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Lesbian fighter Amanda Nunes recaptures UFC title
2022-07-31

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On July 30, Amanda Nunes—a Brazilian lesbian who's considered one of the best mixed martial-arts fighters of all time—recaptured the UFC women's bantamweight title from Julianna Pena in a match in Dallas' American Airlines Center, ESPN reported.

"The lioness, if they don't get the prey the first time, I set the trap and I know I'd get it the second time," Nunes said after the match.

Nunes won thanks to a new southpaw stance on the feet and a renewed wrestling game. "The main thing was my southpaw," Nunes said. "I [knew] I was gonna catch her with that tonight. I knew she was not gonna be able to adjust to that."

Nunes, 34, is the first UFC fighter to defend two titles in separate weight classes concurrently (bantamweight and featherweight)—and has seven title defenses across two divisions, the most for a woman in UFC history. Before losing to Pena seven months ago, Nunes was on a 12-fight winning streak, with victories over competitors such as Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Miesha Tate and Holly Holm.


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