By Justin Golightly
We have a new UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion -- the fourth in under a year
Miesha Tate has been the number two women's fighter for a very, long time. Ronda Rousey was her white whale and after she got dismantled by Holly Holm, Tate showed her toughness and took her out. Tonight she would meet a game and skillful Amanda Nunes, who would still come in as a underdog. ...But not anymore.
Nunes came out like Wolverine during a berserker barrage. The power was stunning and the accuracy was perhaps ever more impressive. Tate's nose clearly got broken early which didn't help breathing, concentration, or trying to defend a lady demon trying to take your UFC title.
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The fight did not last long. Tate was busted open the hardway and had no answer for the violence the laid before her. After a brief grappling exchange, Nunes choked Tate and forced her tap. It was a result drenched in irony as much as it was in blood. This was the same way Tate won her title just one fight before.
Draped in her country's flag, Nunes successfully becomes the only undisputed Brazilian champion left in the UFC by taking the Bantamweight title from Tate. With Rousey's absence, this is a result that truly shakes up the women's division.
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