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Nunes Cemented as Greatest Female Fighter of All Time

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The date of December 29th, 2018 will be remembered in the UFC as the day Amanda Nunes defeated Cris Cyborg and became the new Featherweight Champion. Nunes also currently holds the Bantamweight title, and became the first woman to hold multiple titles in MMA history on Saturday.

After winning the Bantamweight title at UFC 200 against Miesha Tate, Nunes quickly defeated former UFC Champion and Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey. After a razor thin decision win over Valentina Schevchenko and a dominating performance over Raquel Pennington, Nunes has continued to run the UFC.

Some may call it too early, and some see it as the perfect timing, but after what Nunes has accomplished in the octagon, she should be considered as the greatest female fighter in MMA history. Nunes was the first Brazilian woman to secure a victory in the UFC, and with two belts now around her waist, it’s difficult to argue against her case.

Featured Image: Kyusung Gong, AP

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