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Amanda Nunes wants featherweight title, challenges Holly Holm-Germaine de Randamie winner

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Amanda Nunes posing with her Lioness mask and the belt after beating Ronda Rousey at UFC 207.
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Move over, Conor McGregor. Amanda Nunes is coming for your rarified air.

Nunes, the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion, tweeted Saturday that she wants to win the featherweight title, too, tossing out a challenge to either Holly Holm or Germaine de Randamie.

Nunes defended the 135-pound title for the first time last month at UFC 207 when she beat Ronda Rousey by TKO in just 48 seconds. The Brazilian won the belt from Miesha Tate by first-round submission at UFC 200 in July.

Holm and de Randamie will meet for the inaugural UFC women’s 145-pound title in the main event of UFC 208 on Feb. 11 in Brooklyn. Megan Anderson, the brand new Invicta interim featherweight champ, also called out the Holm-de Randamie winner on Saturday night.

Nunes (14-4) does have some suitors for her bantamweight title. Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko will meet in the main event of UFC on FOX 23 on Jan. 28 in Denver. The winner of that bout would be a clear-cut top contender for the 135-pound belt.

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