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Why Amanda Nunes is the GOAT of women's MMA

Amanda Nunes has put away the gloves for good, retiring from MMA at the peak of her powers.

The Lioness has left the jungle, leaving in her wake a long line of defeated opponents, a retired division and legacy that will be tough to match.

The 'double champ' defended her bantamweight title for the sixth time against Irene Aldana at UFC 289 in Vancouver on Saturday night, producing a near-flawless display to dominate every round on her way to a unanimous decision win.
Standing in the octagon with her pregnant partner, their toddler Reagan, her coaching team and her two belts, perhaps the only surprise of the contest came when Nunes called for the cut man to remove her gloves so she can lay them to rest.

But becoming the first woman to be UFC champion in two divisions is just one entry on Nunes' list of accolades.

To rattle off a few, the 35-year-old boasts the most wins UFC women's history (16) the most finishes (ten) and the most wins in UFC title fights amongst women. As an aside, she is also the first openly gay UFC champion.

One also has to look at the manner of her victories against some of the biggest names in women's MMA.

Chief among them has to be her sensational first-round KO win over the dangerous Cris Cyborg - who at the time was virtually executing all her opponents - for the featherweight title in 2018. Such was her dominance after the victory, the UFC retired the featherweight division altogether.

Nunes also submitted Miesha Tate and went on to knock out Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, who are all former bantamweight champions. Throw in two decision wins of the mercurial Valentina Shevchenko and Nunes' Greatest of All Time status is without question.
And Nunes knows it...
"I beat all of them, so there's nothing left," she told her post-fight press conference.
"If anybody gets this belt now, it's just to have it, because I did everything in this division. This division is gone. All of them. I beat all the girls out there, all the best girls, so I just want to watch from the outside now what's going to happen."
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