Nunes (21-4) compelled Anderson (10-5) to tap into a armbar at 2:03 of this opening round of the featherweight title fight at UFC 259 within the Apex. In all likelihood, she might have completed the battle any way she desired. She rocked Anderson using a ideal hand at the opening moment, a shot which had the challenger on skates. Anderson was hurt, she really taken a takedown on Nunes, which resulted in some finish on the floor.
With the success, Nunes defended her 145-pound name for the next time. She’s also still in charge of this 135-pound bantamweight title. She’s one of just 3 winners at UFC history to defend names in several weight classes, and she retains UFC records to the women’s branches in wins (14), endings (10) and wins in title conflicts (9).
“The strategy was precisely how I ended the struggle,” Nunes said. “I am here. It is not my fault [I am this dominant]. I am aware that there are a whole lot of women out there who need this chance. Who needs it?”
Anderson, of Queensland, Australia, was a plus-700 underdog entering the struggle — which may not have been large enough. The 31-year-old failed to earn a shot Nunes from the 145-pound weight course, but she seemed shellshocked in the opening bell. Nunes slipped into a fastball overhand right early , and it had been survival instincts out of Anderson from then on. She ate a few more appropriate hands, before urgently trying a takedown.
Nunes, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, readily stuffed the shooter and proceeded to high position. She put up a triangle, armbar attempt nearly immediately and immediately generated the fourth entry win of her career.
Nunes and her spouse, UFC strawweight Nina Ansaroff, attracted their baby daughter, Raegan, to the Octagon following the triumph.
“I am more dangerous today with my little woman,” Nunes said.
The UFC hasn’t signaled any long-term aims for its 145-pound branch, but there isn’t any one in the near future for Nunes to struggle at the burden. Her next movement will almost assuredly be in bantamweight, where she’s held the title since UFC 200 at 2016.