Amanda Nunes isn’t just the “champ-champ,” she’s also quite possibly the best female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter ever. But, having two belts helps when you’re posting some post-fight snaps on social media after yet another impressive victory.
That’s what Nunes did following her latest huge win over Holly Holm at UFC 239, which took place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night (Sat., July 6, 2019). Nunes adapted beautifully to Holm’s technical movement by attacking with careful and precise combinations until she fired off a beautiful hook / straight / kick barrage that ended with her shin in Holly’s face. That earned her the first round head kick knockout win (watch the finish here).
Like Jorge Masvidal and his flying knee knockout of Ben Askren, it was the result of a lot of practice.
”Me and Nina (Ansaroff) started practicing hook, straight and finish with the kick, because I knew she was going to run that way,” Nunes said at the post fight press conference. “Every time before I sleep, we always do it over and over. I might catch her with this one. I might do this.”
We’re just kind of assuming it was Ansaroff who took this steamy shot of Nunes after:
After a night like that I need to freshen. Depois dessa noite maravilhosa um bainho pra refrescar. pic.twitter.com/udUJhxUJUs— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) July 7, 2019
And it looks like we’ll be seeing more of Nunes soon, too. In a social media tweet released on UFC 239 fight day, it was revealed that “Lioness” would be included in the next ESPN “Body” issue.
Amanda Nunes conquered her opponent. Now she's featured in the ESPN Body Issue. #ESPNBody coming in September. pic.twitter.com/RQ8Zync7q2— ESPN (@espn) July 7, 2019
This isn’t the first time Nunes has done some provocative shots like this. Back before she had won both belts, she did a single belt pic.
UFC belt nudies are becoming all the rage, it seems. After defeating Rose Namajunas, Jessica Andrade posted a similar shot with her new women’s Strawweight title.
To the victor go the spoils.