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Postado em 9 de julho, 2019
The very first champion vs champion fight has been reserved. Amanda”The Lioness” Nunes is currently making the move upward from the bantamweight division to shoot on Cristiane”Cyborg” Justino from the featherweight division at UFC 232 on December 29 in California. Oddsmakers have Cyborg launching as a -250 favorite with all The Lioness coming back at +195 with this superfight in the women’s divisions.
The -260 line for Cyborg might jump at you as a bargain, as in her past five fights at the Octagon she has been a typical -1619 favorite. What I find fascinating about the current chances is that Cyborg entered the struggle against Holly Holm as a -275 favorite and I think Nunes has a much better opportunity to sneak the featherweight belt from Cyborg compared to Holm actually did. The two have been verbally jousting for weeks and the talk ends when the two battle later this season.
Nunes at Featherweight
Although Cyborg will be the larger woman in the Octagon when the two match, Nunes had success at featherweight in her past. She competed in the featherweight division to start her career in which she posted a record of 6-1. All six victories for The Lioness in the 145-pound branch came by knockout, including wins within Ediane Gomes and Julia Budd.
Nunes has her difficulties cutting the weight at 135 pounds and has appeared to be the larger woman in all of her fights at bantamweight. The Brazilian is riding a seven-fight winning series and has defended her belt four times, finishing her opponent three of those times, including a fifth-round TKO over Raquel Pennington at UFC 224.
How will Cyborg vs NUNES perform?
This is sure to be a standup war between both Brazilians with 17 of Cyborg’s 20 victories coming by means of T/KO and 11 of Nunes’ 16 wins coming exactly the same manner. With two fighters coming to battle with fictitious knockout power, it’s hard to give the advantage one way or the other. Cyborg will use her size and power to try and corner Nunes and look for the finish. The Curitiba native is methodical and aggressive, landing 7.02 strikes a while while protecting 70 percent of attacks against. Cyborg hasn’t suffered a loss since her first professional fight in 2005 when she had been halted by a kneebar. She’s won five consecutive UFC struggles for example defending her belt double.
Nunes’ road to victory over Cyborg may come on the mat. The Lioness averages 1.82 takedowns per 15 minutes and it’s in her best interest to steer clear of Cyborg’s power in the standup game. Two of Nunes’ four losses have come by means of TKO/KO, most recently being stopped by Cat Zingano in UFC 178. The Bahia native will seem for her leg kicks to slow Cyborg down and secure the takedown where she can perform her striking floor and pound to become the first woman two-division winner.
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