Who are the high-profile names Amanda Nunes wrecked in her UFC career? Highlighting her path of destruction following retirement announcement

Tonight’s UFC event may have seen the great Amanda Nunes provide yet another commanding octagon display. However, on the same night, UFC lost one of their bests as she decided to retire from professional MMA. 

Today in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Amanda defeated Irene in the main event of UFC 289 to retain her bantamweight title. The legendary Brazilian MMA fighter chose to retire, after winning the five-round contest by a score of 50-44, 50-44, and 50-43. 

Amanda Nunes calls it a day in wake of successful Women’s Bantamweight title defense

After a successful ten years in the top MMA business in the world, Nunes chose to retire at the age of 36. The Brazilian fighter is retiring as the bantamweight and featherweight champion of the women’s division. 

As the first woman to simultaneously hold titles in two weight classes in UFC history, she will probably be regarded as the women’s number one pound-for-pound fighter for a long time. At the time of retirement, her MMA career record reads 23-5-0.

Nunes’s UFC career dominance featuring Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm

In the course of her 15-year-long professional mixed martial arts career, Amanda has beaten a number of top MMA fighters, including Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko, Germaine de Randamie, Raquel Pennington, Julianna Pena, and Sarah D’Alelio.

These incredible triumphs have contributed to Nunes’ elevation to the list of the best female fighters of all time. The Brazilian fighter’s accomplishments have made her one of the most dominant fighters in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Among all of her fights, the bout versus Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 on December 30, 2016, was arguably the most significant one. As the first woman to successfully defend the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title twice, ‘The Lioness’ triumph marked a significant turning point in her career. 

On July 6, 2019, at UFC 239, Amanda and Holly Holm engaged in another illustrious match. Holm, a former champion, was Nunes’ opponent for the bantamweight gold strap. Nunes solidified her position as one of the greatest female fighters of all time with yet another outstanding triumph. 

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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