UFC 239 Results: Amanda Nunes Gives Holly Holm Taste of Own Medicine, Wins by Head Kick KO

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Amanda Nunes maintained her status as the greatest female fighter of all time with a first-round knockout against Holly Holm in the co-main event of UFC 239.

Amanda Nunes is quite simply the greatest female fighter of all time. With stunning knockout wins over Ronda Rousey and Cris Cyborg, as well as a pair of victories over current flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, no one has a resume quite like her. At UFC 239, Nunes will be defending her bantamweight title for the fourth time.

Holly Holm’s career-defining moment came in 2015 when she knocked out pound-for-pound great Ronda Rousey when the hype surrounding Rousey was at its peak. Holm was unable to maintain that momentum as she lost her next three fights. However, she’s won two of her last three, with the lone loss coming to former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.

There was a lot of movement out of the gate from both fighters. A near-twitchiness from both fighters was broken up by a leg kick by Amanda Nunes and a counter right hand by Holm. Nunes whipped a right hand that didn’t connect cleanly. Nunes got in close and briefly landed a takedown, but Holm popped right back up. A straight punch landed cleanly for Nunes, then after a few feints, Nunes clocked Holm with a high kick and knocked her out in the very first round.

Amanda Nunes said that she’d like to defend her featherweight belt next, which will likely be against the winner of Felicia Spencer vs. Cris Cyborg at UFC 240. As for bantamweight, Germaine De Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd will likely determine the top contender at 135.

Amanda Nunes def. Holly Holm by KO (Head Kick) in Round 1 (4:10)

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