Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes Will Look To Become Two Division Champion With A Win Over Cris Cyborg At UFC 232
UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has defeated some big names in MMA. For her upcoming super fight, Nunes moved up in a division to challenge Cris Cyborg for the women’s featherweight title. If she prevails, ‘Lioness’ will become a first female fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously and first one to beat cyborg since Cris made her MMA debut way back in 2005.
No doubt Cyborg is one of the most dominant fighters in MMA today (if not the most), but back in September, Nunes’ coach Everton Bittar Oliveira said ‘Lioness’ would end that reign soon.
Nunes who’s opened as a decent underdog but she is widely considered to be Cyborg’s toughest challenge to date. Cyborg is a little bit stronger, bigger and holds an advantage in her cardio. Moreover, her striking is outstanding. Meanwhile, for Amanda, her strength is the technical quickness.
Nunes’ fiancee Nina Ansaroff and current UFC strawweight said if ‘Lioness’ comes out victorious at UFC 232, she’ll not only become two-division champion simultaneously but will also become a women’s GOAT.
”Of course, no doubt about it,” Ansaroff told MMA Fighting. “There will be no doubt in her being the greatest female fighter of all-time when she wins in December.
”From the minute that we decided that it would be a good idea, we were just trying to make it happen,” continued Ansaroff. “And it’s finally here. They finally agreed on a date, and I’m excited for Amanda to show everybody the reason why she wanted to do this.”
Nunes holds notable wins over the likes of Valentina Shevchenko, former UFC champions Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey, and most recently coming off a TKO win over Raquel Pennington.
Cyborg has won all five of her UFC fights and most recently coming off a first-round TKO win over Yana Kunitskaya at UFC 222 earlier this year.
When asked Nunes chances against fellow Brazilian, Ansaroff said i can see Nunes is making history this weekend, as ‘Lioness’ has found success in the promotion by standing and exchanging with her opponents.
”I can see Amanda winning the fight anywhere, to be honest with you,” Ansaroff said. “She’s really well-rounded, she’s a great striker, she’s a black belt in jiu-jitsu. She’s proved she can go to a decision. I can see her winning the fight anywhere.”
After recent Jon Jones drug fiasco, UFC 232 PPV event will now take place at The Forum in Inglewood, California on December 29th.
Who do you think between two of the best female fighters in the world will comes out on top?