If you’re former UFC champion Ronda Rousey you really don’t want to be reading the news after last night’s fight against Amanda Nunes…
UFC’s once-great hope Rousey suffers lightning-fast defeat – CNN
Ronda Rousey must retire after crushing loss to Amanda Nunes – USA Today
UFC 207 results: Ronda Rousey’s fighting future looks to be over after being destroyed in 48 seconds by Amanda Nunes – The Telegraph
Ronda Rousey thanks fans, says she’ll take time to decide next move – ESPN
Now, in case you missed it, this was Ronda Rousey’s first fight after her stunning title loss to Holly Holm last year. After a year away from the sport, Rousey was widely favored to regain her title against Amanda Nunes in UFC 207.
As you may have guessed, things didn’t quite go as planned for Rousey and she lost in a first round TKO, pummeled by Nunes in just 48 seconds.
But don’t count out Rousey just yet. The collective obituaries in the press may be exactly what Rousey needs in order to inspire the UFC “comeback of the century.”
Or (and this is more likely), it may spell the end of her UFC career, which Nunes, during her post-match rant said, “Don’t worry about her (Rousey) she’s going retire with plenty of money!”
Either way, let’s not ignore the obvious: Amanda Nunes defended the bantamweight title against the UFC’s biggest name and absolutely dominated, destroyed and demolished Ronda Rousey.
So while endless ink will be spilled covering the demise of Rousey and her second epic failure to regain the title, we have to ask who is Amanda Nunes? Who is the UFC’s dominant female champion?
Who is UFC Champion Amanda Nunes?
- Amanda Nunes grew up in Brazil and started learning karate when she was just four years old, started boxing when she was sixteen and pursued Brazilian Jiu Jitsu her sister invited her to a dojo.
- Nunes currently lives (and trains) in Miami and trains at MMA Masters.
- She first beat Miesha Tate and won the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship back on July 9, 2016 at UFC 200. Nunes stunned the UFC world by choking out Tate in the first round.
- Nunes’ title defense against returning Ronda Rousey was won in spectacular fashion, winning in a TKO just 48 seconds!
So while everyone will be talking about Rousey’s loss, one thing is undeniable: we have a reigning UFC champion and her name is Amanda Nunes!