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Monday, Jul 11, 2016

UFC 200: Amanda Nunes Credits “Patience” For Impressive, Title Cinching Win

Amanda Nunes (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Amanda Nunes needed less than four minutes to take out Miesha Tate at UFC 200, but the new bantamweight champ is crediting patience for her jaw dropping win.

Nunes cracked Tate with several, hard punches not long into the headliner, and proceeded to submit her with a rear-naked-choke. The victory was the Brazilian’s fourth straight, since Nunes was stopped by Cat Zingano in 2014.

After her championship win, Nunes reported the following, while speaking to FOX Sports 1 (quote via FOX Sports press release):

“My coach worked a lot with me to maintain and take my time. He said: ‘You’re going to get the belt.’ We worked on patience. We worked on going five rounds in the training.”

“My background is Brazilian jiu-jitsu and I learned striking very quickly. Now I work on wrestling every day – high-level wrestling. I was ready for her. I knew she was going to try it.”

The 28 year-old fighter, who was the underdog heading into UFC 200, has gone 6-1 now in the UFC.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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