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UFC In The 2010s: Looking Back At Female Bantamweight Division

From Ronda Rousey and her incredible run through Holly Holm, Miesha Tate and now Amanda Nunes, the UFC has relied on the bantamweight division.

Ronda Rousey dominated the UFC’s female bantamweight division for almost three years.

Along the way, the success of Rousey gave UFC president Dana White the green-light to move ahead with more female divisions in the promotion.

Rousey’s run would be toppled by Holly Holm, with Amanda Nunes now laying to the crown of best fighter in women’s mixed martial arts.

Along with Rousey, Holm and Nunes, Miesha Tate is the only other athlete in the UFC to hold the title.

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Amanda Nunes

For almost 1,400 days, Amanda Nunes has been the UFC’s female bantamweight champion.

Nunes won the title with a dominating performance at UFC 200 in the marquee bout in Las Vegas, stopping Miesha Tate.

She would go on to finish out the year with another near-perfect victory against Ronda Rousey, cementing her status in the division.

Nunes followed up with a 2017 victory over Valentina Shevchenko, a win in 2018 vs. Raquel Pennington and triumphs last year over both Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie.

Along with being the bantamweight champion, Nunes also holds the featherweight title.

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