LAS VEGAS – The bad woman on the planet was in a fight on Saturday. He’s shown to be much more than a disaster striker.
Two-time champion Amanda Nunes developed a capable fight game on Germaine de Randamie land over five rounds and retained her UFC women’s bantamweight title with a unanimous victory decision.
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Nunes – which has won the last three fights, beating its rivals with disastrous strikes – has been unable to get past the Dutch kickbox. Instead, Nunes mixes in takedowns that left de Randamie helpless.
Things almost came to an abrupt end in the first round when Nunes took on de Randamie, set her on heavy strikes and nearly ended the race twice with attempts to submit. De Randamie managed to survive and even turned the fight around in the second frame when he surprised the champion with a bad knee.
Nunes seemed to consume a lot of energy looking for an early finish, and Randamie took full advantage of the second. He landed crisp offsets and had the champion in trouble, though soon.
Recognizing that Rentami would not allow her to land on the right hand, Nunes chose to use her fight to consolidate her opponent. From there, it was a simple rinse and you repeat like Randamie’s back and the canvas has been through the last three rounds.
Try as she might, Randamie had no answers for the Nunes fight and repeatedly found herself looking at the lights as Nunes hit her during the third and fourth rounds. With the fight seemingly in the bag, Nunes took all nine seconds to land de Randamie again in the fifth and never gave her the opportunity to get up.
Except for the second round, he was dominated by the “champ champion” as Nunes won the judges scores of 49-44, 49-46 and 49-45.
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