In a rematch of their 2013 fight, Amanda Nunes (c) defeated Germaine de Randamie by unanimous decision (49-44, 49-46, 49-45) to retain her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship at UFC 245 on December 14, 2019.
The fight was a much different affair than their first meeting, which Nunes won by TKO in the first round. This time, de Randamie was able to stand her ground with Nunes on her feet and even landed some hard shots. However, Nunes’s superior grappling skills proved to be the difference. She took de Randamie down in every round and controlled her on the ground for the majority of the fight.
In the end, Nunes’s victory was a clear one. She outstruck de Randamie 180-117 and landed 10 takedowns. She also had more significant strikes (112-82) and control time (14:13).
With the win, Nunes extended her winning streak to 12 fights and her title defense streak to 6. She also became the first UFC fighter to defend two belts simultaneously twice.
De Randamie, for her part, gave Nunes a tough fight and showed that she is still a top contender in the bantamweight division. She will likely get another title shot in the future if she can string together a few more wins.
The rematch between Nunes and de Randamie was a close and exciting fight that lived up to the hype. It was a testament to both fighters’ skills and determination. In the end, Nunes was simply the better fighter on the night. She proved that she is still the best women’s bantamweight in the world.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the fight:
- Nunes’s grappling skills are still her biggest advantage. She was able to take de Randamie down at will and control her on the ground.
- De Randamie showed that she is a much better striker than she was in their first fight. She landed some hard shots and gave Nunes some trouble on the feet.
- Nunes’s conditioning was also a key factor in the fight. She was able to push the pace for the entire five rounds and never looked tired.
- The rematch was a close and exciting fight that lived up to the hype. It was a testament to both fighters’ skills and determination.
Overall, Nunes’s victory over de Randamie was a dominant one. She proved that she is still the best women’s bantamweight in the world and that she is still a force to be reckoned with.