Amanda Nunes is your new UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.
After a scintillating title winning performance against Miesha Tate in the main event of the historic UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) last night (Sat., July 9, 2016) in Las Vegas, Nunes will attempt to retain the title that has changed hands four times in under a year.
Nunes' 6th UFC victory — which tied her with Ronda Rousey for most in division history — was undoubtedly her most impressive, as she rocked Tate early, before latching on to the fight ending rear naked choke before the four minute mark.
It was violent. It was technical. It was beautiful.
The Brazilian will now have a hungry slate of challengers vying for her title, and Nunes is ready to take on any and all comers.
If former champ Ronda Rousey is ready to return to action anytime soon, UFC brass has made it known she will get the title shot right away.
If "Rowdy" remains on the sidelines, the challengers dwindle down to two major options:
Julianna Pena or Holly Holm.
Pena, the first ever women's Ultimate Fighter winner, earned a massive victory over former No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at UFC 200, and has won all four of her fights inside the Octagon against increasingly difficult competition.
Still, "The Venezuelan Vixen" will have to make a hard push for that title shot if former champ Holly Holm is able to get by Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on FOX 20 later this month.
"The Preacher's Daughter" is arguably the best striker in the division, and a potential fight against Nunes has fireworks written all over it.
Of course, with Holm potentially recapturing UFC gold before the end of 2016, UFC brass can still have their much desired Holm vs. Rousey rematch.
You can bet Nunes will have a thing or two to say about that potential fight, and I reckon she'll do everything in her power to keep that from coming to fruition.
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