This was crazy. In a very entertaining yet very short fight Nunez knocks out Cyborg for the first time ever in her career.
The two best female fighters on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster, Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Featherweight queenpin Cris Cyborg, tonight (Sat., Dec. 29, 2018) locked horns in UFC 232’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.
It was an unprecedented women’s “Champion vs. Champion” bout with Cyborg’s 145-pound title on the line.
They both came out swinging leather from the jump, with both ladies landing ferocious shots.
Cyborg landed first, and then again, but then Nunes countered with a brutal combination that dropped Cyborg to a knee.
Cyborg returned to her feet, wobbly, and backed up to the cage, where Nunes drilled her with a clean right hand that dropped her again.
Cyborg somehow got up again and Nunes lit her up with a vicious right hook and then a left hook, which felled Cyborg again.
Once again, Cyborg managed to stand up, but Nunes drilled her with an overhand right in the temple that put her out cold!
What an incredible 51 seconds of action. Pure insanity — Nunes just finished the scariest woman on the planet, Cyborg, who had not tasted defeat in mixed martial arts (MMA) competition since 2005.
And she bested her at her own violent striking game.
Nunes now joins Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor as the only UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously in two different weight classes. Just let that sink in. Goosebumps.
Just a quick little heads up as well. Jon Bones Jones just finished his comeback fight and is now the champ once again.
During the post fight interview he proceeded to call out Daniel Cormier who just vacated the belt Jon Jones is now wearing.
Cyborg is unbeaten in 21 fights. Her only loss came in her debut fight in 2005.
Cyborg has won 17 fights by knockout.
Cyborg ranks first among active UFC fighters with a striking differential of plus 4.84.
Cyborg ranks third among active UFC fighters in significant strikes landed per minute at 6.81.
Cyborg ranks third among active UFC fighters in significant striking defense at 72.7 percent.
Cyborg ranks eighth among active UFC fighters in significant striking accuracy at 58.2 percent.
Cyborg absorbs 1.79 significant strikes per minute.
Cyborg’s average fight time is 8:07.
Cyborg’s takedown defense is 91 percent.
Nunes has won nine fights in the UFC women’s bantamweight division. She has the most victories in the division.
Nunes is on a seven-fight winning streak.
Nunes average fight time is 8:15.
Nunes has 14 career stoppage victories.
Nunes has gone the distance three times.
Nunes averages 4.55 significant strikes landed per minute.
Nunes striking accuracy is 51 percent.
Cyborg headlined two PPV events, UFC 219 and UFC 222. The total estimated buys for those fight cards was 640,000.
Nunes headlined four PPV events, UFC 200, UFC 207, UFC 215 and UFC 224. The total estimated buys for those cards was 2,294,000.
UFC 207 and UFC 200 broke the 1 million buy mark. She is unbeaten in PPV main event fights.