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Guide to UFC 213: Predictions, analysis and full coverage

Amanda Nunes defeated Valentina Shevchenko by unanimous decision last March. Josh Hedges/Getty Images

UFC 213, taking place on July 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, may not have the marquee fight some fans were looking for. But from top to bottom, you'd be hard pressed to find a card as loaded with intriguing matchups.

The main event features a women's bantamweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. The two battled once prior, last March, in a matchup won by Nunes by unanimous decision and should again provide fireworks. This same statement could be made for the co-main event, an interim title fight for the middleweight belt between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker. Both are coming off impressive KO victories against Chris Weidman and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, respectively.

Other exciting matchups include Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone, Fabricio Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem and Anthony Pettis vs. Jim Miller.

Who will come out on top?

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