UFC 239: Amanda Nunes Takes Out Holly Holm
Amanda Nunes continued to strengthen her case as the greatest woman fighter of all time tonight.
Amanda Nunes continues to roll through the competition, as the bantamweight champ took out the legendary Holly Holm tonight at UFC 239.
Neither woman fired off much in the fight’s opening moments. The bantamweights started picking up the pace, and mid round, Nunes momentarily took Holm down. The latter continued to fire kicks at the lead leg of Nunes and the champ scored with a right not long after. Moments later, Nunes dropped Holm with a kick to the head, and as she fired in punches from above the fight was stopped. Holm never went out, but she was clearly very stunned by the strikes.
Tonight marked the first time Nunes had fought since she put away Cris “Cyborg” in December, and won the 145 crown.
Here are the results so far for UFC 239, which is going down in Las Vegas.
Amanda Nunes def. Holly Holm via TKO (kicked & punches) R1, 4:10
Jorge Masvidal def. Ben Askren via KO (flying knee) R1, 0:05
Jan Blachowicz def. Luke Rockhold via KO (punches) R2, 1:39
Michael Chiesa def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Arnold Allen def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marlon Vera def. Nohelin Hernandez via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:25
Claudia Gadelha def. Randa Markos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Song Yadong def. Alejandro Perez via KO (punch) R1, 2:04
Edmen Shahbazyan def. Jack Marshman via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 1:12
Chance Rencountre def. Ismail Naurdiev via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Julia Avila def. Pannie Kianzad via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)