Sunday, 10 July 2016

UFC 200: Amanda Nunes runs over Miesha Tate and is the first Brazilian champion

The Brazilian MMA shone at UFC 200. In the main fight of the night, Amanda Nunes ran over then champion Miesha Tate and won the women's bantamweight belt in the early hours of Sunday in Las Vegas, USA. The fighter from Salvador gave no chance for the US and won by submission, after fitting a sequence of punches in just over three minutes of fighting. At 28, she became the first Brazilian champion of the UFC.


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Brazil began Saturday with no UFC champion, something that occurred not had nearly ten years.However, the victories of Jose Aldo, who won the interim belt featherweight, and Amanda Nunes repositioned the country on top of the MMA. The victory of Bahia fighter was one of the most exciting of the night.

The main event of the evening was the title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, but thanks to cutting last minute Jones, caught in doping tests, women's contest was chosen by President Dana White as the major attraction of megavento. Amanda Nunes then took the chance of life and massacred the former champion Tate with a flawless performance.

The Brazilian was more offensive from the start and managed to swing Tate with a straight right that broke the nose of American. Groggy, Tate also took a series of blows Amanda and the knockout was underway. The consecration has come on the ground with the Brazilian applying a rear naked choke without difficulty. Tate, 29, left disfigured octagon, bleeding profusely, and congratulated the Brazilian with a friendly hug.

Already belt ownership, Amanda devoted to exploit the family in the Northeast. "It's for you, Grandma. I'm coming. A year ago I do not see my family, but I'm going to Brazil and taking that belt with me," said the athlete, who lives in the United States.

The category that was dominated by Ronda Rousey for many years, has its third winner in less than one year. In November 2015, the American Holly Holm took the belt round, but four months later, was knocked out by Miesha Tate. The trend now is that Brazil defends his belt before Ronda Rousey, which is almost a year without fighting.

UFC 200 Results:

Main card:

Amanda Nunes won Miesha Tate by submission in the 1st round

Brock Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (29-27 three times)

Daniel Cormier won Anderson Silva by unanimous decision (30-26 three times)

Jose Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46 and 48-47)

Cain Velasquez defeated Travis Browne by TKO in the 1st round

Card preliminary:

Julianna Peña won cat zingano by unanimous decision (29-28 three times)

Kelvin Gastelum defeated Johny Hendricks via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 and 30-27)

T.J. Dillashaw won Raphael Assuncao by unanimous decision (30-27 three times)

Sage Northcutt Enrique Marin won by unanimous decision (29-28 three times)

Joe Lauzon defeated Diego Sanchez by TKO in the 1st round

Gegard Mousasi defeated Thiago Sledgehammer by KO in the 1st round

Jim Miller defeated Takanori Gomi by TKO in the 1st round

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