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News Jessica Andrade says Shevchenko is P4P #1 WMMA fighter, not Amanda Nunes

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  1. LoadedZeus Purple Belt

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    “Valentina is the best in the UFC,” Andrade said in an interview with MMA Fighting. “I’ve always wanted to fight her because I always want to fight the best. I’ve fought a lot of good girls and I think Valentina is one level above any other. Actually, her fight with Amanda [Nunes], I’m one of those that think [judges] could have given it to Valentina because she was better.”

    “Even though Amanda has two belts, Valentina fights all the time and always puts on great fights and the same pace from start to finish,” Andrade said. “Amanda doesn’t fight that often. She owns two belts but doesn’t fight all the time, so I think Valentina has more experience in the octagon. I think Valentina is the best pound-for-pound in the UFC.”


    https://www.mmafighting.com/platfor...nko-not-amanda-nunes-best-pound-for-pound-ufc


    Surprising to see a Brazilian fighter heap praises on Shevchenko instead of Nunes, but I actually agree. Thought Shevchenko edged it out the 2nd time around and since then, Nunes hasn't uttered her name even once. Everybody knows that's the toughest matchup for her. Shevchenko gets asked about it and says she looks forward to fight again but Nunes always ignores it or refuses to talk about her lol

    She had to resort to point fighting against Shevchenko the 2nd fight and Shev still was doing a bit better. Don't talk about it too often since we don't know whether we will see third fight soon but now that's it's brought up, what do others think? I agree with Andrade 100% but still think Nunes is GOAT level fighter for WMMA obviously. Not the GOAT though ;)
     
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  3. MarleyLynx Black Belt

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    I can see that. Amanda struggled with Valentina and is MUCH larger. That was a very close fight.
     
  4. Kos Fan Brown Belt

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    Based on skill maybe, but you can’t argue Nunes is the WMMA GOAT based on resume. Schev moved up and lost to Nunes while Nunes moved up and flatlined Cyborg.
     
  5. Cooliox Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Valentina is fighting 115 pounders who cut less weight to make 125.

    Most people can't even name 3 fighters from her division.



    That being said, Nunes has TWO victories over Valentina... One fight was close, the other was clear.

    So, in short, Andrade is just being jelly
     
  6. Kaynan Purple Belt

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    Nunes has an annhilation of Cyborg and Rousey on her resume. Very hard to argue against the resume of Nunes
     
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    She would have to beat her at least once for me to even consider it
     
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  8. Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    I tend to agree — given how close their last fight was, with many thinking Valentina deserves the nod, with Nunes’ size advantage factored in.

    That being said Nunes did move up against the FW GOAT and put her out in under a minute, so it depends on if we’re favouring pure skill or tangible accomplishments.
     
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    Nunes is well clear of Shevchenko in both skill and accomplishments

    Shev being a tricky matchup for Nunes herself is not relevant
     
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    Valentina TKOs her opponents, when Amanda hits them they dont fucking move!!!
     
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    No no, that's called butthurt, in 2018 Jessica fought Tecia Torres and during that fight Amanda was one of the Tecia's corner. Jessica said that Amanda said some shit while cornering Tecia e bla bla bla and Amanda/Jessica had an verbal altercation after that and, to be honest, they never liked each other.
     
  13. C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

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    nonsense
     
  14. Matthew Fedler Professional Fighter Professional Fighter

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    Andrade will only be the second former SW Valentina has fought at 125 so far (Joanna was the first) out of seven opponents. And we have seen fighters have greater success by moving up anyways (Rumble, Whittaker, etc).
     
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    I agree too.
    Nunes has better resume,but Val is better than her.
     
  16. LoadedZeus Purple Belt

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    Huge fan of both Val and Nunes and enjoyed watching their careers unfold.

    As much as Bullet is my minds eye fighter, I feel Nunes has embodied it more so overall. Her wins and resume are delicious.
     
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  18. Stormtrooper85 Black Belt

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    They made up a whole weight class of no hopers just so Val could actually be a champion because she can't beat Amanda



    They do the same thing with 145 just a fake division with no one ranked just so Amanda can keep two belts
     
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  19. Londonjitsu Brown Belt

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    Amanda has beat every 135 and 145 champion that ever existed in the ufc and bellator.
    The downplaying of her by people is astounding.
     
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    While that part is impressive, then she proceed to panic wrestle GDR for 4 out of 5 rounds, and went to a decision with a bloated 135er in Spencer, she did put Cyborg away in 1 minute, but mostly because Cyborg went into that exchange and got connected (either one could had won that imo), not because of pure skill.
     

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