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Valentina Shevchenko rejects Amanda Nunes showdown in June after ‘Lioness’ declined April title fight

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes defender her division crown by disposing of former 135-pound queenpin Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 back in December.

But it could be over six months before she makes her return to the Octagon.

That’s because “Lioness” turned down a rematch against Valentina Shevchenko in April, according to the resurgent “Bullet,” who rejected the champ’s rain date of June 3 at UFC 212 in Brazil.

I see you June 3? @BulletValentina

— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) March 13, 2017

UFC offered fight in Apr, you declined. Was told U would be back July. My schedule planned till July. Any where/anytime in July @Amanda_Leoa

— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) March 13, 2017

Nunes (14-4) and Shevchenko (14-2) first went to war at the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) in March 2016. The Brazilian won a close three-round unanimous decision (recap), then went on to capture the crown from Miesha Tate at UFC 200. Shevchenko, meanwhile, rebounded from her Nunes loss to defeat ex-champion Holly Holm and top contender Julianna Pena.

When and where these two meet again remains to be seen, but it’s unfortunate to have yet another belt sitting in limbo…

Source:: mma mania