Amanda Nunes Say goodbye to the UFC as the undisputed champion. After earning a unanimous decision victory over Irene Aldana at UFC 289 on Saturday night, the 35-year-old bantamweight champion announced her retirement from competition.
Over the past nine years Nunes has established himself as: The unstoppable force in mixed martial arts. She has won 14 of her last 15 games, including her most recent victory over Aldana. In this crushing turn, Nunes regained the bantamweight title in a thrilling rematch with Juliana Peña at UFC 277, avenging her only loss.
Despite a Hall of Fame-worthy career and widespread acclaim Possibly the greatest female fighter in UFC history, Nunes faces questions about his motivation to continue competing at the highest level. UFC president Dana White has openly questioned his own drive ahead of his rematch with Peña.
“Amanda is a millionaire, but she’s in a completely different financial situation now,” White said in 2022. She has a baby now.Her life – she wasn’t as hungry a savage as she used to be when she started her way to becoming a world champion. Many of them are the cause. “
Nunes’ career says it all
Nunes now joins an elite group of fighters. Holding two titles at the same time in UFC history: Conor McGregor (light as a feather) and Daniel Cormier (Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight).
Before retiring, the Brazilian superstar reigned as both bantamweight and featherweight champion, having held the latter since December 2018.
Aldana entered the title fight as a late substitute, but the original plan was for Nunes and Peña to have a long-awaited match. However, Peña broke a rib in training and Aldana was named as a substitute for the main event on May 2. Aldana had an impressive 7-4 record in 11 UFC fights. Nunes proved to be a big leap forward in competition. The champion once again proves his superiority, It was her eighth successful title defense in her illustrious career.