Friday, January 30, 2015

Amanda Nunes vs Shayna Baszler added to Mar. 21 UFC show

Amanda Nunes
Yesterday the UFC announced that Amanda Nunes vs Shayna Baszler has been added UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. That's a Fox Sports 1 show and I expect this fight to air on the prelims. Both fighters are coming off of losses but I think Amanda has a little more leeway. Amanda is from Brazil but she currently trains at MMA Masters in Florida. She likes to finish but she tends to run out of gas later in fights. In her last fight, Amanda dominated Cat Zingano in round one but then she lost by a third round TKO. She admitted afterwards that she ran out of gas after round one. That's something she needs to work on because she's not always going to get an early finish. Shayna is originally from South Dakota and now trains with Ronda Rousey at the Glendale Fight Club in Los Angeles. She's been around the sport for a long time. In TUF 18, she was thought to be the favourite to win but she lost to Julianna Pena in round one. After some injuries, she finally made her UFC debut in August and lost to Bethe Correia by second round TKO. That was a bad loss. That's someone she should have beaten. Amanda is very aggressive at the start of fights and I don't know if Shayna can hold her off and tire her out. If she loses, it could be the end of the road for Shayna. At least she could go into pro wrestling and work for PWG in Los Angeles. So I see this as a must win for Shayna.

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