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Amanda Nunes: How She Became Greatest Female UFC Fighter



Amanda Nunes is one of the most accomplished fighters – male or female – in MMA history. The Brazilian power house, now concurrently the UFC’s bantamweight and featherweight champion, has delivered dominant stoppage victories of three fighters who could all be argued to be among the top five women to ever grace the sport: Cristiano “Cyborg” Justino, Ronda Rousey, and Miesha Tate. Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, another all-timer in her own right, suffered two narrow defeats at the hands of the ‘Lioness.’


At the UFC 232 post-fight press conference – following Nunes’ brutal bludgeoning of Justino – Dana White claimed, in response to a question, ‘You think Amanda Nunes isn’t gonna be a star after this? I fucking guarantee it. I promise you that.’


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