Amanda Nunes has proven to be the greatest female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter alive, taking out the likes of Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey and Valentina Shevchenko, just to name a few.
But to cement her status as the female G.O.A.T., “Lioness” felt she needed to take out Cris Cyborg, who had long been the most dominant female fighter in the sport, winning 20 straight bouts prior to facing Nunes (17 of them by way of knockout). As fate would have it, the two talented ladies finally got the chance to stare each other down at UFC 232 in Dec. 2018.
From the jump, the action got started hot and heavy, with the two exchanging haymakers in the first 20 seconds. After getting clipped by a couple solid strikes, Cyborg decided to go on the attack, blitzing Nunes and forcing her to back up to the cage. But that didn’t stop Nunes from popping off shots, landing a huge right hand that dropped her overzealous foe.
After getting right back up, Cyborg once again found herself on the end of Nunes’ strikes, this time dropping her with a huge overhand right. Once again, Cris got back to her feet only to get dropped again a few seconds later. After popping back up, yet again, Cyborg was the recipient of one final overhand right that put her out for the count. And just like that, Nunes claimed the women’s Featherweight title, becoming the promotion’s first-ever female double champ in the process.
Now, Nunes is set to defend her 145-pound title for the first time as she faces Felicia Spencer this weekend (Sat., June 6, 2020) at UFC 250, which is set to go down inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, and only on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV),
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