Ultimate Fighting Championship two-division belt-holder Amanda Nunes is set to defend her bantamweight title on July 6 against former champ Holly Holm. Nunes' other belt is waiting for her 10 pounds up in the shallow featherweight division.
"The Lioness" snatched the 145-pound strap by shocking the mixed martial arts world in December 2018 when she knocked out Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino in under one minute of the first round, cementing her quickly forming legacy as the best female MMA fighter to date. Despite the quick and unquestionable victory, Nunes (17-4) is eager for a rematch with Justino, citing the thinness of the featherweight division as her primary reason.
"I think this is the fight to make. You know, 145 is dead right now, nobody in that division. And Cyborg was the most dominating woman on the planet. I feel like she don't expect she would lose [to] me, as fast at how it was. She thinks she wanna prove something but she knows she's gonna lose again. But I feel like, we should make that [rematch]. All the fans want that," Nunes explained to MMA Junkie.
The Brazilian training out of American Top Team in Florida is confident that she will repeat her victory over Cyborg whenever that rematch gets booked. "You know I'm better than her," declared Nunes.
First, she must successfully defend her bantamweight title against No. 1 contender Holm (12-4). That clash goes down at UFC 239: Jones vs. Santos on July 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.