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Why Amanda Nunes is The GOAT – By the Numbers

Amanda Nunes is one of the greatest Female fighters to ever set foot into the UFC octagon, period. In fact, she could even be categorized as the best MMA fighter that set foot into the UFC Octagon depending on who you talk to.

With another title defence set to happen at UFC 245, Amanda Nunes seems unstoppable at the moment. And the best part is: there are some interesting numbers to prove it.

  • 1 – Three-division boxing world champion defeated
  • 2 – UFC championship belts, first women to win two UFC titles and hold them simultaneously
  • 2 – Olympic medallists defeated
  • 4 – Successful UFC bantamweight title defenses
  • 5 – Performance of the Night bonuses (3rd all-time)
  • 6 – Current, former or future UFC champions defeated
  • 6 – Knockouts, most in UFC women's bantamweight history
  • 7 – Knockouts, most overall in UFC women's history
  • 8 – Finishes, most in UFC women's bantamweight history
  • 8 – Fight winning streak, longest in UFC women's bantamweight history
  • 9 – Finishes, most in UFC women's history
  • 10 – Bantamweight wins, most in UFC women’s history
  • 11 – Bouts, most in UFC women's bantamweight history (tied with R. Pennington)
  • 11 – Wins overall, most in UFC women’s history (tied with J. Andrade)
  • 13 – First-round finishes
  • 13 – Knockouts
  • 51 – Seconds, Fastest KO in UFC women's featherweight history (vs. C. Cyborg)
  • 91.67 – Percent win rate, highest among UFC women (Over 10 fights – 4th overall)

UFC President Dana White also holds a similar opinion about the Brazilian Champion and ahead of her fight against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245.

“Amanda Nunes has accomplished what nobody else has accomplished. It’s not just who she beat, but how she beat them. When you talk about Holly Holm, Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg and potentially Germaine de Randamie (twice) - she is holding two belts at the same time, defending them both at the same time and cleaning out all of the former champions. One of the most feared fighters ever, Cris Cyborg, is actually the fastest knockout in women’s featherweight history. She knocked Cyborg out in 51 seconds. She is by far one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time and definitely the greatest female fighter of all time,”

While this is indeed a topic that could kick-start a debate, there is no questioning the achievements that Nunes has managed to pile up during her illustrious career. And at UFC 245, she will have another chance to cement her spot on top when she defends her title.


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