Nunes knocks out Cyborg in 51 seconds to become 2-weight champ
The UFC has its newest two-weight champ.
In a dominant display over the most feared fighter in women's mixed martial arts, Amanda Nunes captured the featherweight title with a first-round knockout of Cris Cyborg at UFC 232 on Saturday night.
Nunes, who was moving up a division after three consecutive title defenses at bantamweight, came out swinging early. Cyborg stood in and traded blows initially, but it wasn't long before Nunes' barrage proved to be too much.
The referee stopped the fight just 51 seconds in, handing Nunes the title via first-round knockout (punches).
Nunes improves her career record to 17-4, including a perfect 5-0 in the UFC, and becomes the first women's UFC fighter to simultaneously hold multiple belts.
Cyborg, meanwhile, suffers only the second loss of her professional MMA career, and the first since her debut back in 2005.
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