It only took 48 seconds to determine who rules the UFC women’s division. Amanda Nunes was bigger, stronger, and much, much faster with the hands as Ronda Rousey discovered at UFC 207in her first round stoppage loss. It was such an easy win in fact that Nunes found it hard to believe Rousey was unbeatable once.
“I don’t know how Ronda Rousey went too far in this division,” Nunes pointed out.
It was the second straight loss for Rousey who was trying to make a successful comeback against Nunes, the new breed of woman fighter in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and conqueror of her old rival, Miesha Tate, to capture the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title that once adorned the waist of the “Rowdy” one. Nunes was irritated by the media infatuation with Rousey at the expense of promoting their current champion.
“People let’s stop this Ronda Rousey nonsense, I’m the champion.”
Nunes, the Lioness from Brazil, was as dominant as Ronda had once been in her heyday which was just a short time ago. Nunes out boxed Rousey, threw her off easily when she tried to clinch and displayed pure power by hurting Rousey practically everytime she landed which was often.
“I have to take my time and put everything together,” Nunes explained, “That day was the day to prove to everybody and I did it.”
Indeed Amanda did. The key was Nunes ability to keep Rousey at a distance with sharp, right crosses and a quick jab to keep her off balance. It set up combinations which stunned Rousey twice. In the final sequence a counter left hook stopped Rousey in her tracks and a three punch combination backed her to the cage until two powerful rights caused Rousey’s legs to collapse briefy as she righted herself but by then the referee stopped it.