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Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes talk made Raquel Pennington's 'blood boil,' still no chip on her shoulder

RIO DE JANEIRO – As she prepares to fight for a title in what will also be her first UFC headliner, bantamweight contender Raquel Pennington is in a good spot. But it took a rough road – and somewhat of a last-minute scare to get there. Pennington (9-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) was first in talks to meet champion Amanda Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC) last October. The bantamweight title bout, originally...
Via MMA Junkie
8 hours ago

Video: Champ Amanda Nunes, Raquel Pennington face off for first time ahead of UFC 224

RIO DE JANEIRO – Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington faced off for the first time today ahead of their women’s bantamweight title fight UFC 224. Nunes (15-4 MMA, 8-1 UFC), who puts her title on the line for the third time at UFC 224, which takes place May 12 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, faced off against Pennington (9-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) during today’s media day in Brazil. Although...
Via MMA Junkie
12 hours ago

Amanda Nunes balks at Cris Cyborg's July 7 deadline: 'I don't think it's fair'

December 30, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Amanda Nunes celebrates with the championship belt after defeating Ronda Rousey by first round TKO during UFC 207 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Aug 3, 2013; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Amanda Nunes (black shorts) and Sheila Graff fight during UFC 163 at HSBC Arena. Mandatory Credit...
Via MMA Junkie
4 days ago

UFC news: Cris Cyborg sets a deadline for Amanda Nunes, UFC debuts in Liverpool

Cyborg seems to be growing impatient as the superfight fails to come to fruition
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4 days ago

Nunes/Pennington set for UFC 224

UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, has her next title defense set. Of course, this comes on the heels of UFC President Dana White saying Nunes/Cyborg has to happen.“(Cyborg)’s a beast. The fight to make is her and Nunes. That’s the fight that needs to happen. Nunes wants the fight, she wants the fight, I want the fight, I’m sure the fans want to see it, too, so we’ll...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyborg calls out Nunes as potential fight looms

Cris Cyborg is making the rounds calling out current and former UFC foes alike.After putting current WWE sensation Ronda Rousey on blast and challenging her to a fight, Cyborg is turning her attention to another high-profile figure.Having avoided Amanda Nunes like the plague recently, Cyborg now wants to go fist-to-fist with the 135-pound champ.“If she’s calling me out she has to...
Via SNIPdaily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

White: Cyborg/Nunes to Happen

After Cris Cyborg’s dominance at UFC 222, only one fight makes sense: Amanda Nunes. But this time, it’s probably going to happen. Just ask UFC president Dana White. “(Cyborg)’s a beast. The fight to make is her and Nunes. That’s the fight that needs to happen. Nunes wants the fight, she wants the fight, I want the fight, I’m sure the fans want to see it, too, so we’ll get that one...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cyborg dominates at UFC 222

Was there ever any doubt? Saturday night in Las Vegas, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos would put her featherweight title on the line. And once again, Cyborg would dominate. This time, her opponent — Yana Kunitskaya — went in with a plan. But here’s the thing: it did not matter in the slightest.Despite her best efforts to wear Cyborg down in the clinch, Kunitskaya didn’t stand much of a chance...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Amanda Nunes to defend title at UFC 224

Amanda Nunes has won her previous six bouts. After dispatching of Miesha Tate at UFC 200 back in July of 2016, she would become the UFC bantamweight champion. Since, she has two title defenses to her name. But now, Nunes has her next opponent. And just like that, her next title defense.“Amanda Nunes will put the UFC women’s bantamweight title on the line against Raquel Pennington...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 213 ticket prices plummet following Nunes withdrawl

Amanda Nunes made headlines Saturday for reasons nobody expected when she pulled out of UFC 213 with an undisclosed illness. In conjunction with that news, UFC 213 ticket prices plummeted, and MMA Today reports UFC must offer refunds to people who purchased tickets for the event.To illustrate just how much the UFC 213 ticket prices fell, here’s a comparison of the NBA Summer League...
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July 08, 2017  |  Discuss

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