to defend.

Shevchenko is one of the most credentialed strikers in women’s MMA, as she has a deep background in Muay Thai. That skill allowed her to pull off a major upset in her short-notice debut, and she’s now looking to build that win into a title run.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each fighter:

Amanda Nunes
Record: 11-4
Key Wins: Sara McMann (UFC Fight Night 73), Germaine de Randamie (UFC Fight for the Troops 3), Shayna Baszler (UFC Fight Night 62)
Key Losses: Cat Zingano (UFC 178), Sarah D’Alelio (Invicta FC 4), Alexis Davis (Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov)
Keys to Victory: Nunes is a very dominant and overwhelming fighter. Unlike many of her peers, Nunes is capable of quickly finishing the fight via TKO or submission, and she takes advantage of that physicality by smashing her opponents immediately.

Frankly, that’s the best path to success opposite Shevchenko.

Judging by Shevchenko’s last performance and background, Nunes does not have the technical skill to outwork Shevchenko for a long period of time. Besides, Nunes’ conditioning has never been her best aspect, as she either finishes early or goes on to lose.

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Source:: mma mania