UFC: Amanda Nunes announces retirement

by | Jun 16, 2023 | MMA

Amanda Nunes concluded her MMA career last Saturday after defeating Irene Aldana at UFC 289 and retaining her bantamweight championship title. Throughout her journey in the octagon, the Lioness achieved impressive records, holding titles in both the bantamweight and featherweight divisions. Her farewell marked the end of a brilliant trajectory in the sport.

Following her victory over Irene Aldana, Amanda Nunes secured her 11th win in championship fights, equaling another icon of Brazilian MMA. Alongside Anderson Silva, the fighter from Bahia now shares the record for Brazilian athletes with the most triumphs in title bouts. Globally, only Jon Jones (15), Georges St-Pierre (13), and Demetrious Johnson (12) possess higher numbers in this regard.

Furthermore, Amanda Nunes is the greatest winner in the history of women’s MMA in the UFC. She boasts an impressive total of 16 victories in 18 fights contested in the organization. It is worth noting that she is the only woman to have captured titles in two different UFC weight classes. Her legacy in the sport is remarkable, and her list of achievements is truly exceptional.

Nunes also holds the record for the most victories in the bantamweight division’s history, with 13 triumphs, and she is the leader in knockouts in that category, with eight. Additionally, she holds the record for the longest winning streak by a woman in the UFC, accumulating a total of 12 triumphs.

In a bout against another MMA legend, Amanda achieved an impressive feat by securing the fastest victory in featherweight history. In 2018, she defeated Cris Cyborg in just 51 seconds, establishing a significant milestone in that division.

By concluding her MMA career, Amanda Nunes leaves behind an impressive record of 23 wins and five losses. Among her victories, 13 were achieved by knockout, showcasing her finishing power. Additionally, she obtained four wins by submission, demonstrating her ground game skills. An additional highlight is that Amanda accumulated 14 first-round victories, demonstrating her effectiveness and ability to finish fights quickly.

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