Amanda Nunes is arguably one of the finest female competitors in UFC history. She seems more than committed to retaining her title no matter who she faces next. The “Lioness,” as she’s known, is a true champion who usually doesn’t back down from a fight, whether it’s in the featherweight or bantamweight division.
Since her UFC debut in 2013 and with a record of (22-3 MMA, and 15-3 UFC). Nunes has demonstrated that she is one of the finest most fierce fighters to have ever entered the cage with a record-breaking amount of title defenses and a career that is already etched into UFC history.
Amanda Nunes: The Undisputed Champion Who Refuses to Back Down
Her most recent victory over Julianna Peña, the same opponent who previously dethroned her, proved that Nunes is a true champion who refuses to give up without a fight. To end their 1-1 series, Nunes was supposed to face Pena in the main event of UFC 289 on June 10. However, Julianna withdrew due to an injury, and Irene Aldana took her place (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC).
Despite the change in opponent, Nunes does not seem deterred. “Definitely, I take everything step by step. My next opponent is obviously right here next to me, so I’ve got to be focused on her and everything, but definitely, I will defend the featherweight title. I’m a double champion for a reason, baby.”
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I’m going to keep defending these two belts (until) my body tells me to stop. I feel healthy, I feel good, I feel happy,” said Nunes at a pre-fight news conference for UFC 289. While Nunes’ inactivity as the featherweight champion has been criticized, she will probably look to become more frequent inside the Octagon.
Recently, Norma Dumont was enraged by Nunes’ passivity as the featherweight champion (9-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). A featherweight matchup between Dumont and Chelsea Chandler (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has been scheduled for a UFC event on July 15. This fight might determine the No. 1 contender.
Breaking Boundaries: Nunes’ Limitless Championship Legacy
After Aldana, Nunes didn’t promise to defend her featherweight title, but “The Lioness” claimed she will follow whatever the UFC dictates. “Whatever the UFC wants to do,” Nunes said.
“I feel like we might have a 145-pound opponent soon, and let’s see how it’s going to play out. Whatever happens, the UFC decides. It’s not my final decision, but I’m going to be there. Whoever is going to step in front of me, I’m going to be there. Whatever, who else, I’m going to be defending my belt,” she added.
Nunes is a true trailblazer in the world of combat sports. A new generation of warriors, both male and female, have been motivated by her tenacity and accomplishment. Will you be tuning in for her fight?