With 12 victories from 16 fights, she has a large number of enjoy. Such is the nature of combat sports' greatest test, a place where a big ego can be a giant liability.
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Amanda Nunes is the exception. Double-champ Amanda Nunes makes the next defense of her bantamweight belt in a rematch with Germaine de Randamie to round out the tripleheader. Okay it's not the first time but you are truly correct this time in saying that Amanda Nunes is the greatest female fighter to ever sling leather in The Octagon. "I just have to take my time. If you look at who she's beat, it's a who's who ... and you look at how she beat them - there aren't a lot of women knocking other women out, but she knocks women out". "She's going to shoot on me".
Who would have thought that a female fighter would infuse fear among all her opponents?
Ian Heinisch, UFC middleweight: Amanda Nunes for sure.
"Honestly, if I was the first fight of the night, I would defend my belt and I would be happy", Nunes said. This is what I dreamed about.
Nunes said in November she initially wanted the de Randamie fight to take place at featherweight, but the challenger wanted it at bantamweight and ultimately got her way. Below them is UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and Alexander Volkanovski in the co-main event.
It was enough to complete Nunes' ascension to legendary status. If you are not subscribed, then the best option to choose is the MMA Bundle, which will cost about $79.99. I think Nunes wins but it will be a competitive fight. That was far from the case, as Nunes knocked her out in 51 seconds. "You earn the right to be champion, and you earn the right to keep the belt". This is the fight of my life. I don't think that's possible.
Whether or not her own will have the speed or timing to interrupt Nunes will be the question.
That is to say that Nunes likely won't have as easy of a time taking de Randamie down again as she did in their first tilt, but if and when she does manage to do so, she'll probably be just as much of a problem on the mat as she was the first time around. On a auto journey in Los Angeles in 2017, Ansaroff spoke about the fire that has turned Nunes into a star. You know how many balls it takes to walk out of that tunnel in front of 25,000 people and the millions watching you at home? "She is fiercely determined". It is hard to pick against her.
Anything can happen in the UFC, its capacity for the unexpected being what makes it so compelling to so many.