It’s been nearly a year since UFC 200 happened. Who could forget the Jon Jones drug test failure, or the yellow canvas, or the series of disappointing fights? Well one person who shined on that night was Amanda Nunes, who emphatically took the women’s bantamweight title away from Miesha Tate in the main event. Nunes outstruck Tate from start to finish, and capped proceedings off with a fight-ending rear-naked choke.
You can watch the video at the top of the page.
Here’s Dallas Winston’s play-by-play of the fight:
R1: Hard snapping jab lands for Nunes. Nunes catches Tate with a glancing counter right. Tate steps in to jam an incoming right hand and hits a takedown, but Nunes pops back up and separates immediately. Nunes shoves Tate away after another clinch attempt, then stings her with a pair of jabs and a right cross that buckles her legs.
Tate throws a sloppy left hook and stays hunched over, and Nunes clubs her with a hard left hook. More explosive punches from Nunes and Tate is a bloody, staggering mess. Nunes pours it on and Tate holds her ground and covers up but gets knocked off-balance by a thunderous right hand. Nunes pounces on her and moves to back control, wrenching an over-the-chin neck crank that Tate quickly taps to. It's announced as a rear-naked choke win.
Amanda Nunes defeats Miesha Tate by submission (rear-naked choke) R1 3:16
And here’s the BE community’s reaction to the finish:
UFC 213: Nunes vs. Shevchenko 2 airs live on PPV from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 8th.