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30th Dec 2018

Amanda Nunes announces herself as the greatest female fighter in MMA history

Cyborg was brutally knocked out by Nunes at UFC 232

Darragh Murphy

Amanda Nunes is the greatest female fighter of all time and unlike the male ranks, there is no argument to be had on this one.

Nunes became the first woman in UFC history to hold titles in two separate weight divisions and she did so by brutally knocking out one of the most terrifying humans on the planet.

In an all-Brazilian clash at UFC 232, Nunes did what no other fighter in the past managed by knocking out Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino and added the featherweight title to her bantamweight crown.

A betting underdog, ‘The Lioness’ proved that her power most definitely translates to 145lbs and needed just 51 seconds to put her fellow countrywoman away this weekend.

Having already put Ronda Rousey away in less than a minute, Nunes did the same to ‘Cyborg’ by sprinting out of the traps and landing several devastating shots to the veteran’s chin, giving referee Marc Goddard no option but to save ‘Cyborg’.

“When I signed the contract, I said that it was going down and that I was going to be the first female double champion in the UFC,” Nunes said in her post-fight interview.

“I told you! I am one of the greats. Dana, now I have to go in the Hall of Fame.”

There is no doubt that Nunes will go down in mixed martial arts history and given her ferocity, it’s difficult to name a competitor who will be able to prise either her 135lbs or 145lbs belt away from her.