Amanda Nunes proved to all of the doubters what she was made from: guts, metal, and an entire lot of expertise. In one of many extra anticipated UFC title bouts in current reminiscence, Nunes moved up a weight class to problem fellow Brazilian Cris “Cyborg” Justino for her Featherweight belt. No one might have predicted the ultimate end result would come this straightforward.
Right from the opening bell, Amanda Nunes dictated the tempo, forcing Cyborg right into a relentless defensive place, which culminated in her touchdown a stiff overhand proper – placing an finish to the combat with 51 seconds on the clock. The victory makes Nunes the primary feminine fighter in UFC to carry a number of belts concurrently – a distinction that actually helps her construct a case as a GOAT-level performer within the sport.
“Nothing was going to cease me from what I needed to do tonight,” Nunes mentioned post-fight. “When she related with a few punches, I simply mentioned, ‘I will stroll proper by way of her.'” Nunes continued her post-fight interview with gratitude to her followers and the gilded MMA neighborhood that helps her year-round, together with bride-to-be Nina Ansaroff who fights within the Strawweight division.
Even Dana White might hardly include his pleasure over what he noticed from Nunes. “She’s the perfect ever,” White mentioned. “How are you able to deny it? That’s what this combat was for. If you have a look at her résumé and who she’s beat, she’s the perfect ever. You cannot debate that.” For what it is price, this was Cris Cyborg’s first loss in MMA since her debut in 2005. Records are supposed to be damaged, legends usurped.