UFC featherweight champion Amanda Nunes has cleaned out the women’s featherweight division. Last weekend she submitted Megan Anderson via armbar in the first round of their fight at UFC 259.
The fight served as a co-main event of the stacked fight card. The win was flawless for Amanda Nunes, who took absolutely no time dismantling her opponent.
With the featherweight division cleared, it now looks like Amanda Nunes will be back to defend her bantamweight title. UFC president Dana White also made it clear that whether the women’s featherweight division is alive or not totally depends on Amanda Nunes.
“We’ll keep that division cranking as long as the champ-champ wants to defend it,” White told reporters at the post-fight news conference.
“She’s incredible, and she goes in there and she made it look easy tonight against a really tough girl who hits hard who came to win, so it couldn’t happen to a better human being,” White said on Nunes. “She’s one of the sweetest people on earth, and I’m really happy for her. We’re talking about turning her around quick here for the 135-pound title since tonight was an easy night for her.
“Julianna Pena has been texting all of us all night. She’s been busy tonight. Yeah, we can do that.” Dana White concluded.
Amanda Nunes will be okay if UFC removes FW division
In leading up to UFC 259, Amanda Nunes told BT Sport in an interview that she would be okay with the UFC removing the women’s featherweight division.
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) March 4, 2021
“I feel like after this fight, the UFC should think about what they want to do with the division, because I have the belt, the belt is going to be mine forever,” Amanda Nunes told BT Sport in an interview. “This division has to retire with the belt being mine.
“So whatever they want to do after this fight, they can do with the division. I’m okay with it.”
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