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UFC 200: Amanda Nunes Always Believed In Her Self

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Amanda Nunes believed in herself and that’s all that mattered at UFC 200.

The Brazilian came out and completely dominated Miesha Tate, finishing her in the first round and becoming the new UFC female bantamweight champion.

Many wondered if the UFC had given Tate an easy out ahead of a potential rematch with Holly Holm or a third meeting with Ronda Rousey, but Nunes had other plans.

“I knew I could take my time. I trained for this kind of choke a lot. Whenever I put my hand in, I finish it,” she said. “My coach worked a lot with me to maintain and take my time. He said: ‘You’re going to get the belt.’ We worked on patience. We worked on going five rounds in the training.”

Nunes (13-4) became the first openly gay fighter to earn a UFC title, scoring her fourth consecutive victory. Three of those have been first round finishes and she is now 6-1 overall inside the Octagon.

As for who could step across from her in her first title defense, Nunes could care less.

“It doesn’t matter,” she said. “Anyone. I’m ready.”

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