Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes power to UFC title triumphs

VIDEO Jon Jones Calls Out Daniel Cormier After Win Over Alexander Gustafsson

Jones reclaimed the light heavyweight title he previously held, scoring a third round TKO victory.

Jones, who also beat Gustafsson (18-5) in September 2013, was on top for the most part before a crucial takedown in the third round led to the victory.

If the 33-year-old Brazilian had never proven her worth as a draw and dominant force, then not granting her a chance to get the belt back would be fair.

To say that the road to this rematch was rocky would be an understatement.

That second failure saw the fight moved from Las Vegas to California..

Jones returned from his first doping suspension with a stoppage of Cormier in July 2017 to reclaim his light heavyweight title, but lost the belt again after testing positive for steroids. "I'm just happy with my belt, and for now I want to go back to the gym and improve my game".

"I think I'm going to fight Daniel Cormier now", Nunes said in her native Portuguese.

Well, UFC president Dana White wasn't convinced that the woman, who had gone unbeaten for almost 13 years, deserves an immediate opportunity to regain the gold. California officials agreed, allowing Jones to fight in Inglewood after Nevada demanded more answers in a hearing in January. "Once we start figuring out when and if Jones and him will fight right now, what weight, where, all that other stuff, we'll figure that out". For what it's worth, this was Cris Cyborg's first loss in MMA since her debut in 2005.

Amanda Nunes, the UFC's first openly gay champion, made history as she knocked out featherweight champion Cris Cyborg. I want to make that loud and clear: DC is no champ champ. "I'm assuming that's what's going on". Nunes buckled Justino's knees in the opening seconds, and she eventually knocked down Justino twice.

"We'll see. You never know".

"I don't think you do", he said when asked about Cyborg vs. Nunes 2.

Nunes has been unstoppable ever since she defeated Shayna Baszler three years ago and has defeated some of the biggest names in UFC in the process. Dana White explained at a UFC 232 post-event news conference Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California how Lesnar is in the ideal position to maintain a schedule in both WWE and UFC.

Australian featherweight prospect Alexander Volkanovski (19-1) won his 16th straight bout in the PPV opener, stopping veteran Chad Mendes with right hands in the second round of a back-and-forth bout.

Nunes took on Cyborg tonight in the co-main event of UFC 232.

Each individual will earn an additional $50,000.

Nathaniel Wood, Uriah Hall, Curtis Millender and Montel Jackson claimed prelim wins on UFC Fight Pass.



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