Amanda Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds, Jones wins at UFC 232

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

A capacity crowd of 15,862 in Southern California watched another groundbreaking achievement by Nunes, the ferocious brawler who calls herself 'The Lioness'.

Both fighters came out swinging early on but it was Nunes who landed the first decisive blow of the bout having stepped up in weight class.

Cyborg had been the heavy favourite going into the fight but took her defeat graciously.

Jon. Bones. Jones.@JonnyBones puts on a show, and reclaims the UFC Light Heavyweight Belt!

"In the first fight, I stayed in his punching range", said Jones, who worked heavily on his boxing during his most recent suspension. The two traded shots early, but it was Nunes closing the gap and getting the better of the exchange, snapping Cyborg's long win streak.

Amanda Nunes celebrating after her victory over Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 on Dec 29 2018
Amanda Nunes celebrating after her victory over Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 on Dec 29 2018

Jon Jones punches Alexander Gustafsson in their light heavyweight title bout during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California.

Nunes, the UFC's bantamweight champion, moved up 10 pounds to challenge Justino (20-2), widely considered the world's greatest female fighter.

Oh, he looked plenty good, but something seemed off in the first two rounds of his light heavyweight championship bout with Alexander Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 232 at The Forum. And they get right down to the wire, and I think Vince [McMahon] throws so much money at him that he says, 'All right, I'll do [WWE] again.' Because this is here no matter what. "I'm thinking, 'I'm going to be fast, I'm going to move my head, and I know I'm going to get a knockout'".

"Prove to the fans you're a "champ champ", he said.

Nunes (17-4) was thought to be an undersized underdog, but she seized her second title belt by overwhelming her fellow Brazilian. I'm here. Get your belt back, ' he told Rogan afterwards.

"When we do figure out what's next, I don't know how many times he's going to fight this year, who he is going to fight, if he's going to win, how he's going to win - any of those things", White said.

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