UFC 207: Amanda Nunes Points to Edmond Taverdyan, While Discussing Quick Victory Over Ronda Rousey
By FCF Staff
Amanda Nunes needed less than a minute to take out Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 last night, and the bantamweight champ believes advice from the latter’s boxing coach, is a reason why.
Nunes stunned Rousey moments into their bout with jabs and right hands, and proceeded to bring the referee’s stoppage with follow up punches. The highly anticipated fight lasted only 48 seconds.
While discussing her win after the card, Nunes pointed to Rousey’s boxing coach Edmond Taverdyan, as to why the bout was over so quickly (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“I knew she was going to strike with me; she (thought she could) because her boxing coach told her she has good striking,” Nunes said. “I knew she was going to strike a little bit with me, but when I started to connect with some punches, I knew she was going to start clinching with me.”
…The whole time I know it was going to be like this, and I trained like that, like a lioness. And I knew if I had that strategy in the beginning – that if she gave me the opportunity – I could finish her.”
Rousey was fighting for the first time since last November, when Holly Holm knocked her out with a head kick.