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UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes, Strawweight Nina Ansaroff Announce Engagement

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff will be tying the knot in the near future.
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UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes, Strawweight Nina Ansaroff Announce Engagement

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff will be tying the knot in the near future.
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UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes, Strawweight Nina Ansaroff Announce Engagement

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff will be tying the knot in the near future.
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UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes, Strawweight Nina Ansaroff Announce Engagement

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff will be tying the knot in the near future.
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UFC Bantamweight Champ Amanda Nunes, Strawweight Nina Ansaroff Announce Engagement

Amanda Nunes and Nina Ansaroff will be tying the knot in the near future.
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Tate Believes Nunes Can ‘Be The One’ To Defeat Cyborg

With limited contender options in both weight classes, it make sense for UFC to pit women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes against women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg in a massive superfight.

Nothing is official as of now, but both sides seem ready to sign the dotted line and square off inside of the Octagon this year or next. “Lioness” just has to get healthy before stepping inside of the cage with the greatest female mixed martial artist of all time.

Already a +230 underdog to take out Cyborg, Nunes is going to have to put on her best performance to overthrow the Brazilian featherweight. After all, Cyborg hasn’t lost since her first professional bout over 13 years ago.

While many believe Nunes would be outmatched by Cyborg on the feet and become just another name on Cyborg’s long list of defeated fighters, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate believes that “Lioness” has all the necessary tools to win the superfight.

“I think Amanda could be the one to beat Cyborg,” Tate told MMAjunkie. “The reason that I say that is because I’ve been hit by Amanda. I’ve never been hit by Cyborg, and I’m sure she hits like a truck, but I can definitely attest to the power that Amanda has and she’s deceptively lengthy.

“She’s very long. You think you’re out of her range and you’re not. She’s someone who could actually probably hurt Cyborg.”

While Nunes has displayed an elite ability to stalk opponents down and pick them apart on the feet with power and range, Cyborg is simply in a league of her own. If Tate doesn’t know how hard Cyborg hits all she has to do is ask the last 21 girls the Brazilian has fought. With 17 career wins by knockout, Cyborg has proven time and time again that she’s too powerful to contain.

Nunes may be able to drag the UFC featherweight champion to a five-round decision like Holly Holm did last year, but finishing Cyborg with strikes would be one of the most surprising occurrences in women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) history.

“Cyborg, I don’t think has ever really had to respect the power that another woman possesses standing across from her,” Tate said. “Or least she never seems to have. With Amanda, that’s different. She needs to respect the power of Amanda, because if she goes in there and walks in straight like she does most other girls, she could really get hurt. With that being said, Amanda is a 135-er. She’s smaller.

“Cyborg is the woman to beat. I think odds are still in Cyborg’s favor, but Amanda does possess the ability to hurt and stop Cyborg. I think she has the ability to hurt and stop a lot of men. So, with that being said, I don’t think it would be a mistake on her part to go up to 145 and take on the biggest challenge that there is.”

Only time will tell how dangerous Nunes can be inside of the Octagon against a fighter as big as her and more prolific on the feet. She may ultimately decide to stay put at 135 pounds and continue to pick apart bantamweight contenders at ease, but a move up in weight by Nunes would serve as a huge superfight for Cyborg’s final UFC bout.

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Cyborg Thinks Nunes Fight ‘Will Be My Last In The UFC’

It sounds like the rocky relationship between the UFC and Cris Cyborg will continue right up until her contract expires in early 2019.

Cris Cyborg is not happy about the timing of a proposed champion vs. champion superfight with Amanda Nunes. We mentioned this earlier in the weekend when the women’s featherweight champion took to Twitter to complain about the UFC sending contracts with a December 30th date, which would be 10 months since she last fought in March.

But unbeknownst to us, Cyborg had done a video interview with Globo’s Combate around the same time getting much deeper into the situation than even Twitter’s new 280 character limit could allow.

”If Amanda needs six months to get ready for this fight – actually a year, right, because she challenged me in December … It’s the same thing that someone comes to your house, knocking at your door and saying ‘I want call you to fight’ and then suddenly saying ‘Hey, wait there, I need a year to get ready,’” Cyborg said (via the magic of Google Translate).

“When you challenge, you have to be prepared for the time that the fight happens. I find it disrespectful to myself, waiting for the person for a year. I have no problem fighting Amanda on December 29, she wants some time to prepare. But I believe I could fight before and at least not wait all this time, because we get paid when we fight, and you do not get paid when you don’t fight.”

”There are girls that can fight from my category,” she said. “Only they do not want it, they want me to fight only with Amanda. Only we have to wait 10 months, almost a year for this fight to happen!”

Having Cyborg sit out for 10 months at the peak of her athletic career isn’t the only thing bugging her about the UFC right now. There’s also the issue of the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season with women’s featherweights, which Cyborg claims is actually just a bunch of puffed up bantamweights.

”They made the TUF house and cut all the girls who were 145 pounds,” Cyborg said. “They just signed up girls who can make 135.”

All in all, it makes for an unhappy Cyborg who sounds uninterested in re-signing with the UFC once her contract ends early next year.

”I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract goes until March and I doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last one the guys will see me fight.”

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Cyborg Thinks Nunes Fight ‘Will Be My Last In The UFC’

It sounds like the rocky relationship between the UFC and Cris Cyborg will continue right up until her contract expires in early 2019.

Cris Cyborg is not happy about the timing of a proposed champion vs. champion superfight with Amanda Nunes. We mentioned this earlier in the weekend when the women’s featherweight champion took to Twitter to complain about the UFC sending contracts with a December 30th date, which would be 10 months since she last fought in March.

But unbeknownst to us, Cyborg had done a video interview with Globo’s Combate around the same time getting much deeper into the situation than even Twitter’s new 280 character limit could allow.

”If Amanda needs six months to get ready for this fight – actually a year, right, because she challenged me in December … It’s the same thing that someone comes to your house, knocking at your door and saying ‘I want call you to fight’ and then suddenly saying ‘Hey, wait there, I need a year to get ready,’” Cyborg said (via the magic of Google Translate).

“When you challenge, you have to be prepared for the time that the fight happens. I find it disrespectful to myself, waiting for the person for a year. I have no problem fighting Amanda on December 29, she wants some time to prepare. But I believe I could fight before and at least not wait all this time, because we get paid when we fight, and you do not get paid when you don’t fight.”

”There are girls that can fight from my category,” she said. “Only they do not want it, they want me to fight only with Amanda. Only we have to wait 10 months, almost a year for this fight to happen!”

Having Cyborg sit out for 10 months at the peak of her athletic career isn’t the only thing bugging her about the UFC right now. There’s also the issue of the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season with women’s featherweights, which Cyborg claims is actually just a bunch of puffed up bantamweights.

”They made the TUF house and cut all the girls who were 145 pounds,” Cyborg said. “They just signed up girls who can make 135.”

All in all, it makes for an unhappy Cyborg who sounds uninterested in re-signing with the UFC once her contract ends early next year.

”I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract goes until March and I doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last one the guys will see me fight.”

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Warns That Amanda Nunes Fight Could Be Her Last UFC Appearance

Last week, news broke that the Ultimate Fighting Championship was targeting Dec. 29 for a superfight between featherweight queen Cristiane Justino and bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes.
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Report: UFC Sends Bout Agreements to ‘Cyborg,’ Amanda Nunes for Dec. 29 Fight

The wheels are apparently in motion for a UFC superfight between featherweight queen Cristiane Justino and bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes. Now it’s just a matter of getting both sides to agree on a date for their bout.
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