Amanda Nunes performed perfectly in her biggest moment yet at UFC 207. The "lioness" mauled Ronda Rousey in less than a minute and made sure everyone knew who she was despite the lack of promotion. While dominating the former queen of the women's bantamweight division is a huge achievement, Nunes accomplished a lot more that night.
Amanda Nunes excelled in her first title defense, something #HollyHolm and #MieshaTate respectfully weren't able to do, and she did it against the Ronda Rousey. While some of Rousey's records still stand strong, if Nunes didn't break them then she has set herself up to surpass them in her next fight.
Nunes' stats and records post-UFC 207
- 13 of her 14 career victories are by stoppage.
- 6 of her 7 UFC victories are by first-round stoppage.
- Most wins (7) in UFC women’s bantamweight divisional history.
- Longest active UFC winning streak (5) in women’s bantamweight division.
- Most knockout victories (4) in UFC women’s bantamweight divisional history.
- Second-most first-round finishes (6) in UFC/Strikeforce combined divisional history behind Rousey's 7.
- Second-most stoppage victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied with Rousey's for the most in divisional history.
Valentina Shevchenko will fight Julianna Pena at the end of this month, while Holm and Germaine de Randamie contend for the first UFC women's featherweight championship at #UFC208. The winners of both of these fights could be on Nunes' radar, especially since she already has wins over both Shevchenko and de Randamie.