UFC female bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes is headlining UFC 224 this weekend. And though she’ll be facing Raquel Pennington, and the bout takes place in her home-country of Brazil, the only storyline that matters – will ever matter – is that Nunes once beat the crap out of Ronda Rousey.
Seriously, Nunes could retire tomorrow, and still those highlight reels will show her crushing Rousey like an annoying bug.
Let’s set the scene, shall we?
When Nunes faced Rousey at UFC 207, the former was the champ and the latter the challenger, because Holly Holm had head-kicked the belt away from Rousey, then Miesha Tate choked Holm, and Nunes pounded out Tate. But despite her challenger status, Rousey was far and away the star of the show. She was, after all, the reason there were females fighting in the Octagon.
Unfortunately, the pressures of fame bore down heavily on the judo Olympian, and with every eye and lens upon her, Rousey was all frowns.
She was also all bluster and no training – as evidenced by the complete destruction Nunes inflicted upon her via her fists. Rousey was TKO’d in a whole 48 seconds.
So here’s the fight. Watch and enjoy.