UFC Bestows Ronda Rousey's Moniker on Amanda Nunes

31 December, 2018, 00:11 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Jon Jones makes winning return to UFC with TKO win over Alexander Gustafsson

UFC fighters are speaking after a stunning night of action at UFC 232 in California, which saw Jon Jones return to claim the light-heavyweight title and Amanda Nunes become the first ever female double champion.

Nunes then blasted the former featherweight champion out with an overhand right just 51-seconds into the contest, sending her fellow Brazilian crashing to the canvas not long before the fight was called to a halt.

Nunes took home the featherweight title with her quick knockout in the first round, becoming the first woman in UFC history to win two titles in two weight classes. "My coach told me that when I hit her the first time, it would make her insane and want to come get me".

"Nothing was going to stop me from what I wanted to do tonight", Nunes said.

Two-time champion Jon Jones pummels Alexander Gustafsson to regain the light heavyweight belt.

Nunes' punching power is often too much for her male sparring partners, and she carved up Justino with astonishing ease despite a size disadvantage. Nunes already owns a pair of wins against the reigning flyweight champion at 135 pounds, although both bouts were competitive decisions.

Jones vs. Gustafsson
Jones vs. Gustafsson

On what he sees in Cormier's future: "You know me: I'm always the first to say when it's time for somebody to retire".

"When we do figure out what's next, I don't know how many times he's going to fight this year, who he is going to fight, if he's going to win, how he's going to win - any of those things", White said.

Yes, Nunes really is the female G.O.A.T., despite how short of a history women have had in the sport's biggest promotion. "When she connected with a couple of punches, I just said, 'I'm going to walk right through her'".

"This is a great feeling", said Jones, who took back the title he lost after failing a drug test following his rematch with heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. I need to know that there's guys like him out there. Come get a taste.

Nunes (17-4), who remains in the midst of her physical prime at age 30, seemed to finally capture the hearts of MMA fans by how violently she demolished Justino (20-2, 1 NC), the reigning "baddest woman on the planet". "I'm just happy with my belt, and for now I want to go back to the gym and improve my game".

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