Jones reclaims UFC title, Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds

Ruben Holloway
December 31, 2018

However, the UFC took that title and used it to promote the fight between Nunes and Cyborg, referring to their fight as a battle to "determine the BADDEST woman on the planet!"

The championship fight co-headlined UFC 232 at the Forum. Nunes is the first female fighter in the UFC to win titles in multiple weight classes and just the third ever to be a double-champion, joining Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.

"In the first fight, I stayed in his punching range", said Jones, who worked heavily on his boxing during his most recent suspension. Nothing was going to stop me.

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff attend the Women in Sports Awards Gala
Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff attend the Women in Sports Awards Gala

Fighters touch gloves. Cyborg controls the middle, Nunes misses, what a great exchange at the beginning.

UFC President Dana White doesn't seem to share this opinion - at least not right now. A big part of Nunes' success was her constant hunger to want to prove herself against the very best in the world. "How can you deny it?"

WWE still refers to Rousey by that moniker and she has continued a new undefeated streak in her professional wrestling career, becoming the Raw Women's Champion in the process. 'When she connected with a couple of punches, I just said, "I'm going to walk right through her".

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Right from the opening bell, Amanda Nunes dictated the pace, forcing Cyborg into a relentless defensive position, which culminated in her landing a stiff overhand right - putting an end to the fight with 51 seconds on the clock.

Although she was clearly dazed by the shot, years of bullying came into play for Justino, and she refused to take a step back. Justino had won 20 consecutive fights since her MMA debut in 2005, and she had dominated since the inception of the UFC's 145-pound division, which was created largely as a showcase for Cyborg's talent. I'm gonna be the first female two-champ in the UFC.' It happened. "I'm thinking, 'I'm going to be fast, I'm going to move my head, and I know I'm going to get a knockout'".

"It was always about being the champion again", Jones said.

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"Today was not my day", Justino said. Yesterday, I got drug tested by VADA for the first time.

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