Amanda Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds, Jones wins at UFC 232
31 December, 2018, 00:13 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
"When she connected with a couple of punches, I just said, 'I'm going to walk right through her.'" Nunes continued her post-fight interview with gratitude to her fans and the gilded MMA community that supports her year-round, including bride-to-be Nina Ansaroff who fights in the Strawweight division.
Cyborg had been the heavy favourite going into the fight but took her defeat graciously.
The Brazilian has said she has one fight remaining on her UFC contract, and she has discussed the possibility of transitioning into boxing.
"Nothing was going to stop me from what I wanted to do tonight", Nunes said.
Originally, Cyborg didn't have any interest in fighting a fellow Brazilain in Nunes, but "THe Lioness" was publicly persistence in her intentions on stepping into the cage with Cyborg.
Because of Jon Jones' win over Alexander Gustafsson last night, that also opens up the door for Jones to fight Cormier for the third time instead of Brock.
He's now a three-time UFC light-heavyweight champion, and immediately called out former kingpin Daniel Cormier who relinquished the belt prior to UFC 232. Nunes already owns a pair of wins against the reigning flyweight champion at 135 pounds, although both bouts were competitive decisions. I need to know that there's guys like him out there.
"I don't think you do", he said (h/t Full Contact Fighter). "I get hit in the head and I know she wouldn't knock me out".
Closing out a fight week chock-full of controversy, with a drug test abnormality from Jones forcing the entire card to switch states, "Bones" returned in stunning fashion by claiming a third-round TKO victory over Gustafsson this weekend. Despite a dominant eight-fight win streak and victories over current or former UFC champions Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Valentina Shevchenko (twice) and Germane de Randamie, it took until Nunes cemented herself as the greatest fighter in women's MMA history for her to truly get the shine she deserves.
"Come get a taste, I'm here".
Nunes, the UFC women's bantamweight champion who now also holds the featherweight belt, went at it immediately against Cyborg.
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