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Key Female Battle Set For UFC 196

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Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will meet this March in a title-eliminator at UFC 196.

Set for March 5 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the card features lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor. Also, the 135-pound female title will be on the line when Holly Holm defends vs. Miesha Tate.

Nunes (11-4) has won four of five with the promotion, falling only to Cat Zingano. She has scored back-to-back finishes of Shayna Baszler and Sara McMann.

Shevchenko (12-1) made her UFC debut with a decision victory over Sarah Kaufman. She has now won five in a row.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Lightweight Championship
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Conor McGregor

UFC Female Bantamweight Championship
Holly Holm (c) vs. Miesha Tate

Welterweight: Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb

Light Heavyweight: Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor

Featherweight: Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly

Lightweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller

Middleweight: Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda

Female Bantamweight: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko

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