The UFC president is hoping to reschedule the women’s bantamweight title fight for UFC 215, the closest pay-per-view card without a main event. UFC 215 is set to take place live from Edmonton, Alb., Canada on Sept. 9. The biggest fight currently official for the event is a heavyweight matchup between ex-champ Junior dos Santos and rising contender Francis Ngannou.
“[Shevchenko is] devastated, obviously,” White told ESPN (transcription via MMAFighting.com). “Not only go through a full camp but you come, the whole prep, cut the weight, you weigh in, and you go through everything, and the day of the fight, the fight is pulled out from you. So it’s very tough, but obviously, we’re going to take care of her, and we’re going to look to make this fight again — hopefully in Edmonton. We have a fight coming up in Edmonton, which I believe is in September. We’ll try to make the fight then.”
Nunes and Shevchenko have fought once in the past. “The Lioness” defeated the current No. 1 contender at women’s 135 pounds at UFC 196 in March 2016, prior to her title run, which started with a win over Miesha Tate last summer.