Miesha Tate believes Amanda Nunes has the power to finish Cris Cyborg when the pair meet for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 232 in December.
Tate, a former UFC bantamweight champion, believes Cris Cyborg will ultimately win the fight. However, she does believe Nunes has legitimate power which could potentially work in her favor.
“I obviously think Cyborg is going to win, she is the woman to beat and until I see something largely monumental going against Cyborg, she is pretty much going to be the one I always pick against any other woman on this planet,” Miesha Tate said during a recent chat with Ariel Helwani.
“That being said, Amanda hits like a man,” Tate continued. “I can say first-hand that she hits so hard. And it looks effortless, she is very natural at it. She’s got this falcon-like wingspan, it’s very long. Cyborg may be surprised by how hard she gets hit by Amanda. I don’t believe Cyborg is going to want to walk through the punches like she does with every other female she’s ever fought. You’re not going to want to do that against Amanda. She might be smaller than you, but she packs one hell of a punch and she could hurt Cyborg.”
“She has the power to knock Cyborg out, I do believe that. I don’t think it will happen this fight, but if Cyborg doesn’t actually come in with a strategy and just wants to bully Amanda, she might get hurt.” she concluded.
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