To be considered that fantastical beast known as the GOAT (the Greatest of All Time), Amanda Nunes has had to walk through some of the best women to ever step inside the UFC octagon. And through twelve consecutive wins following UFC 259 on Saturday, “The Lioness” has crafted a legacy that will forever be remembered by combat sports fans.
Megan Anderson, her latest challenger, suggested ahead of their featherweight title fight that Nunes had yet to fight a true featherweight like herself. For Anderson, her career has led her to UFC 259 from Invicta, where she captured 145lb gold. She was looking to shock the world and dethrone the Queen of the Women’s Featherweight on Saturday, despite the odds being heavily stacked against her.
Nunes proved once again on Saturday why she is the greatest female fighter the UFC has ever seen. Using her power, she rocked Megan with a right hand that wobbled the challenger early, allowing Nunes to take the fight to the mat. There, she set up a beautiful submission victory — a triangle arm-bar — a secure the win, and extend her reign as featherweight (and of course, bantamweight) champion.
PROS GIVE THEIR TAKE
Here is how the pros reacted to the women’s featherweight title fight between Megan Anderson and Amanda Nunes at UFC 259.
Baddest Mom on the planet!!! #UFC259
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) March 7, 2021
Amanda is on another level 👀!!!!#UFC259
— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) March 7, 2021
— Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) March 7, 2021
— Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) March 7, 2021
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) March 7, 2021
I’m getting old, I’m getting good. Aww that’s the trick. 😂😂😂💕 Love her. #UFC259
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) March 7, 2021
— Charles Rosa (@CharlesRosaMMA) March 7, 2021
— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) March 7, 2021
— Michelle Waterson (@karatehottiemma) March 7, 2021
Bring Clarissa Shields….Why not?! 🤷♀️#UFC259
— BriannaTheBull (@briannathebull) March 7, 2021
Book Amanda a fight next week #UFC259
— BONY (@JonnyBones) March 7, 2021
THE GOAT!! #AndStill 🦁🙌🔥👊🏼
— PEARL GONZALEZ (@PearlGonzalez) March 7, 2021
Fight me @Amanda_Leoa !
— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) March 7, 2021