Saturday, July 8, 2017
Las vegas, Nevada
UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 is an upcoming mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that will be held on July 8, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
The event will take place during the UFC's annual International Fight Week.
A UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion T.J. Dillashaw was expected to take place at this event, possibly as the headliner. However, on May 23, Garbrandt withdraw due to a back injury and the bout was scrapped.
A UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Amanda Nunes and multiple-time muay thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko is expected to headline this event. The pairing met previously in March 2016 at UFC 196, with Nunes winning by unanimous decision. This will mark the first Women's Bantamweight title fight since the belt's introduction (in 2013) which will not feature Miesha Tate or Ronda Rousey, the former of whom lost the title to Nunes in July 2016.
An interim UFC Middleweight Championship bout between 2000 Olympic silver medalist and former world champion in freestyle wrestling Yoel Romero and The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes welterweight winner Robert Whittaker is expected to serve as the co-headliner.
A welterweight bout between former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone was originally booked for UFC 205. However, Lawler pulled out to take a little more time after losing his title via knockout at UFC 201. The fight is now expected to take place at this event.
Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko
Yoel Romero vs Robert Whittaker
Robbie Lawler vs Donald Cerrone
Fabricio Werdum vs Alistair Overrem
Anthony Pettis vs Jim Miller
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.