There is no doubt about it, 2016 was a huge year for the UFC bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. She defeated three of the best women’s bantamweight fighters in the world, including two future Hall of Famers in Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey.
Her December 30th performance over Rousey was nothing short of stunning as Nunes destroyed the former champion with a 48-second first round knockout at UFC 207. Nunes is currently riding high on a five-fight win streak with additional victories over Valentina Shevchenko as well as former Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann.
The UFC is set to introduce the women’s featherweight division in February with a title fight between former bantamweight champion Holly Holm and undefeated Muay Thai fighter Germaine De Randamie at UFC 208 in Brooklyn. Nunes will be keeping a keen eye on the February 11th bout. She reveals interest in potentially challenging the winner, in a bid to become a two weight world champion.
“Honestly, I want to take a little time, enjoy it a little bit but I really look forward to this 145-pound belt,” Nunes told TMZ Sports.
“Maybe I’ll go up to fight for the 145-pound belt. We’ll see. Maybe I’m going to have two belts like Conor McGregor.”
Nunes actually holds a round one TKO win over De Randamie from back in November 2013. Whilst Holm was the first fighter to defeat Rousey back in November 2015, with Nunes being the second.
Following back-to-back wins over two legends of the sport, it appears that Nunes is ready to make history again. McGregor is currently the only fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously after winning the featherweight and lightweight titles, but Nunes certainly sounds interested in becoming the first woman to do so, after the women’s featherweight division is introduced in February.
Nunes is one of the bigger women in the 135lb weight class, a move up to featherweight could be the perfect division for her.
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