Amanda Nunes Destroys Cyborg To Claim UFC History

Arnold Nichols
December 31, 2018

"But soon you guys are going to know".

Thus the card was moved to Los Angeles, where Jones was given clearance. "I am happy, that's the only quote that I have right now".

Nunes is the third fighter in UFC history to hold two title belts simultaneously, joining Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.

Nunes defeated Cyborg via knockout in less than a minute at UFC 232 and became the first dual women's champion in company history.

But, most importantly, Nunes won.

In a wild fight that lasted just 51 seconds, Nunes dropped Cyborg with a series of brutal strikes.

It was a massive feat in a massive fight.

Justino spoke with a smile on her face and while she made no excuses, she told the media that she wants and expects a rematch with Nunes at some point in the near future. Still, Nunes beat her - twice. "I have nothing against Daniel Cormier, I'm up 2-0, so to go up to heavyweight and take what's his, I've never challenged any other heavyweight, I've got no reason to challenge DC".

Nunes was, of course, kidding.


WWE still refers to Rousey by that moniker and she has continued a new undefeated streak in her professional wrestling career, becoming the Raw Women's Champion in the process.

Moments later, the newly-minted champ-champ was asked the same question.

This may have been one of the most highly anticipated bouts in UFC women's history. But that wasn't how Nunes went about the clash.

More shocking, though, was with the viciousness and power that Nunes destroyed Cyborg in.

The key moment of the co-headliner, Nunes said, was exactly when Cyborg landed those risky first few strikes. And they get right down to the wire, and I think Vince [McMahon] throws so much money at him that he says, 'All right, I'll do [WWE] again.' Because this is here no matter what.

Whatever friction existed between the two, however, seems to have been settled. Her first headlining spot against Holly Holm at UFC 219 generated between 340,000-380,000 pay-per-view buys, which was the third-biggest number of the year for the company in 2017.

"Nothing was going to stop me from what I wanted to do tonight", Nunes said. "For her work, for everything she did for the division".

"She said she was inspired to write that song when I broke my toe, but the amusing thing is that I'm inspired by that song to fight. But give me some weight and I'm going to be strong and take that belt, I'm 100 percent sure'". That it even helped to promote the fight in a way, because fans like it, too. I'm very thankful to her for this. "From now on, wherever I meet you, respect will prevail".

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