MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Opening odds released for Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko rematch

DALLAS, TX - MAY 12: (L-R) UFC women's bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil and Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan face off during the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference at the American Airlines Center on May 12, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas just opened the betting line for the upcoming UFC women’s bantamweight title rematch between champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko at Several Bookmakers. The fight is set to take place July 8th at UFC 213 in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena. Here it is…

Valentina Shevchenko +120
Amanda Nunes -150

Nunes (14-4) defeated Shevchenko (14-2) by unanimous decision last year at UFC 196, and then went on to win the title belt by beating Miesha Tate via first-round rear-naked choke submission at UFC 200 last July. The American Top Team product followed that up with a first-round knockout of former champ Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 this past December.

Shevchenko’s loss to Nunes last year was her first setback since 2010. After suffering that setback, the 29-year old has back-to-back victories over Holly Holm and Julianna Peña.

Conor McGregor and Dana White come to terms on Floyd Mayweather boxing match

UFC president Dana White appeared on Wednesday’s NBA on TNT telecast during NBA Eastern Conference Finals in Boston, where he announced that he’s reached an agreement with Conor McGregor on terms for a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

“McGregor’s side is done, I’m starting to work on the Mayweather side now,” White said, “I got one side done, now it’s time to work on the other. If we can come to a deal with [Al] Haymon and Mayweather, the fight’s going to happen.It’s going to be straight up boxing.” Watch the full clip below.

Shortly after the broadcast, McGregor released his own statement to his website

“It is an honor to sign this record breaking deal alongside my partners Zuffa LLC, The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Paradigm Sports Management. The first, and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on. Congratulations to all parties involved. We now await Al Haymon and his boxer’s signature in the coming days.”

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira off UFC Fight Night 112 due to injury

UFC officials have yet to make an announcement, but Ilir Latifi posted on Twitter that his opponent Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is out of his fight next Sunday at UFC Fight Night 112 due to injury. No word yet on a replacement. Stay tuned to for further updates.

Written by James Lynch

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