Amanda Nunes proved to all of the doubters what she was product of: 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 final 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 struggle 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 definitely 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 stated post-fight. "When she linked with a few punches, I simply stated, 'I'll stroll proper via her.'" Nunes continued her post-fight interview with gratitude to her followers and the gilded MMA group 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 stated. "How are you able to deny it? That's what this struggle was for. If you take 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.