The champion vs. champion bout between women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes and women’s featherweight champ Cris Cyborg was billed as a superfight from the moment of its confirmation, but the UFC certainly hasn’t done all that great of a job treating it that way promotion wise.
Hopefully that’ll all change now that we’ve made it to fight week. Cris Cyborg did her part a few days ago when video of her jacking up her ankle doing some stupid viral internet challenge had people worried she wouldn’t be able to fight.
And now the UFC is putting in some effort, dusting off that brutal 2016 footage of Nunes wrecking Ronda Rousey in 48 seconds, TKOing the former women’s division pioneer with a violent barrage of strikes.
As with past negative Rousey moments, this isn’t a video the UFC puts on replay much. So enjoy the fight while you can:
Cyborg vs. Nunes goes down at UFC 232 on December 29th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card: another big bout between returning light heavyweight motherf**ker Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. They’ll be fighting for the 205 pound belt that gets officially stripped from double champ Daniel Cormier the moment a winner’s hand is raised.
It should be a hell of a night of fights, and we hope you join us for all the blow by blow action here at MMA Mania!